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February Jobs Report

Jobs Report, First Impressions: Payrolls Rise but so Does Long-Term Unemployment

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

In a report that has both good and bad news for the American workforce, February payrolls appeared to shake off analysts' cold-weather concerns, adding a solid 175,000 jobs and revising job counts for the prior two months up by a total of 25,000.

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. ...

U.S. Creates 113,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.6%

Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 113,000 jobs in January, as the unemployment rate dipped to 6.6 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. He...

Deeper Dive Into the Jobs Report: Labor Force Participation and Weekly Earnings

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Today's jobs report is widely being viewed as a sign of an improving job market, a view I share with (of course) caveats. The biggest question is whether the recent acceleration of payroll growth sticks, especially as the sequester takes hold, which it hasn't yet. So far, both the stock and the job markets have said "sequester?... what's a sequester?" But unemployment is still high, the labor force participation rate shows evidence of continued weak demand, and that's taking its toll on wage growth. We'll need a lot more months like this to get back on track.

Katy Hall

Why College Students Should Be Worried

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 03.26.2013 | College

The February jobs report released Friday showed the unemployment rate at 7.7 percent, its lowest level in four years. Job gains were better than expec...

Jobs Up More Than Expected Last Month

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Whether the better-than-expected results signal a faster underlying trend in job growth, and whether it can withstand the fiscal drag from the sequester, is yet to be seen.

Arthur Delaney

Long-Term Unemployment Inches Up In February Jobs Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The national unemployment rate ticked down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in February as the economy added a relatively impressive 236,...

The Great Stock Market Rally

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

This bull market is not driven primarily by economic reality on the ground but rather by the Fed's endless quantitative easing that is now being replicated by our trading partners around the globe. As a result, the world is awash in trillions of dollars in easy money.

Mark Gongloff

Labor Department Unveils Newest Job Numbers

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

Despite constant budget fights in Washington, the U.S. economy managed one of the best months for job gains in the past year in February, driving the ...

Jobs -- The GOP Needs a New Alibi

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Much of the hope of the Republicans for making President Obama a one-term leader has been based around the idea of a continuing crisis economy -- the last three months of jobs reports have dashed many of those hopes.

Arthur Delaney

When Will Things Get Better For Older Workers Who've Lost Their Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

Tom Magnone of Liberty Township, Ohio, has kept a precise record of his search for work since he lost his information technology position in 2009. An ...

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.

WATCH: HuffPost Unemployment Reporter Arthur Delaney Discusses Jobs Report

Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

On Friday, the U.S. Labor Department announced the economy added 277,000 workers in February and that the unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent...