Jun 7, 2013 The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 175,000 jobs last month, edging out analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent.
Jun 7, 2013 Economists see an improvement in consumer confidence, partly driven by the stock market and rising home prices.
Jun 6, 2013 Overall layoffs have decreased since last year, but some industries in particular are cutting back.
May 31, 2013 European unemployment hit a new record high in April. 12.2 percent, or about 20 million people, across the 17 countries that use the euro are out of work.
May 29, 2013 The number of unemployed Germans rose more than four times what analysts had expected in May. Still Europe's largest economy held onto its jobless rate of 6.9 percent -- lower than the majority of euro zone countries.
May 27, 2013 Could the government solve the youth unemployment problem?
May 27, 2013 Democrats in the Senate agreed to an amendment that would ban anyone ever convicted of certain violent crimes from receiving SNAP food stamps -- for their entire lives.
May 17, 2013 With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program.
May 13, 2013 Lawmakers in the House and Senate begin work on the Farm Bill this week, and SNAP, the food stamp program, is on the agenda