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September Jobs: A Weak Report, But Does It Reveal a True Downshift?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The nation's payrolls rose by only 142,000 last month, and job gains for July and August were revised down by 59,000, suggesting the pace of job growth has slowed in recent months. Analysts were expecting job growth of around 200,000, and the question is how much should it change our views about underlying labor market conditions?

Job Growth Slows In Last Two Months

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

(Updates with labor market figures) * Nonfarm payrolls increase 142,000 in September * Unemployment rate steady at 5.1 percent * Average hourly earni...

Are We in a Wage Growth Slump? Four Predictions for Friday's Jobs Report

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

If we want to understand why America's wages are growing -- or not growing -- it's important to look beyond U.S. averages to specific industries.

U.S. Economy Adds 173,000 Jobs; Unemployment Falls To 5.1 Percent

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business

* Nonfarm payrolls increase 173,000 in August * Seasonal quirk likely behind below-forecast number * Jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent from 5.3 percen...

U.S. Adds 215,000 Jobs In July; Unemployment Rate Lingers At 5.3%

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. employment rose at a solid clip in July and wages rebounded after a surprise stall in the prior month, signs of an ...

U.S. Adds 223,000 Jobs In June; Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3%

AP | Christopher S. Rugaber | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers re...

Daniel Marans

In Wake Of Jobs Numbers, Economists Warn Against Fed Rate Hike | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

The May jobs numbers are being hailed by many analysts as evidence that the job market is growing at a healthy pace and the Federal Reserve should soo...

U.S. Adds 280,000 Jobs In May; Unemployment Rises To 5.5 Percent

AP | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy is back on track after starting 2015 in a slump. ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/8/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.08.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

As the world pauses with Tom Brady to "digest" the NFL report, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week.

April Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

We're seeing better than a declining rate -- at least some of the decline was driven by labor-force leavers discouraged by their job prospects. But most analysts, myself included, believe there's considerably room for the lfpr to tick up as labor demand returns.

Unemployment Rate Dips To 7-Year Low

AP | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggests that the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the s...

The Recovery That Left Black Women Behind

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 06.06.2015 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

If nothing is done to address this disturbing development, just as Black men's unemployment finally dips into the single digits, Black women may very well eventually pierce the double digit unemployment mark themselves.

The March Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Chad Stone

Today's lackluster employment report shows that despite substantial job market improvements over the last year or so, the Federal Reserve should not yet start raising interest rates to prevent the economy from overheating and producing unacceptable inflation. There's still too much labor market "slack" for the Fed to shift its chief concern to the risk of too much inflation.

Ben Walsh

March's Weak Jobs Report Is More Evidence The Fed Should Be Careful | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

The March jobs report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was not good. After months of very strong jobs reports, though, it was a spec...

Arthur Delaney

How To Tell If Your Job Is Terrible | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department announced Friday that the economy added 126,000 jobs in March as the unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent, ...

U.S. Adds 126,000 Jobs In March; Unemployment Rate Lingers At 5.5 Percent

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

The U.S. economy added 126,000 jobs in March, as the unemployment rate lingered at 5.5 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Mo...

Lindsey Graham, Reince Priebus Stretch The Truth About The Latest Jobs Report | Robert Farley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Republicans have tried to temper the latest jobs report — which showed a gain of nearly 3...

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

The February Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chad Stone

Job creation is proceeding at a good pace, and unemployment and underemployment are falling, but wage growth has been anemic and far from what would indicate an overheating economy. That means the Federal Reserve should stay patient and let the labor market continue to heal before starting to raise interest rates.

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/6/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.06.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

They're parcelling out the jobs and blame in our latest latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: It gave the country a new...

Ben Walsh

The Job Market Is Still Hurting, In 2 Charts | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business

The American job market is on an historic roll. The even better news is that it's still got a lot of room for improvement.

U.S. Adds 295,000 Jobs In February; Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.5 Percent

HuffPost/AP | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business

The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February, as the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. More...

The Results Are In: Social Enterprise Works

Carla Javits | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

We're all aware of income inequality and the need for initiatives to address common societal issues. Yet we don't often hear about whether programs meant to help people really solve the problems at hand, because few steps are taken to actually assess the outcomes, leaving evaluation of the initiatives to little more than a gut feeling.

The January Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Chad Stone

Today's strong jobs report shows continuing labor-market improvement but also continuing significant "slack" -- people who are not working but want to be, or people who want to work full-time but can only find part-time jobs. Prominent among those struggling to find work are the roughly three in 10 jobless workers who've been looking for a job for 27 weeks or longer.

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.