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The Recovery That Left Black Women Behind

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 04.06.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.06.2015 | 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 03.06.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Put Working People First

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The jobs report Friday set off cheering: a quarter million positions added in December; unemployment declining to 5.6 percent. This good news arrived amid a booming stock market and a GDP report showing the strongest growth in 11 years. It's all so very jolly, except for one looming factor: wages.

The December Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Chad Stone

Today's jobs report shows a labor market that strengthened significantly in 2014, but one that still bears scars from the Great Recession and subsequent federal budget cuts and other austerity policies that perpetuated a severe jobs slump even as the economy and business profits began to recover.

Ben Walsh

The Oil Job Boom Is Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business

Oil has crashed, and it's likely to take the decade-long boom in U.S. oil jobs with it.

Arthur Delaney

As Economy Improves, Layoff Victims Say Life Is Getting Better

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added 252,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.6 percent, the gove...

U.S. Adds 252,000 Jobs In December; Unemployment Rate Declines To 5.6%

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business

The U.S. economy added 252,000 jobs in December, as the unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. More...

First Impressions: Strong Payroll Gains Mark Another Solid Jobs Report

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While any one month's results from these "high-frequency" data should be taken with a grain of salt, I saw no obvious anomalies in the payroll data. Job growth was robust across industries, with almost 70 percent of private industries expanding.

Ben Walsh

3 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Too Excited About The Jobs Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business

The labor market is like late-70s fashion: Still far too much fringe.

The November Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Chad Stone

Today's solid jobs report highlights a continuing labor market recovery, but one in which unemployment -- especially long-term unemployment -- remains high relative to recent recoveries.

U.S. Adds 321,000 Jobs In November; Unemployment Rate Remains At 5.8%

AP/HuffPost | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 321,000 jobs in November, as the unemployment rate remained at 5.8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. ...

Shhh... The American Economy Is on the Brink... of a Boom!

Terry Connelly | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

The real story is that "help is on the way" for America's struggling middle class, the unemployed and the under-employed. The much maligned TARP stimulus and "extraordinary measures" of the Federal Reserve have finally and in fact -- worked!