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Obama On Jobs Report: 'We Still Have A Long Way To Go'

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- President Barack Obama says the uncertainty over whether lawmakers will raise the nation's debt limit is keepin...

Top White House Adviser: 'This Is Not A Double Dip'

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is not facing a double-dip recession, but weak job growth is "a call to arms" for policymakers to take steps to reinvigorate the priv...

June Jobs Report -- Far Worse Than Expected (Update)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The June jobs report reveals a much more serious job creation problem in this country than most policy makers realized. Over the past two months, job creation has essentially ground to a halt, with 25,000 jobs added in May and 18,000 in June.

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Adds 18,000 Jobs In June As Jobless Rate Climbs To 9.2 Percent | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

The unemployment rate rose and the economy added far fewer jobs than anticipated in June, confirming fears that an economic slump has taken hold and f...

New Low-Paying Jobs Will Lead to High Debt

Bryce Covert | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Bryce Covert

Job loss is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy. But the story won't be much better if people re-entering the labor force take pay that's too low to cover the bills, forcing them to turn to debt.

No Macro Spring

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

May was a very weak month for jobs. Nonfarm payrolls increased by less than 25 percent of the recent rate with 54,000 net new jobs created and an unem...

Obama Adviser: Don't Worry About Recent Lack Of Job Creation

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

Although the U.S. private sector added only around 54,000 jobs in May, Austan Goolsbee, chairman of Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, still says t...

A Job for Everyone: Democracy in America

Pam Spritzer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

Fourteen million Americans were unemployed in May. All the while, corporations rake in record profits. This disconnect between public need and public policy is causing widespread suffering. Why isn't our government serving us, and what can we do?

White House Economic Adviser: Don't Call It A Jobless Recovery

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- A top White House economic adviser says the upward tilt over the past six months in new jobs is a better indica...

Watch: U.S. Job Growth Hits The Brakes

Posted 08.03.2011 | Business


Peter S. Goodman

No Jobs, No Leadership: Obama's Big Fail | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

You can parse the numbers however you like, but the latest snapshot of the labor market released by the government on Friday tells a dismal story that...

Lila Shapiro

Economy Adds 54,000 Jobs In May, Unemployment Rate Rises | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

For months, economists, government officials and headlines proclaimed that the labor market recovery was "gaining traction." Today's monthly unemploym...

Dave Jamieson

Job Losses Mount In Local Governments | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Most American industries managed add jobs last month, albeit far fewer than expected. But in local governments, the losses continue to m...

Private Companies Add Jobs At Fastest Pace In 5 Years

Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Lucia Mutikani) - U.S. employment increased more than expected in April as private companies created jobs at the fast pace in five year...

Public Sector Continues To Decline

Reuters | Lisa Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

hemorrhage (Reuters) - The jobs outlook is growing dimmer and dimmer for the public sector. Federal employment data released on Friday shows tha...

Unemployment 'Math': Statistical Lies

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Parents need to demand that their children learn math. Math literate citizens can will use analytical reasoning to see through the lies of government and the ridiculous insults from the mainstream media.

Dire Warnings From a Bear And His Parade Of Stinkers

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Last month's creation of just 36,000 jobs, versus a widely anticipated gain of 130,000 to 150,000 jobs, is a renewed S.O.S. that the wave of euphoria engulfing Wall Street may be way overdone.

60% Of New Jobs Were In Low-Paying Areas

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Following last week's disappointing job report, investment research group TrimTabs brings us an even sharper picture of an economy not on the verge of...

Lila Shapiro

Inside December Jobs Report, Labor Force Hits 'Stunning New Low' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a week of promising signs for an improving economy, the news from Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the state of jobs in America is ...

Lila Shapiro

For The Jobless, Cold Comfort In Improving Economy | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New York -- This week, the economy flashed multiple signs of improvement, from encouragingly brisk expansion on the factory floor to a slowdown in lay...

Two New Reports Suggest Big Jobs Recovery, But The Crisis Isn't Over Yet

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The job market may be turning around, however slowly. In November the U.S. economy added a record-breaking private sector 297,000 positions, and 2010 ...

Wow -- Check Out How Blatantly Our Government Misled Us With the October Jobs Numbers!

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

There was a simple reason why last Friday's payroll numbers looked so good -- a reason that had nothing to do with underlying strength of the jobs market.

Shahien Nasiripour

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Economy Sheds 95,000 Jobs | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Payrolls plunged in September more than forecast as continuing fiscal retrenchment by state and local governments forced agencies to cut employment wh...

As Economic Team Bails, System Fails To Create Jobs

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter


July 4th Shock And Awe? Will Fireworks Wake Us Up?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

There has been an effective well-funded PR campaign underway for years to convince us that deficits are more dangerous than unemployment or the abuse of consumers.