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July Jobs Report

Steady Job Growth Is Still Not Boosting Workers' Pay, New Numbers Show

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business

The July jobs report released Friday morning show the economy producing jobs at a steady pace. While the gains increase the likelihood that the Federa...

U.S. Adds 215,000 Jobs In July; Unemployment Rate Lingers At 5.3%

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. employment rose at a solid clip in July and wages rebounded after a surprise stall in the prior month, signs of an ...

July Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The consistently, if ploddingly, improving job market appears to be arresting the worrisome decline in the labor force rate. If so, this will be an unequivocal plus for the recovery.

Why A Higher Unemployment Rate Is Actually Good News This Time

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business

The job market is still not the greatest, but we just got one hopeful sign that it might be improving a bit. The economy added 209,000 jobs in July...

U.S. Creates 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Rate Rises To 6.2%

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, as the unemployment rate inched up to 6.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Pa...

U.S. Creates 288,000 Jobs In June, Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.1%

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, as the unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. More...

Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Payrolls were up 162,000 last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent, the lowest it has been since December 2008. The report shows continued improvement in the job market, but at a rate that remains moderate, in keeping with an economy that is reliably expanding but has yet to really accelerate.

Mark Gongloff

Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has said the official U.S. unemployment rate could mask the real problems in the labor market. He got proof of that in July'...

195,000 JOBS

Posted 07.05.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy added 195,000 jobs in June, as the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.6 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Frid...

A Flicker of Hope for Savings Account Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.25.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

July's jobs report may prove to be good news for the economy. But if you want good news on bank rates anytime soon, you'll have to make it happen yourself.

Hacking Your Way Into The Workforce

John Pavley | Posted 08.04.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

If you are looking for work, or in danger of becoming out of work, there are concrete steps you can take to improve your situation. You can learn to hack. I know this formula for improving your employment options works: I did it myself 30 years ago.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Usual Suspect Blamed For High Unemployment | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business

The government probably could get us out of this mess. One striking piece of data in the jobs numbers out Friday was just how much of a drag the p...

Jobs Plus National Pride Equals Auto Industry Rescue Worth It

David Kiley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

It's hard to believe, as we come into the last 90 days or so of the presidential election, that the rescue of General Motors and Chrysler, and most of the rest of the U.S.-based auto industry, is still being debated three years after the fact.

A Better Job Report But Challenges Remain

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

For the improvement in the labor market to continue, America needs to minimize the risk of derailment by three clear and present dangers: the reluctance of Congress to deal with the fiscal cliff, Europe's inability to get ahead of its crisis, and a possible geopolitical shock emanating from Iran.

July Jobs Report: First Impressions (Updated)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Don't read too much into one month as one month does not a new trend make. July's reversal of the recent downshift in payrolls is very welcomed, but let's sees if it hangs around.

Michael Calderone

Media Neglects How Jobs Report Affects American People | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.06.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Romney's up. Obama's down. That's the takeaway from much of Friday's media coverage of another disappointing monthly jobs report and un...

Reality is Calling... The Problem Isn't Deficits It's Jobs!

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As markets tumble and job reports show no growth, it is crystal clear to anyone with even a passing acquaintance with economics that Republican budget cutters are completely, utterly wrong.

Jon Ward

Republican Presidential Candidates Seize On Bad Week To Pile On President Obama | Jon Ward | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidates used the Friday release of monthly jobs numbers -- which were better than expected -- to lambast President Obama's ...