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March Jobs Numbers

The Big Stall

Robert Reich | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

We're experiencing the burden of austerity economics and the continued scourge of widening inequality. Both are squeezing average Americans. Yet it's impossible to have a buoyant and sustained recovery without a large and growing middle class.

Jobs Report: First Reaction

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

This deceleration in job growth and deterioration in labor force participation looks a lot like what you'd expect if you hit a still weak recovery with the repeal of the 2 percent payroll tax break and the sequester.

88,000 JOBS

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Austerity may be starting to squeeze the life out of the job market. U.S. employers hired at the slowest pace in nearly a year in March, adding onl...