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Obama Jobs

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.

The Jobs Stall

Robert Reich | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Republicans will have a field day with today's jobs report, taking it as a sign that Obama's economic policies have failed and we need instead their brand of fiscal austerity combined with more tax cuts for the wealthy. But that's precisely the reverse of what's needed.

The Labor Force Shrinks. Is Economic Growth Next?

The Washington Post | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business

If the same percentage of adults were in the workforce today as when Barack Obama took office, the unemployment rate would be 11.1 percent. If the per...

New Report Spells Problems For Obama

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

* Nonfarm jobs increase 115,000 in April * Unemployment rate edges down to 8.1 percent * Private sector payrolls grow 130,000 By Ja...

Obama Wants To See 'Common Sense' From Congress

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va., May 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he would urge Congress next week to implement "common sense ideas" to accele...

The Jobless Are Screwed

Thom Hartmann | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Even though the economy is slightly improving, businesses are having difficulty finding Americans workers who are trained and qualified to handle the new job.

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.

Eric Cantor Contradicts Romney Attack Line

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

After Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law on Thursday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made comments that appeared to contradict one o...

No Experience? Think Again! Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur: Street Cred

Michele Colucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Michele Colucci

We women spend a lot of time working for our family, for our friends and for our passions. We need to take ownership of our successes, experiences, and accomplishments in our "other" jobs.

Presidential Candidates Should Talk About the Black Jobless Crisis

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There's nothing hidden about the crisis of black joblessness. The problem is that the black unemployed, like the poor, have no powerful advocacy groups. It's painful, daunting and it's a huge barrier to the nation's full economic recovery.

The Precarious Jobs Recovery

Robert Reich | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Jobs are coming back fast enough to blunt Republican attacks against Barack Obama on the economy and to rob Mitt Romney of the issue he'd prefer to be talking about. But they're not coming back fast enough to significantly reduce the nation's jobs backlog.

February Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

We're not adding jobs at breakneck speed, for sure, and we're still repairing the damage done by the great recession to the living standards of millions. But this month's report makes another addition to a solid and improving trend.

Lila Shapiro

Debunked: Popular Explanation For High Unemployment | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

One popular explanation for the stubbornly high unemployment rate is that businesses want to hire -- but they simply can't find workers with the right...

2012 Scenarios: What if the Economy Heads Back Downhill?

Mike Lux | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Both in economics and politics, it is incumbent on Obama's team to plan for the worst just in case, and to craft a message that will work in the fall no matter the economic trend lines. There are a couple of major reasons this is especially important.

Lila Shapiro

Job Training Infusion: Fix For Unemployment? | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 would set aside $8 billion for community colleges to offer more job training in high-demand fie...

The President's Budget: Continuing the Slow Climb Upward

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The president's budget proposal recognizes some basic truths: we cannot speed up economic recovery without investments that create jobs and increase workers' readiness to do those jobs.

Insourcing: Bringing Jobs Back to America

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

In our political sphere there are now conversations about penalizing U.S. companies who continue to take jobs overseas, and rewarding them for bringing jobs back. But no one really knows if either approach will be successful.

Did the President's Jobs Council Go All Corporate?

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

President Obama's "Jobs Council" issued a report calling for fewer regulations and lower corporate tax rates. This doesn't have to be a bad idea.

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Unveils Bill Packed With 'Poison Pills' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders on Friday rolled out their plan for advancing the two most pressing issues before Congress -- extending the pay...

Lila Shapiro

Jobs Mirage: 315,000 Drop Out Of Workforce, Driving Unemployment Rate To Three-Year Low | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

Despite a stark drop in the national unemployment rate reported Friday, economists warned it will take decades for the labor market to return to pre-r...

Business Owner Posts Anti-Hiring, Anti-Obama Pledge

Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

ASSOCIATED PRESS WACO, Ga. (AP) -- A west Georgia business owner has been deluged with calls and emails after posting signs on his company's trucks...

Jennifer Bendery

Administration Official Hints Obama May Not Require Offset For Payroll Tax Cut | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the super committee has officially failed and with time running out before Congress is set to adjourn for more than a month, th...

Jennifer Bendery

Super Committee's Failure Means Lost Avenue For Obama's Jobs Bills | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The so-called super committee announced Monday that it failed to deliver on its task: producing a plan that shaves trillions of dollars ...

Can We Give "Job-killing Regulations" a Rest?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It may be a crowd-pleaser, but it turns out that it simply isn't true that regulations kill jobs.

The Daily Szep -- Obama Jobs Bill

Paul Szep | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep