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January Jobs Report

Ben Walsh

The Best Thing About January's Jobs Report Happened In December And November | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business

In economics, the past is never dead -- it's always subject to revision.

U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs In January; Unemployment Rate Rises To 5.7 Percent

AP | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgent job market in January signaled that the U.S. economy is finally regaining the kind of strength typical of a healthy re...

Why the Lousy Jobs Report Boosted Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

How can bad news on Main Street (only 113,000 jobs were created in January, on top of a meager 74,000 in December) cause good news on Wall Street?

Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The nation's payrolls grew by 113,000 last month, once again dashing analysts' expectations for a stronger month of job growth and reinforcing the possibility of yet another slowdown in job creation.

December Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 74,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 6.7%

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 74,000 jobs in December, as the unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The...

Millennial Unemployment On The Rise

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

The unemployment rate for millennials (Americans aged 18 to 29) increased to 13.1 percent last month, according to the January jobs report from the U....

Bonnie Kavoussi

Government Fails To Tackle Unemployment, As Sequestration Looms | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

The January jobs numbers released earlier on Friday show that while the private sector added 166,000 jobs, the government shed 9,000 positions in Jan...

The End of the Recovery That Never Really Began

Robert Reich | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

We are in the most anemic recovery in modern history, yet our political leaders in Washington aren't doing squat about it. In fact, apart from the Fed, the government is heading in exactly the wrong direction: raising taxes on the middle class and cutting spending.

White House Reacts To Jobs Report

AP | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says a new jobs report shows the U.S. economy is healing, but warns Congress not to inflict wounds with looming spending...

January Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Payrolls were up by 157,000 and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent in January, according to today's release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

U.S. Economy Adds 157,000 Jobs

Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs last month, as the unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent, the Labor Department revealed in the January jo...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week we narrowly avoided the fiscal cliff. But while the president might have won that battle, the most important war -- the war against joblessness -- continues to drag on while pushed to the sidelines of our national conversation. Friday brought yet another middling jobs report, with the economy adding only 155,000 jobs. Yet when the president was asked on Meet the Press what his priorities were for his second term, after leading with immigration, he talked about "stabilizing the economy" mostly in terms of deficit reduction and "fiscal stability," and then "the huge opportunity around energy." So what happened to the "pivot" to jobs that we heard so much about during the campaign? Apparently that did fall off the cliff. At the current rate, unemployment won't be back to where it was before the recession for at least another seven years. It's a sign of how far off the rails we've gone that this is now seen as good news.

WATCH: Ed Schultz Slams Limbaugh For 'Desperate' Attacks On Obama

Posted 02.08.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Ed Schultz tore into conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh during his show Tuesday night. Limbaugh was the topic of Schultz's "psycho-tal...

Job Numbers Hype: It's Bad Politics and Worse Policy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Government intervention has created millions of jobs. But those interventions were too small, so we're still years away from fixing the problem. It's time for Democrats and their allies to stop partying like it's 2019.

Lila Shapiro

Jobs Report: Despite Signs Of Progress, Many Still 'Disconnected From Workforce' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

In January, the U.S. added 243,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, and Glerisse Rodriguez, 26, got one of them -- but she sti...

January Jobs Report, First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Well, how about that? A hefty upside surprise from the jobs report. Employers added 243,000 jobs last month with gains across most industries. And the unemployment rate ticked down from 8.5% to 8.3%, the lowest it has been since Feb 2009.

Mark Gongloff

Missing Persons Report | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

The job market is still on a long road to full recovery, but it took a big step in January. U.S. nonfarm payrolls grew by 243,000 jobs in January, ...