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Anthropologist David Graeber says there's a perverse logic that has allowed pointless jobs to proliferate in many workplaces. Yang Liu/Getty Images hide caption

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BS Jobs: How Meaningless Work Wears Us Down

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You 2.0: Dream Jobs

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Joana Dudley looks at a list of job prospects at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla., in January. In the government's June jobs report, the unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent with more people entering the labor force. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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The lunch and helmet of a Venezuelan iron worker lie on a table during lunch break, in Ciudad Piar, Bolívar state, Venezuela. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Many Venezuelan Workers Are Leaving The Job, And The Country

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has released plan that would create pilot job guarantee programs in 15 communities where unemployment is particularly high. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Want To Help Someone In A Poor Village? Give Them A Bus Ticket Out

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Heidi Hartmann, the president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research, says women in retail lost hundreds of thousands of jobs over the last year, and men gained more than 100,000 jobs. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Analysis Shows Women Lost Jobs In Retail Last Year, Though Men Gained

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Construction workers at a site in Miami. Thousands of construction workers in the U.S. face the elimination of their temporary protected status and the prospect of deportation. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Ending Temporary Protection For Foreign Workers Could Hurt U.S. Rebuilding Efforts

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Kellie Tiller was a contract attorney doing e-discovery after she graduated from the Massachusetts School of Law. Now she is a public defender. Asma Khalid/WBUR hide caption

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From Post-it Notes To Algorithms: How Automation Is Changing Legal Work

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California speaks in Berryville, Va., on Monday to unveil the Democrats' new agenda. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York is by her side. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Coal and steel jobs were once plentiful in Steubenville, Ohio. Today, the local hospital is the top employer in the county. Courtesy of Rana Xavier hide caption

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After Decline Of Steel And Coal, Ohio Fears Health Care Jobs Are Next

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Students try out a Samsung Electronics Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone at a shop in Seoul, South Korea, on April 27. Many post-college grads in South Korea spend years studying for tests in the hopes of winning a job at a company like Samsung. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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South Korean Youth Struggle To Find Jobs After Years Of Studying For Tests

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Workers' gear hangs inside Lobster Trap's facility in Steuben, Maine. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Maine's Immigrants Boost Workforce Of Whitest, Oldest State In U.S.

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In coal country, restoring streams like this one near Logan, W.Va., is a big business. But the practice remains controversial among some scientists. Courtesy of Canaan Valley Institute hide caption

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