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November Jobs Report

U.S. Adds 321,000 Jobs In November; Unemployment Rate Remains At 5.8%

AP/HuffPost | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 321,000 jobs in November, as the unemployment rate remained at 5.8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. ...

What The Latest Jobs Report Really Means

AP | JOSH BOAK | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. job market improves, it's also evolving, with winners and losers. Warehouses and trucking companies are doing more ho...

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

Today's jobs report is pretty strong, just as strong as that September 2012 jobs report that still has conservatives in a conspiratorial tizzy. But it...

November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy added 203,000 jobs in November, as the unemployment rate falls to 7.0 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Th...

November Jobs Report: A Mixed Bag

Katie Bardaro | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Katie Bardaro

Even with the looming fiscal cliff and the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the November jobs report contained some encouraging news: the number of jobs created was well above expectations at 146,000. November proved to be a mixed bag of good news and bad news.

Cities Where Everyone Has A Job

24/7 Wall St. | Samuel Weigley | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: While the U.S. unemployment rate has improved markedly from the double digits during the recession, it was still stuck at 7.9 perc...

Smart Hiring Means Smart Business

Nick Friedman | Posted 02.07.2013 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

The symbiosis of the business community is dependent on the strength of the individual parts. When one business prospers, it positively impacts businesses in its tangential community. Hiring is an essential part of this process.

Jack Welch Casts Doubt On Jobs Report Again

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business

Jack Welch strongly implied on Twitter Friday that the September and October jobs reports were overly optimistic to help President Barack Obama get re...

Chris Kirkham

Despite Upbeat Headline, Jobs Report Masks Low-Paying Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

From the looks of the latest monthly snapshot of the American labor market released by the government on Friday, a long-bleak jobs picture is finally ...

Youth Unemployment Drops By Large Amount

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.07.2012 | College

The unemployment rate for millennials, ages 18 to 29, dropped by nearly two points in just three months, according to the latest figures from the U.S....

November Jobs Report Hides Dark Details

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

Another month, another jobs report with something for both the optimists and pessimists. Here's something both should agree on, though: The job market...

Today's Job Numbers Show Why Job-Creation Must Take Precedence Over Deficit Reduction

Robert Reich | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

Today's jobs report shows an economy that's still moving in the right direction but way too slowly, which is why Washington's continuing obsession with the federal budget deficit is insane. Jobs and growth must come first.

November Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The job market in November performed notably better than expected, especially in light of expected damage to hiring from late October's Hurricane Sandy.

November Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 146,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate Drops

Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. (SCROLL DOWN FO...

Jobs Report CRUSHES Expectations

Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy added 171,000 jobs in October as the country's unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent, the Labor Department said in a release Fri...

Damage Costs Mount

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. You can help with disaster relief by ...

Budget Austerity Works for the Wealthy

Harlan Green | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

It turns out that austerity doesn't work when it means tax cuts for the wealthy but spending cuts for the rest of us. But austerity does work when applied to the wealthiest that have created more instability than jobs.

The Jobs Report: Don't Break Out the Champagne

Robert Reich | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

What does the new jobs report mean? We're not out of the woods but we might be seeing some daylight. Maybe. Here's what you need to worry about.

The November Jobs Report (Updates)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While the employment story has improved over the past few months, the decline in the November unemployment rate isn't as good as it sounds.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

On Friday, President Obama spent four hours in Afghanistan, assuring the troops that they're winning the war against the Taliban. Unfortunately, that wasn't his only disconnect from reality. In a week in which the latest unemployment numbers proved that hopes of a recovery are wishful thinking, in which Congress refused to extend emergency unemployment benefits for 2 million of the long-term unemployed, and in which nearly 27 million Americans are out of work or underemployed, the conversation in Washington is all about the deficit and extending tax cuts for the nation's wealthiest two percent. And the White House promoted and enabled this disconnect when, months ago, it set up a Deficit Commission instead of a Jobs Commission. Welcome to the fierce lack of urgency of maybe some day but not now.

Obama Could Join the Jobless

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Dorfman

If you back out health care, social services and temp services, the economy actually shed jobs this November -- 24,000 to be precise. Now, Obama must add 13 million private sector jobs by the end of 2013 to bring unemployment down to 6%.