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March Jobs Report

U.S. Economy Added 215,000 Jobs In March

Reuters | Catharine Smith | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business

* Nonfarm payrolls increase 215,000 in March * Unemployment rate rises to 5.0 percent from 4.9 percent * Average hourly earnings increase seven cents ...

U.S. Adds 126,000 Jobs In March; Unemployment Rate Lingers At 5.5 Percent

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

The U.S. economy added 126,000 jobs in March, as the unemployment rate lingered at 5.5 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Mo...

Obamacare: First Fruits for Workers?

Dean Baker | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

The March jobs report provided some evidence that we are beginning to see the sort of labor market shifts from the ACA that would be expected. First, voluntary part-time employment in March increased by 230,000 to 18.9 million. The key word here is "voluntary."

Michael McAuliff

Pelosi: We've Finally Filled The George Bush Jobs Hole | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest jobs report contained a politically important fact for Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) -- America finally replaced the jobs lost from...

Here's Even More Evidence Obama Is The World's Worst Socialist

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

In what must be history's strangest socialist dictatorship, hiring by private companies just hit a record high. Meanwhile the government is still not ...

U.S. Creates 192,000 Jobs In March, Unemployment Rate Holds At 6.7%

Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March, as the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Mo...

U.S. Creates 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate At 6.7%

Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, as the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. ...

Bad Jobs Report? Women Lead Us Out of This Dilemma

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Women lead with grace by blending traditional leadership skills and characteristics with social and emotional intelligence to create stronger and longer lasting relationships with employees, business partners and customers.

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.

Arthur Delaney

Bad Jobs Report 'Should Be A Wake-Up Call' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly half a million Americans left the labor force in March, the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday, causing the unemployment rate...

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...

In the Words of Jerry Maguire, We Live in a Cynical, Cynical World -- and Our Habits Reflect It!

Dee Evans | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

If we had lost jobs in March, I would join the choruses of "this is not good" comments across the media spectrum, but to go into such a tailspin over a report that indicates our country once again gained jobs (although 83,000 less than some predicted) is ridiculous.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: GOP 'Rooting For Economic Failure'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics

Debbie Wasserman Schultz slammed her Republican colleagues on Sunday during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley. Asked abo...

Mild Winter Weather Might Have Made The Economy Look Better Than It Is

The Washington Post | YLAN Q. MUI | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business

As most Americans basked in the warmest, sunniest March in half a century, economists stared at the skies with dread: Could good weather portend ba...

What Friday's Job Numbers Mean

Robert Reich | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

President Obama will claim the economy is improving -- and, technically, it is. Growth this year will most likely average around 2 percent. The problem is, most Americans aren't feeling it in their paychecks.

March Jobs Report (Update)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Payrolls surprised to the downside in March as employers added only 120,000 jobs on net, well below the almost 250,000 average monthly gains of the past three months and the smallest net gain since last October.