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Jobs Report

The January Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chad Stone

The litany of job market scars from the Great Recession is familiar: modest job growth that has not yet pushed payroll employment above its pre-recession peak nor reduced unemployment to close to what it would be in a healthy economy.

Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The nation's payrolls grew by 113,000 last month, once again dashing analysts' expectations for a stronger month of job growth and reinforcing the possibility of yet another slowdown in job creation.

U.S. Creates 113,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.6%

Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 113,000 jobs in January, as the unemployment rate dipped to 6.6 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. He...

3 Ways To Increase Employee Retention

Carol Roth | Posted 03.16.2014 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Here are a few options that businesses can implement to attract more employees and keep them for the long haul.

Why It Is Urgent to Extend Jobless Benefits

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The most distressing element of last week's jobs report was not the small number of jobs added in December, but the decrease in the participation rate of workers from 63.6 percent at the beginning of 2013 to 62.8 percent at the end of it (a 35 year low).

The December Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Chad Stone

Today’s surprisingly disappointing jobs report should temper recent optimism of an improving labor market in 2014.  The climb back to no...

Today's Jobs Report and the Scourge of Inequality

Robert Reich | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

The U.S. economy created a measly 74,000 new jobs in December, and a smaller percentage of working-age Americans are now employed than at any time in the last three decades (before women surged into the workforce).

Jobs Report: Deep Freeze in the December Jobs Market

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Payrolls were up only 74,000 last month, the lowest job gain since January 2011 and suggestive evidence that the broader economic recovery has yet to reach the all-important job market.

December Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 74,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 6.7%

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 74,000 jobs in December, as the unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The...

What The Latest Jobs Report Really Means

AP | JOSH BOAK | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. job market improves, it's also evolving, with winners and losers. Warehouses and trucking companies are doing more ho...

Arthur Delaney

Falling Jobless Rate Masks Long-Term Unemployment Disaster | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the national unemployment rate goes down, Washington seems like it's losing interest in helping the long-term unemployed -- which is ...

No, a Decent Jobs Report Does Not Mean We No Longer Need an Extension of Unemployment Insurance!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Okay, there were too many negatives in that title. Let me say it more positively: We positively must extend UI benefits, lest 1.3 million UI recipients lose needed UI benefits in a job market that is improving, but still slack.

The November Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Chad Stone

Today’s jobs report makes clear that, despite improvements this year, the labor market is still not strong enough for policymakers to let emerge...

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

Today's jobs report is pretty strong, just as strong as that September 2012 jobs report that still has conservatives in a conspiratorial tizzy. But it...

Arthur Delaney

Strong Jobs Report Could Doom Unemployment Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The good news that the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in November could be bad news for more than a million of the long-term u...

November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy added 203,000 jobs in November, as the unemployment rate falls to 7.0 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Th...

Mark Gongloff

No, Obama Did Not Fake The Unemployment Rate | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

Conservatives are working themselves into a froth about what they believe is the next HUGE OBAMA SCANDAL: allegations that the unemployment numbers we...

Dow Hits New Record On October Jobs Report

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at another record high after the government reported an unexpected surge in ...

Jobs Report: Upside Surprise on Payrolls!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

These numbers paint a pretty different, and more positive, picture of recent job growth than even the last jobs report, which came out just a few weeks ago on Oct 22 due to the shutdown.

October Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 204,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises To 7.3%

Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, as the unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The ...

Food Stamp Cuts a Crime Against the Poor by Politicians

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

This Friday, Nov. 1, America will learn the latest monthly jobs report news, which will not be good due to the Republican-caused government shutdown.

America's Real Crisis | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business

Now that we have a working government, we also have a September jobs report...

Dear House-Senate Budget Committee: The Country Needs Jobs

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The cuts which have already been forced on us have cost the economy nearly 1,000,000 jobs, according to the most conservative estimate, while robbing our economy of tens of billions in growth. Do you really think we want more of the same?

Wall St. Cheers Weak Job Growth

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business

* Data show U.S. job growth lost momentum last month * Fed seen unlikely to taper stimulative policy this year * Netflix...

Jobs Day: First Impressions (I Know... on a Tuesday?!)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

We're four years into a recovery that began in the second half of 2009, yet unemployment is still highly elevated, and job growth is once again decelerating. There should be no question that fiscal drag and general political dysfunction continues to hurt working families.