Report | Sep 24, 2010
One Recession, Two Americas

For a narrow majority of Americans (55%), the Great Recession brought a mix of hardships, usually in combination: a spell of unemployment, missed mortgage or rent payments, shrinking paychecks and shattered household budgets, but for the other 45% of the country, the recession was largely free of such difficulties.

Short Read | Aug 10, 2010
Personal Cost of Being Unemployed

Roughly four-in-ten Americans who spent some time unemployed during the recession say they experienced a strain in family relations while out of work.

Short Read | Aug 10, 2010
Unemployment Ain’t All Bad

Close to half of all Americans who spent some time unemployed during the recession say they enjoyed not having to work for a while.

Short Read | Feb 17, 2010
Unemployment & Presidential Approval

The unemployment rate stood at 7.6% when Obama took office; its rise, and the corresponding fall in Obama’s approval rating, so far mirrors Reagan’s first term.

Report | Sep 17, 2009
Take this Job and Love It

Self-employed adults are significantly more satisfied with their jobs than other workers. They're also more likely to work because they want to and not because they need a paycheck.

Report | Feb 12, 2009
As Jobs Crisis Spreads, Worries Climb the Economic Ladder

Overview For the public, the continuing financial crisis has been overtaken by a jobs crisis. The proportion of Americans citing jobs or unemployment as the nation’s most important economic problem has more than quadrupled – from 10% to 42% – since early October and job worries now far surpass concerns over the financial crisis. People’s […]

Report | Apr 16, 2008
You’re Laid Off

At a time when the American economy is trending down and the unemployment rate is ticking up, one out of every seven U.S. workers fear they will be laid off in the next 12 months.

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