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October Jobs Report

October Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The job market is slowly but steadily moving towards full employment, but there's still considerable slack. If we want to see real wages going up across the wage scale -- not just at the top, but at the bottom as well -- we're going to need to not only get to full employment, but to stay there.

U.S. Creates 214,000 Jobs In October; Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.8 Percent

Posted 11.07.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 214,000 jobs in October, as the unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. More ...

Dow Hits New Record On October Jobs Report

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at another record high after the government reported an unexpected surge in ...

Jobs Report: Upside Surprise on Payrolls!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

These numbers paint a pretty different, and more positive, picture of recent job growth than even the last jobs report, which came out just a few weeks ago on Oct 22 due to the shutdown.

October Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 204,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises To 7.3%

Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, as the unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The ...

Jobs Day: First Impressions (I Know... on a Tuesday?!)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

We're four years into a recovery that began in the second half of 2009, yet unemployment is still highly elevated, and job growth is once again decelerating. There should be no question that fiscal drag and general political dysfunction continues to hurt working families.

September Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 148,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate Ticks Down To 7.2 Pecent

Posted 10.22.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs in September, as the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistic reported Tuesday....

September Jobs Report Is Finally Coming Out

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 10.17.2013 | Business

* New dates set for some September economic data * Employment report to be released on Tuesday * September CPI data due on Oct. 30 * October ...

What October's Jobs Report REALLY Means For Older Workers

Sara Rix | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

America's older workforce experienced a dip in unemployment in October (5.8 percent compared to 5.9 percent in September for those aged 55-plus). Monthly unemployment figures tend to generate a lot of interest, but they often don't tell much of a story.

Jack Welch: 'Thank God' I Questioned The Jobs Numbers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.05.2012 | Business

Last month, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch ignited a controversy when he implied in a tweet that the Labor Department may be fixing the jobs n...

October Jobs Report Unlikely to Help Either Candidate

Katie Bardaro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Katie Bardaro

In some ways, the tragic events in the Northeast from Hurricane Sandy and discussions around the upcoming fiscal cliff are likely to overshadow this lackluster jobs report as it generally just showed things are improving, albeit slowly.

The Election Jobs Report

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Americans are producing more at work and their wage/salary increases are less than rising costs of what they produce and purchase.

October Employment Reports Offer Small Business Rejuvenated Encouragement

John Arensmeyer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Over the past two decades, Main Street firms have created two of every three new jobs in America. When they do well, everyone does well. Let's do what we can to keep them thriving.

How Did Older Workers Fare Last Month?

Posted 11.02.2012 | Fifty

The unemployment rate among people 55 and older fell one-tenth of a percent to 5.8 percent in October, according to an AARP Policy Institute analysis ...

Job Numbers Good for Obama; But He Ain't No Ike

Karen Dolan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Regarding the election, this news isn't likely to have much of an impact. There are very few undecided voters left and as this change was no shocker in either direction, it won't likely change any minds right or left.

Mark Gongloff

6 Bad Numbers In The October Jobs Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

The October jobs report was reason to drink Pabst Blue Ribbon, not champagne. The employment data, released on Friday, were better than economists ...

More Jobs, Lousy Wages, and the Desertion of Non-College White Men From the Democratic Party

Robert Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

The two most important trends, confirmed in today's jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are that jobs slowly continue to return, and those jobs are paying less and less.

Arthur Delaney

What Good Is A Good Jobs Report For People Without Good Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

The U.S. Labor Department announced Friday morning that in October, the economy added 171,000 jobs and the national unemployment rate ticked up a tent...

Obama, Romney Campaign Days Before Final Showdown

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN AND JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney each got something ...

Mitt Romney Calls Improving Figures 'Sad'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. -- Mitt Romney says the one-tenth-of-a-point increase in the unemployment rate to 7.9 percent is, quote, "a sad reminder that the economy...

October Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Given the acceleration in payroll growth, the upward revisions to prior months payroll gains, the trend decline in unemployment, and the pick-up in labor force participation, today's report is generally pointing to job market that's showing signs of improvement.

Jobs Report CRUSHES Expectations

Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy added 171,000 jobs in October as the country's unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent, the Labor Department said in a release Fri...

Hiring Going Very Slowly For Small Businesses

AP | Posted 01.01.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK — Small businesses kept to their slow pace of hiring during October, according to two reports Thursday. Payroll service ADP said small...

Michael Calderone

Scarborough: Jobs Numbers 'Don't Add Up'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.05.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough repeatedly questioned the methodology of the unemployment rate during Friday's show following the announcement that the rate h...

Unemployment Rate Falls Below 8 Percent

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving P...