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Turning Jobs Into Public Work

Harry Boyte | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Harry Boyte

A silver lining in this acrid campaign year could be the birth of a new movement to turn jobs of all kinds into public work -- to build cathedrals for our future, not remain content with walls which limit our imaginations.

Jobs Data Won't Derail Fed

Michael Pento | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

The gold market dropped nearly $20 an ounce shortly after the U.S. Non-Farm Payroll report was released on Friday. However, after digging a bit into the report investors in the yellow metal should find those fears without grounds.

Arthur Delaney

Darrell Issa Looking Into September Jobs Numbers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is considering an investigation into ...

Jack Welch Causes Controversy, Promptly Quits Jobs

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Jack Welch, the former chairman of General Electric who sparked an outcry with a tweet last week suggesting the White House manipu...

Dow Jones Falls

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, led by losses in technology after brokerage downgrades of Intel and other major companies a...

Obama's Debate Mission

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The president should make clear that our exceptionalism is not how wealthy the few become, but how much prosperity is created and shared by the many, and the fairness and justice and decency we stand for.

WATCH: Fox News Is The Only Truly Brave News Outlet

Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy

So it seems that the government released a jobs report showing the lowest unemployment numbers since President Obama took office, right after he fell ...

Donald Trump Jumps On Jobs Truther Train

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Donald Trump hopped aboard the jobs report "truther" train on Monday, accusing President Barack Obama's administration of "monkeying" with the Septemb...

Jack Welch Denies Referencing White House In Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory Claim

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch denied on Sunday that he had accused the White House of manipulating the September jobs report to help Presiden...

Zach Carter

Newt Gingrich Endorses Jack Welch's Conspiracy Theory

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Sunday on "Meet the Press" that the recent conspiracy theory about the Obama administrat...

Joseph Stiglitz: Jobs Numbers Conspiracy 'Literally Absurd'

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

Joseph Stiglitz appeared on 'Up w/ Chris Hayes' to discuss the jobs report released on Friday. Several prominent conservative figures, including forme...

LOOK: Faces Of The Great Depression

Posted 10.06.2012 | Business

The unemployment rate fell below 8 percent for the first time in nearly 4 years, according to the jobs report released Friday. The prolonged elevated ...

You Don't Know Jack

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's more than a little ironic that Jack Welch, who agrees with Mitt Romney that "corporations are people," is pontificating about electoral matters. With its record of felony convictions, Welch's GE wouldn't even be allowed to vote.

Latino and Black Unemployment Decline to Multi-Year Lows

Posted 11.08.2012 | Latino Voices

While Friday's news that the overall unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent generated headlines and unfounded conservative allegations that the mont...

Jack Welch's Jobs Tweet And 7 Other Conspiracy Theories

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

Ex-GE CEO Jack Welch called Friday's jobs report numbers "unbelievable" and accused the Obama Administration of cooking the numbers, but he's not the ...

WATCH: A Chronological Tour Of All The Times Romney Slammed Obama For Not Lowering Jobless Rate

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

He sounds like a broken record. Over the past eight months on the campaign trail, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has repeatedly targeted P...

Dave Jamieson

The Bad News In The Good Jobs Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Economists have found plenty of encouraging signs in Friday's jobs report, in which the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.8 percen...

The Politics of the Jobs Report

Robert Reich | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

In political terms, headlines are everything -- and most major media are leading with the drop in the unemployment rate. Look more closely, though, and the picture is murkier.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Why The Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory Is Baseless

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

If you think the numbers in the September jobs report were skewed to help President Barack Obama, a look into how the figures are calculated will prove you wrong.

Arthur Delaney

Mitt Romney's Unemployment Rate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday morning that the national unemployment rate had fallen below 8 percent for the first ti...

Unemployment Rate Falls Below 8 Percent for First Time Since January 2009

Kevin Dunning | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Kevin Dunning

The fall in the unemployment rate to below 8 percent comes at a particularly fortuitous time for the president, Barack Obama, whose performance in the first presidential debate on October 3rd was underwhelming.

Show Us Your Jobs: Unemployment Rate Falls, Republicans Say It's A Lie

Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

The September jobs report came out today, and as you might have heard, it contained some good news. Unemployment is down to 7.8 percent -- the lowest ...

Why Unemployment Should Be 6.8 Percent, Not 7.8 Percent

Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

The latest jobs numbers could have been much worse -- but they also could have been a lot better. Try 6.8 percent unemployment instead of 7.8 percent. The risk of a only half-decent jobs report like September's is that it might cause policymakers to lose sight of how far the job market still has to go. The bulk of the jobs picked up in the September report were part-time jobs. Many of the jobs created in the recovery have been lower-wage jobs. The unemployment rate among those ages 18 to 29 is 11.8 percent. African-Americans are suffering a 13.4 percent unemployment rate. More than 1.7 million Americans have been unemployed for 99 weeks or more. Meanwhile, the fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts is looming at the end of the year, and Europe could blow up at any moment. It's not time to celebrate.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama On Jobs Report: 'We Are Moving Forward Again'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He may not have been openly celebrating, but President Barack Obama was clearly enthusiastic Friday as he weighed in on the latest jobs ...

WATCH: Conservative Pundits Allege Conspiracy, Mistakes In Jobs Report

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media

Is this the new "truther" crusade? After the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a jobs report Friday morning that showed unemployment had fallen t...