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U.S. Creates 288,000 Jobs In April, Unemployment Rate Falls To 6.3%

Posted 05.02.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April, as the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Here's...

Mark Gongloff

175,000 JOBS | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy continued to churn out low-paying jobs in June, as the weakest labor-market recovery since World War II ground sluggishly ahead. ...

Small Businesses Cut Jobs

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) - U.S. small businesses cut back on staff slightly in May, the first decline in six months and a sign of weakness in th...

Is Dismal Jobs Report the Signal Independents Are Seeking?

Matthew Dowd | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

For the Obama campaign, the May jobs number of 69,000 being created is extremely bad news at an extremely bad time. This moment is one of those signals that could begin to push swing voters over to Romney.

Something We Can Say With Certitude: The Economy Stinks!

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Reacting to the latest round of depressing jobs numbers, the president said that it is just like "if you got hit by a truck, it's going to take a while for you to mend." You know what might help speed along the mending? Surgery.

Watch: U.S. Job Growth Hits The Brakes

Posted 08.03.2011 | Business


U.S. Private Employers Only Added 38,000 Jobs Last Month, ADP Finds

Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

Private-sector payroll growth slowed sharply in May, coming in far below expectations and falling to the lowest level in eight months, a report by...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Rate Highest Since 1983: Comments Claim It's Good News | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Friday, the Labor Department announced terrible, terrible news: more than a quarter million people lost their jobs in May. But in a sign of how bad...