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Jobs data may determine Fed's next step

Jun 1, 2012
May's job data, which comes out today, could help determine whether the Federal Reserve pumps more money into the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, jobs report, Unemployment, quantitative easing

May's jobs numbers disappoint

Jun 1, 2012
The government recorded just 69,000 additional jobs in May. A separate survey of households showed unemployment at 8.2 percent, a slight increase from April.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Measuring five different Californias

Jun 1, 2012
A demographic survey says, California, like other states, is actually several different voting and demographic units within one. What are the public policy implications of these divisions?
Posted In: california, income

Jobs report shows Spring slow down

Jun 1, 2012
The U.S. added 69,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate in the U.S. climbed to 8.2 percent, from 8.1 percent in April. At the same time, the number of jobs created in March and April has been revised down.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

When unemployment runs out -- what's next?

May 31, 2012
More long-term unemployed workers turn to food stamps and other government programs.
Posted In: food stamps, Unemployment

Banks warm to short sales for strapped homeowners

May 31, 2012
Pre-foreclosure sales are offering more relief in the tough housing market.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosures, banking

Advocates fight for candidates to address foreclosures

May 31, 2012
Today housing advocacy groups from 22 cities and 17 states are launching a campaign to force the presidential candidates to address the specific topic of foreclosures.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosures, 2012 election

Monthly layoffs hit eight-month high

May 31, 2012
A study this morning from job outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas found layoffs rose in May to their highest level in eight months.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, GDP

Americans not concerned with euro crisis

May 31, 2012
Experts say the European debt crisis could derail halting economic growth in the U.S., but do Americans care?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, U.S.

May shows dismal employment numbers

May 31, 2012
The U.S. economy added less jobs than expected in May. At the same time, the number of workers filing for unemployment benefits rose, and the number of planned layoffs in hit an eight month high.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, GDP

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