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Mark Gongloff

Jobless Claims Hit 6-Month High

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

While we're all focused on whether or not Congress will raise the debt ceiling in time to avoid a nightmarish government default, the government shutd...

Jobless Benefit Requests Drop To Lowest Number In Nearly 6 Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since O...

Chris Kirkham

Despite Upbeat Headline, Jobs Report Masks Low-Paying Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

From the looks of the latest monthly snapshot of the American labor market released by the government on Friday, a long-bleak jobs picture is finally ...

November Jobs Report Hides Dark Details

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

Another month, another jobs report with something for both the optimists and pessimists. Here's something both should agree on, though: The job market...

November Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 146,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate Drops

Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. (SCROLL DOWN FO...

Obama Speaks On Jobless Numbers, Economy

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

HOUSTON — Raising campaign cash in Republican territory, President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a rebounding economy and accused Republicans of...

Most Of The Unemployed No Longer Receive Benefits

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 08.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The jobs crisis has left so many people out of work for so long that most of America's unemployed are no longer receiving unemployment b...

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Economy Continues To Add Jobs, Just Not The Right Kind

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- With Friday's relatively encouraging unemployment data, the United States has officially added to its workforce for 14 consecutive months....

The Jobs Report, and America's Two Economies

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

At a time when corporate profits are through the roof, the Dow is flirting with 12,000, Wall Street paychecks are fat again, and big corporations are sitting on more than $1 trillion in cash, you'd expect jobs be coming back. But you'd be wrong.

Arthur Delaney

Harry Reid Responds To Criticism Of 'Good News' Remark On Jobs Situation

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In response to news that the national unemployment rate held steady at 9.7 percent after employers shed 36,000 jobs, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment By State In October (MAP)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Unemployment rates are up from this time last year in all 50 states, but recently the situation improved somewhat -- employment increased in 28 states...

Networking: How to Accelerate Your Job Search

Abe Silk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Abe Silk

With the job market lagging and unemployment on the rise, competition is sure to be fierce for what few job openings exist in an expansive market. In such climate, networking is an absolute must.

New Jobless Benefit Claims Unchanged At 505K

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and TALI ARBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A gauge of future economic activity and a report on unemployment benefits signaled Thursday that the recovery likely will remain we...

Jobless Decade May Loom

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Call it the Terrible Teens. The decade ahead could be a brutal one for America's unemployed – and for people with jobs hopin...

New Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected To 550K

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The ending of the recession is reviving global trade, increasing U.S. imports by a record amount in July and boosting foreign deman...

Rutgers Report: More Jobs Lost, But Wages Increase

AP | BETH DeFALCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. — Despite the nation's highest jobless rate in 26 years, American workers are seeing some encouraging trends this Labor Day, accor...

GDP Declines 1 Percent In 2Q, Better Than Expected

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Further evidence the recession is ending came in a report Thursday confirming that the economy shrank at an annual rate of just 1 p...

Total Number Receiving Jobless Benefits Set Record For 14th Straight Week

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — New applications for jobless benefits plunged to the lowest level in 14 weeks, a possible sign that the massive wave of layoffs has...

New jobless claims fall more than expected to 654K

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — New jobless claims fell more than expected last week but are stuck at elevated levels, while the number of people continuing to rec...

Signs recession nears bottom, but layoffs persist

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Fresh signs that factories are coming back to life and a bank CEO's encouraging outlook fueled more hopes Thursday that the economy...

New Jobless Claims: 626K Is Highest Level In More Than 26 Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — More people sought unemployment benefits than expected last week and laid-off workers found it harder to land new jobs as the econo...

Who's Feeling It: Unemployment By Industry (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Friday morning's unemployment report revealed that 524,000 jobs were lost in December, bringing the 2008 net total to 2.6 million jobs lost. That's th...