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The Story That Manufacturing Job Statistics Won't Tell You

Vicki Holt | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Vicki Holt

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases its monthly manufacturing job numbers, most people following the markets pay attention. Why? Becaus...

Rick Perry Says The Unemployment Rate Is 'Doctored'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business

After a two-year hiatus from politics, unemployment trutherism made its return to the Republican campaign trail on Monday, making a brief appearance a...

Jobs Report, First Impressions: Payrolls Rise but so Does Long-Term Unemployment

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

In a report that has both good and bad news for the American workforce, February payrolls appeared to shake off analysts' cold-weather concerns, adding a solid 175,000 jobs and revising job counts for the prior two months up by a total of 25,000.

Middling May -- Jobs

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The much anticipated May jobs numbers were underwhelming but better than lowered expectations. All eyes are on the Fed and its likely response to the economic conditions. Will the Fed continue extraordinary monetary policy support?

Dave Jamieson

Bad News For American Unions | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Driven by widespread job losses in the public sector, the number of American workers belonging to a labor union has dropped to a record ...

November Jobs Report: A Mixed Bag

Katie Bardaro | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Katie Bardaro

Even with the looming fiscal cliff and the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the November jobs report contained some encouraging news: the number of jobs created was well above expectations at 146,000. November proved to be a mixed bag of good news and bad news.

Lila Shapiro

Economy Adds 54,000 Jobs In May, Unemployment Rate Rises | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

For months, economists, government officials and headlines proclaimed that the labor market recovery was "gaining traction." Today's monthly unemploym...

Lila Shapiro

Inside December Jobs Report, Labor Force Hits 'Stunning New Low' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a week of promising signs for an improving economy, the news from Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the state of jobs in America is ...