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Today's Job Numbers Show Why Job-Creation Must Take Precedence Over Deficit Reduction

Robert Reich | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

Today's jobs report shows an economy that's still moving in the right direction but way too slowly, which is why Washington's continuing obsession with the federal budget deficit is insane. Jobs and growth must come first.

November Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The job market in November performed notably better than expected, especially in light of expected damage to hiring from late October's Hurricane Sandy.

October Jobs Report Unlikely to Help Either Candidate

Katie Bardaro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Katie Bardaro

In some ways, the tragic events in the Northeast from Hurricane Sandy and discussions around the upcoming fiscal cliff are likely to overshadow this lackluster jobs report as it generally just showed things are improving, albeit slowly.

LAZOF: Government's Good Intentions on Jobs May Harm More Than Help

Job Creators Network | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Job Creators Network

Ultimately, the vast majority of our fellow Americans who are struggling to find full-time work are not looking for government handouts or assistance; they are looking for a job.

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney: Obama Second Term May Lead To Another Recession | Elise Foley | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney said Friday that the nation may be headed for another major economic turndown if President Barack Obama is elected to a seco...

More Jobs, Lousy Wages, and the Desertion of Non-College White Men From the Democratic Party

Robert Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

The two most important trends, confirmed in today's jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are that jobs slowly continue to return, and those jobs are paying less and less.

Jobs Data Won't Derail Fed

Michael Pento | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

The gold market dropped nearly $20 an ounce shortly after the U.S. Non-Farm Payroll report was released on Friday. However, after digging a bit into the report investors in the yellow metal should find those fears without grounds.

Arthur Delaney

Darrell Issa Looking Into September Jobs Numbers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is considering an investigation into ...

Jack Welch: I Should Have 'Added A Few Question Marks'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch isn’t about to admit he’s wrong to be skeptical about September’s unemployment numbers. But he will confe...

Donald Trump Jumps On Jobs Truther Train

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Donald Trump hopped aboard the jobs report "truther" train on Monday, accusing President Barack Obama's administration of "monkeying" with the Septemb...

Joseph Stiglitz: Jobs Numbers Conspiracy 'Literally Absurd'

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

Joseph Stiglitz appeared on 'Up w/ Chris Hayes' to discuss the jobs report released on Friday. Several prominent conservative figures, including forme...

Dave Jamieson

The Bad News In The Good Jobs Report | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Economists have found plenty of encouraging signs in Friday's jobs report, in which the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.8 percen...

Michael Calderone

Scarborough: Jobs Numbers 'Don't Add Up' | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.05.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough repeatedly questioned the methodology of the unemployment rate during Friday's show following the announcement that the rate h...

Obama, Romney Try To Seize Momentum

Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

By KEN THOMAS AND KASIE HUNT, ASSOCIATED PRESS FISHERSVILLE, Va. — Republican Mitt Romney is trying to ride a wave of momentum from a strong deba...

Labor Secretary: Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory 'Ludicrous,'

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, in response to questions from a television anchor casting doubt on the validity of t...

Fat Pythons And Hungry Humans: Last Week's Real Economic Story

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The government has the right rockets at its disposal. Here are two of the biggest: It can hire more employees, and it can finance more infrastructure work. But our leaders aren't willing to fire those rockets.

U.S. Economy Added Jobs, But Small Businesses Cut Workers

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.03.2012 | Small Business

Even as the overall economy managed to add jobs in July, small businesses continued cutting employees, numbers from the National Federation of Indepen...

Candidates React To Big News

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sputtering along, the economy on Friday offered some hope but no illuminating help to voters who are mired in a weak jobs recovery ...

Why Washington Accepts Mass Unemployment | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Good news! The economy added 163,000 jobs last month, just a bit over the level required to keep up with population growth. A return to a free fall no...

Unemployment Rate Rises In July

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Employers added 163,000 jobs in July after three months of sluggish hiring, a pleasant surprise that could signal the U.S. economy may b...

The Skilled Worker Shortage Fallacy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

t's time to set the concept of a skilled workforce shortage aside -- unless, of course, it's applied to current status of Congress.

What Are the Real Jobs Numbers?

Harlan Green | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Consumers, perk up. Things may not be so bad, as the confidence surveys indicate. History, in fact, may repeat itself.

George Will: Obama 'Got Terrible Advice Early In His Administration'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.08.2012 | Media

George Will appeared on ABC's "This Week" to discuss the jobs numbers released on Friday. "It's bad, bad, bad across the board," he said of the 80,...

Jon Ward

Obama Tells Ohio That Jobs Report Is 'Step In The Right Direction' | Jon Ward | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

POLAND, Ohio -- President Barack Obama on Friday told voters here in this battleground state that despite another mediocre jobs report, his policies a...

Obama, Mitt Romney React To Jobs Numbers

AP | BEN FELLER and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

PITTSBURGH — Disappointing job growth jolted the presidential campaign four months before Election Day, and the candidates quickly put their vas...