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Half of Recent College Grads Don’t Have Full-Time Jobs

The unemployment rate for college graduates is lower than that for people without degrees, but that doesn’t mean they’re having an easy time of it.

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Managers Reveal the Most Bizarre Reasons People Give for Quitting Their Jobs

Just because the unemployment rate is high doesn’t mean everyone is desperate for work — some are even willing to leave their jobs altogether.

And when they do, the reasons they sometimes give are rather eyebrow-raising.

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What Cities Are Best for Creating Jobs?

The economy has made it practically impossible to get a job in some corners of the country. Some, however, have had an easier time than others at creating opportunities for the unemployed to become employed once again.

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How Does Unemployment Affect a Job Seeker’s Mental Health?

The word “unemployment” gets thrown around a lot during tough times and especially during major elections when it’s easy to throw a number on a situation that affects a lot of people.

It’s easy to forget, though, that being unemployed can affect a lot more than a person’s bottom line.

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Why Is a Man with 11 College Degrees Working As a Crossing Guard?

Bruce Berry is a both a renaissance man and a lollipop man — the latter being British slang for a crossing guard. He has 11 advanced degrees, a completed Ph.D. and another doctorate in the works.

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Men and Women Are Putting in Longer Hours at Work — But Who is Putting in More?

Studies show that both men and women are putting in more working hours than ever in addition to logging more office time. But which sex is working longer and harder?

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How Many Hours Does It Take a McDonald’s Worker to Afford a Big Mac? — Dollars and Sense

Economics can complicate the world’s most enlightened mind. They often involve complex equations with more numerals and variables than the theory of relativity.

However, one study has found a rather novel way of measuring and comparing the rise and fall of wages and it involves McDonald’s most famous sandwich.

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Why Do We Work 40 Hours a Week?

If you’re putting in a 60-hour workweek, you may think the people who do their regular 40 hours and go home are slackers — but the truth is, they’re probably more productive than you are.

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