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Unemployment Report Misleading

Harlan Green | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

The unemployment rate fell because it is determined by a separate survey of households that showed a sharp 237,000 drop in the number of people who said they were unemployment, while only a small number dropped out of the labor force.

New Data Show Net Job Growth Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

A tiny, routine revision in some jobs data could have a big political payoff for President Obama. The Labor Department on Thursday morning quietly ...

Economist: 'Existing Small Businesses Are Unlikely To Expand Before The Election'

AP | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses created no jobs last month, according to a survey released Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Busin...

The Private Sector Is Actually Sort Of Fine

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

By now you've probably heard about this awful gaffe President Obama made, calling the private sector "fine." Except from the old-fashioned standpoint ...

Last Year's Jobs Gains Helped Those Hit Hardest By Recession

AP | By DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- For many people whose job prospects faded most during the recession, 2011 brought a small dose of relief. When unemployment was surging...

Private Sector Job Growth Picked Up In November

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The pace of job growth in the economy's private sector accelerated in November, with U.S. employers adding 206,000 jobs, a report by a payrolls pr...

U.S. Companies Plan Little Hiring, Firing Over Next Six Months

Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

U.S. companies do not plan to significantly increase payrolls over the next six months but neither do they intend to aggressively fire workers, ac...

Jobless Rate Hits Two-Year High

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hiring practically stalled in December, driving the nation's unemployment rate up to a two-year high of 5 percent and fanning fears of a recession. E...