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Jobless Claims Continue To Drop

Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, according to a government report on Thursday th...

Private Employers Enjoying 'Reasonable' Job Growth, Processor Shows

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 201,000 jobs in March, while February's figure was revised down slightly, a report by a payrolls...

Jobless Claims Fall To Lowest Level Since July 2008

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week, with the four-week moving average dropping to its lowest level in ...

Consumer Sentiment Hits 8-Month High

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Leah Schnurr) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose to an eight-month high in early February, boosted by recent tax cuts and optimism about the...

A State of the Union Address for Today's Labor Market Realities

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Sum

Last week's State of the Union message by the President left out any substantial references to today's labor market realities. Here's what should have been delivered to our nation.

Do the Poor Really Benefit From Labor Migration?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Strong opinions abound on the issue of migration, but beyond the political discourse, labor migration is now central to the debate on international development and poverty reduction.

Two New Reports Suggest Big Jobs Recovery, But The Crisis Isn't Over Yet

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The job market may be turning around, however slowly. In November the U.S. economy added a record-breaking private sector 297,000 positions, and 2010 ...

Use Of Temporary Workers Becomes More Permanent

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Temporary workers are starting to look, well, not so temporary. Despite a surge this year in short-term hiring, many American businesses are still sk...

The Nation's Recent College Graduates Face Significant Labor Market Problems

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Andrew Sum

There is a critical need for policymakers to address the growing labor market problem among college graduates. During the January-August period of 2010, it's estimated that less than half of young B.A.-holders held a job requiring a college degree.

Retirees Replacing Teen Workers in Low-Wage Jobs

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Employers are gravitating towards workers over 65 for very good reasons. But what may be good for employers may be seriously bad for the city and nation.

Weekly Audit: The Hidden Casualties of the Great Recession

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Annie Shields, Media Consortium blogger The June labor market report announced that the unemployment rate is down from 9.7 to 9.5 percent and 83,00...

Kids 'Thrown Out Of The Labor Market In A Big Way,' Report Says (CHART)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new report (.pdf) from Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies says the teen job market has collapsed -- leading to a...

'No Labor Market Recession For America's Affluent,' Low-Wage Workers Hit Hardest: STUDY

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's truly been a tale of two unemployment crises. Though the national unemployment rate dipped slightly in January to 9.7 percent, a new study sugge...

Paul Krugman: Germany's Jobs, Unemployment Miracle Can Teach US

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Germany's jobs miracle hasn't received much attention in this country -- but it's real, it's striking, and it raises serious questions about whether t...

Nouriel Roubini: Unemployment Will Rise Through 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nouriel Roubini, the chairman of RGE Monitor, appeared on CNBC this morning and had more warnings for those expecting a brisk economic recovery from t...

First-Time Jobless Claims Drop Less Than Expected

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of people claiming jobless benefits for the first time dropped less than expected last week, evidence that the labor mar...

Economists: Job Market Will Take Years To Heal

Wall Street Journal | Phil Izzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The worst recession since the Great Depression has left a scorched landscape that will weigh on the labor market and the broader economy for years to ...

Weekly Audit: Fixing the Foreclosure Problem

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

The U.S. job market may be showing signs of life, but the scenario isn't really so rosy, as our government has yet to relieve the foreclosure pandemic.

Was Marx Right? The Bailout and the Auto Industry

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

We need a bailout of the auto industry to give the new contracts and the new automotive products a chance. And then we need to address the larger question about the auto industry, and about American industry in general.

Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid off workers filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly two months, pro...