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Monthly Jobs Report

GOP Focus Largely Overlooked By Voters

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government's monthly jobs report has become Washington's most anticipated and studied economic indicator, pounced upon by polit...

Jobs: It Is (Long Past) Time for Government to Act

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Combine a too-optimistic administration with a Republican Party that is sabotaging the economy as a campaign strategy and what do you get? You get today's terrible jobs report.

Employers Added 69,000 Jobs In May As The Unemployment Rate Rose To 8.2 Percent

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The American economy is in trouble again. Employers in the United States added only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year and n...

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...

Charter School Fires Entire Teaching Staff

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

Layoffs may be on the wane, but they haven't stopped entirely. Just ask the teachers at Philadelphia's Frontier Virtual Charter High School. On Mar...

January Jobs Report, First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Well, how about that? A hefty upside surprise from the jobs report. Employers added 243,000 jobs last month with gains across most industries. And the unemployment rate ticked down from 8.5% to 8.3%, the lowest it has been since Feb 2009.

The August Jobs Report

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Okay, deep breath. The job market was weaker than expected in August, as employers added no new jobs, on net. There were some extraneous factors, but they don't change the dismal result.

Obama Pushing Jobs For Unemployed Military Veterans

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday proposed tax credits and training programs to help thousands of U.S. service members returning fro...

The Holiest Bovine

Shan Wells | Posted 09.07.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells


Obama On Jobs Report: 'We Still Have A Long Way To Go'

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- President Barack Obama says the uncertainty over whether lawmakers will raise the nation's debt limit is keepin...

Republicans: Jobs Report Means No New Taxes

AP | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top congressional Republicans said Friday that a report that few new jobs were created last month shows this is not the time for the gov...

White House Economic Adviser: Don't Call It A Jobless Recovery

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- A top White House economic adviser says the upward tilt over the past six months in new jobs is a better indica...

Romney: Disastrous Jobs Report Is Proof Obama Has Failed

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Casting President Barack Obama as a failure who has tanked the United States' economy, Republican White House hopeful Mitt Ro...

Shahien Nasiripour

1 in 5 Working-Age American Men Don't Have A Job | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One in five working-age American men does not have a job, according to the latest federal employment numbers, an all-time high that illustrates the ex...