For at least one California county's budget it's a crisis that will only get worse.
Not on single Republican voted to pass President Obama's economic recovery act in February 2009, but now they are all trying to get a piece of it.
Five Republicans joined with Democrats to move the bill forward. But it is widely seen as far too small to significantly impact the jobless rate.
DALLAS - At a Robert E. Lee memorial built by the New Deal's WPA government jobs program, an NAACP leader and others called for federal action on jobs.
California legislators are putting jobs creation at the top of their agenda.
Extension of jobless benefits is delayed again in the Senate, while conservatives push spending freezes and tax breaks for the rich.
Attorneys general from four states called on the Senate to take the side of the people not the banks by approving a bill to create a strong Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
Without this extension millions of unemployed workers and families will be dropped from the rolls. Contact your senators now!
A lot of folks feel the move by Obama has come not a moment too soon.
CHICAGO - A group of African American youth and community organizers who gathered to watch the State of the Union address were most interested in what the president had to say about jobs.