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Tech jobs hold up as unemployment rate rises

It's hard to find bright spots in newly released labor statistics, but here's one: there are more computer systems design and consulting services gigs than a year ago.

By March 6, 2009


Fume hoods leave the stove and join the unemployment line

Downdraft cook tops from Jenn-Air eliminate the need for fume hoods

By July 21, 2008


Gangnam Style flash mob 9,000 strong storms Sicily

Europe's youth unemployment problem isn't helping the economy, but it sure helps fuel a wicked public dance party.

By October 10, 2012


Honoring those who Facebooked themselves out of their jobs

The Facebook Fired blog is a painfully modern collection of stories memorializing those who are collecting unemployment thanks to posts on Facebook or similar public disclosures.

By September 14, 2012


Spectrum auction compromise part of payroll tax cut bill

Congressional compromise to extend the payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits also includes authorization funding for a public safety wireless network.

By February 16, 2012


Massachusetts agency says virus led to data breach

Qakbot virus may have grabbed sensitive data as people used computers on the network of state's unemployment offices.

By May 17, 2011


Google rallies opposition to Calif. energy measure

A ballot measure to suspend a California emission-reduction law until unemployment improves is decried by Google, which thinks that could derail clean-tech investment.

By August 10, 2010


New York rolls dice on semiconductors

State heavily subsidizes chipmaker to build manufacturing plant in area hard-hit by unemployment.

By August 4, 2009


Google launches tool for searching public data

Curious about unemployment trends in your state cross-referenced against salaries? Google Public Data Explorer could make it easier to create a visual representation.

By March 8, 2010


GOP's Whitman, Fiorina lose California elections

Despite dizzying campaign spending, double-digit California unemployment, and an anti-incumbent sentiment, ex-CEOs Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina couldn't dislodge their Democratic rivals.

By November 2, 2010