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'Dejected': Some Unemployed Give Up The Hunt

Unemployment slipped to 8.1 percent last month, in part because fewer job seekers were applying for positions. "I've been feeling very dejected and depressed," says one woman who has stopped looking for work. The share of adults working or seeking jobs is down to the lowest level since the 1981 recession.
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Ulman, Baker Go Through Firefighting Training

Ken Ulman and Rushern Baker receive hands-on firefighter training to help make budget decisions for their counties.


Just 115,000 Jobs Added Last Month, Jobless Rate Dipped To 8.1 Percent

Job growth was weak, but the jobless rate edged down from 8.2 percent in March.

What April's Jobless Rate Means For The Candidates

The Labor Department announced unemployment figures for April on Friday. The jobless rate fell to 8.1 percent, from 8.2 percent in March. There have been conflicting signals about the strength of the economy, and the way voters interpret those signals could have a major impact on the presidential race.

Spaniards' Hopes For Economic Relief Dashed

After months of punishing austerity measures, some in Spain want a break and maybe even some stimulus from Europe. But that didn't happen at Thursday's meeting of the governing board of the European Central Bank.

What American Women Do For Work

Forty years ago, only 1 in 3 American workers was a woman. Today, it's 1 in 2. What jobs did all those women get? And how did gender breakdowns change by industry?