Oct 22, 2012 Now the Federal Reserve's money-counting machines can read bills worth $20 or less even if they're upside-down. They used to destroy bills that weren't stacked correctly.
Oct 11, 2012 The number of employed Americans has nearly doubled over the past 30 years, but so has the number of people not in the workforce. Watch the U.S. employment picture change with our animated GIF.
Oct 10, 2012 Commentator Robert Reich says a steady march of technology leaves increasingly obsolete jobs in its wake.
Oct 5, 2012 Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: debating jobs. The new numbers and the presidential candidates' vague answers of what policies they'd use to boost employment.
USC Annenberg School of Journalism
Oct 5, 2012 Newly hired, unemployed and looking, discouraged and out of work: Meet five Los Angeles area residents who put faces on the September employment picture.
Oct 5, 2012 U.S. employers added 114,000 jobs in September, according to the Labor Department's latest report. Economists say that it's a slightly positive indicator -- but not a particularly strong one. Many say that even more jobs needed to be created to keep the economy growing. The drop in the unemployment rate may reflect revisions to data out during the summer that may be stronger than originally thought.
Sep 26, 2012 We’re getting another pulse check on housing later this morning. The numbers on new home sales for August come out today, and they’re expected to be pretty good. How does an uptick in housing affect the job market? Turns out, they are pretty closely linked.
Sep 20, 2012 Last week claims for unemployment were down, but just a bit, by about 3,000.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 14, 2012 Yesterday Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke laid out the Fed's new economic stimulus plan. It's round 3 of so-called quantitative easing. The Fed will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month, until it decides the economy has improved.