Video: How Can U.S. Unemployment Be Solved?
10.2% of Americans are unemployed. Another 5.3% are underemployed. Now President Obama faces criticism that he lost focus on creating and saving jobs.
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Video: Jobs crisis 'hits young hardest'
Young people in the poorest, most deprived parts of the UK are being hardest hit by unemployment in the recession, official figures have revealed.
Video: Voices from the Recession
Stories of how the economic downturn has affected ordinary people's lives in Washington DC.
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Video: Employee rights in job downturn
Employment lawyer Martin Edwards explains what rights employees have when faced with the threat of redundancy.
Video: Working time
The North East man under pressure to work a 65 hour week.
The Anglo-American World: Riches and Rags
Homeless teenager in New York City (Copyright: Scanpix)
Global recession: Aftershock (BBC News)
Aftershock: The global financial crisis (Audio - BBC World Service)
Are you feeling the pinch?
Countries like the United Kingdom have officially entered recession. So how are families coping?
Living with less: The human side of the global recession (The New York Times)
Poverty in America
US Economy at a glance
American economy quiz
Poverty (US Census Bureau)