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US Jobs Grow Slower than Expected in December as Work Force Declines

Economists cite unusual causes to this latest slump, but the less-than-ideal situation still presents an ongoing challenge for public officials.

The Mysterious Fence-Sitters of Gen X

It’s eerie, actually. There's an entire generation of people who adamantly refuse to commit to, well, anything.

The Vanity of Productivity

The only goal worth working toward, either in your own life or in the service of others, is the ability to enjoy good things.

Francis Gives the Church and Humanity a Fighting Chance

Though many have been critical of Pope Francis' assertion that the most serious evil of our day is youth unemployment, a Jewish sociologist thinks he's right on target.

“The Church Urged to Reduce Poverty,” Says Director of Caritas

The director of the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria stresses the need for institutions, especially the Church, to stimulate real economic growth by creating jobs for people.

Pope Francis Rejects ‘Throw-Away Culture’

In a pastoral visit to the island of Sardinia, Pope Francis warned against the dangers of today's "throw-away culture" and encouraged those experiencing employment difficulties.

The Fighting is Over but Animosity Lingers On

Ethnic Tamils have continued to face discrimination by the Sri Lankan government since the end of fighting in 2009, leaving many Tamils unemployed and worsening their economic situation.

Youth Unemployment Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Unemployment in one's youth can mean economic stagnation for the rest one's life

US Economy Gains 165,000 Jobs

Unemployment rate at 7.5%, lowest level in five years