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Labor Department reports January job numbers

Feb 3, 2012
The unemployment rate dropped in January, and December and November jobs were revised upward.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Alan Krueger on the January jobs numbers

Feb 3, 2012
The Labor Department reported the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent. The White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Alan Krueger on what that means for the future of the American workforce.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, white house

PODCAST: Tiger bread and chicken wings

Feb 3, 2012
Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.
Posted In: Super Bowl, Unemployment, Jobs

Jobs report brings rare good economic news

Feb 3, 2012
There was some good news from Washington for a change. For the second month in row, U.S. job creation rose, leading some to believe the economy might finally be showing signs of a sustained recovery. But there were some skeptics.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Jobs returning, slowly

Feb 3, 2012
January unemployment was down from 8.5 to 8.3 percent. That's good news, but there's still work ahead, says economist Randall Wray.
Posted In: Jobs, bureau of labor statistics, Labor Department, employment, Unemployment

Three-year low in unemployment

Feb 3, 2012
The latest job numbers exceeded economists' expectations, but before you get too excited about a recovery, an economist breaks down the numbers for us.
Posted In: employment, Unemployment, Jobs

Deadline nears for mortgage settlement

Feb 3, 2012
States consider the pros and cons of a mortgage settlement with banks.
Posted In: Housing

Groundhog Day: Your economic predictions

Feb 2, 2012
What will happen to the economy in the next six weeks?
Posted In: Groundhog Day

Attitude Check: Obama's plan to grow jobs in 2012

Feb 2, 2012
Gallup data shows the employment picture is improving slightly, and that many Americans support President Obama's plan to create tax breaks that bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
Posted In: tax breaks, Unemployment

Challenger: Planned layoffs reach four month high

Feb 2, 2012
According to early numbers out ahead of official unemployment figures from the government out tomorrow, planned layoffs went up in January -- but that is actually fairly typical.
Posted In: layoffs, Unemployment