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Jobs Report

Smart Hiring Means Smart Business

Nick Friedman | Posted 02.07.2013 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

The symbiosis of the business community is dependent on the strength of the individual parts. When one business prospers, it positively impacts businesses in its tangential community. Hiring is an essential part of this process.

Jack Welch Casts Doubt On Jobs Report Again

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business

Jack Welch strongly implied on Twitter Friday that the September and October jobs reports were overly optimistic to help President Barack Obama get re...

Chris Kirkham

Despite Upbeat Headline, Jobs Report Masks Low-Paying Reality | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

From the looks of the latest monthly snapshot of the American labor market released by the government on Friday, a long-bleak jobs picture is finally ...

Jeffrey Young

Where Are The Jobs? Hospitals, Nursing Homes And Doctors' Offices | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The overall recovery of the U.S. economy is still sluggish, but if you're looking for work, you'd be wise to consider the health care sector. The h...

Bad Retail Jobs Won't Lead to a Good Economy

David Callahan | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
David Callahan

We need to be looking for ways to do better for workers, and one obvious place to focus is on improving the jobs that are being created during this fragile recovery.

November Jobs Report Hides Dark Details

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

Another month, another jobs report with something for both the optimists and pessimists. Here's something both should agree on, though: The job market...

Arthur Delaney

Jobs Report Sets Stage For Congressional Debate On Unemployment Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Labor Department announced Friday that the national unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.7 percent i...

November Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 146,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate Drops

Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. (SCROLL DOWN FO...

Something Unusual About Today's Jobs Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: Jobs Day Way Less Exciting...

Why Late Campaign News Is Likely to Have Little Effect

Brian Schaffner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brian Schaffner

A good example of how voters process new information during a campaign comes from a UMass poll we conducted in early October.

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.

October Employment Reports Offer Small Business Rejuvenated Encouragement

John Arensmeyer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Over the past two decades, Main Street firms have created two of every three new jobs in America. When they do well, everyone does well. Let's do what we can to keep them thriving.

Mark Gongloff

6 Bad Numbers In The October Jobs Report | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

The October jobs report was reason to drink Pabst Blue Ribbon, not champagne. The employment data, released on Friday, were better than economists ...

The Jobs Numbers Write the Final Chapter Of Obama's Winning Closing Argument

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

It's not exactly "Happy Days Are Here Again," but it's a reasonable, reasoned argument that fits the reality of our economy today. Today's numbers make that argument just a bit stronger.

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.

Arthur Delaney

What Good Is A Good Jobs Report For People Without Good Jobs? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

The U.S. Labor Department announced Friday morning that in October, the economy added 171,000 jobs and the national unemployment rate ticked up a tent...

Obama, Romney Campaign Days Before Final Showdown

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN AND JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney each got something ...

Mitt Romney Calls Improving Figures 'Sad'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. -- Mitt Romney says the one-tenth-of-a-point increase in the unemployment rate to 7.9 percent is, quote, "a sad reminder that the economy...

October Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Given the acceleration in payroll growth, the upward revisions to prior months payroll gains, the trend decline in unemployment, and the pick-up in labor force participation, today's report is generally pointing to job market that's showing signs of improvement.

Jobs Report CRUSHES Expectations

Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy added 171,000 jobs in October as the country's unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent, the Labor Department said in a release Fri...

Damage Costs Mount

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. You can help with disaster relief by ...

Friday Surprise: What the New Jobs Report Will Tell Us About the Future

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Unless the number of jobs added in October turns out to be substantially higher or lower than September's, or the unemployment rate is way higher or lower than anticipated, the report should be treated merely as news cycle fodder.

Arthur Delaney

Hurricane Sandy Could Delay Friday's Jobs Numbers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

UPDATE: U.S. Labor Department spokesman Carl Fillichio said the government is doing its best to put out October's unemployment numbers as scheduled on...

6 Fatal Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Next Avenue | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Paul Bernard If you make any of these flubs, you may be rejected for a position you deserve When you’re lookin...

The Daily Szep -- Romney Jobs Picture

Paul Szep | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep