Oct 5, 2012 When it comes to all of the different indicators used to measure the country’s economic health, especially during the election year, the unemployment rate is the Big Man on Campus.
Jul 12, 2012 The Presidential race this week can be summed up in a few words: Outsourcing, wealth, taxes, and jobs. How are American voters responding the latest week's news?
Jul 6, 2012 The economy added 80,000 non-farm jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent. Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, puts the latest numbers in perspective.
Jul 6, 2012 U.S. markets are down slightly this morning on the latest jobs data from the Labor Department which said that just 80,000 jobs were added in the U.S. last month and unemployment remained at 8.2 percent.
Jul 5, 2012 Today central banks in Europe and China announced new monetary stimulus measures to spur economic growth. How will the global stimulus measures impact the U.S. economy and unemployment?
Jul 5, 2012 Ahead of tomorrow's June jobs report, data today shows the number of planned job cuts at U.S. companies has dropped to the lowest level in 13 months.
Jun 4, 2012 May's jobs reports has worried investors worldwide about their short-term prospects. But there are more acute fears of a global slowdown, caused by what’s going on in Europe and emerging markets.
Jun 4, 2012 The interest rate on 10 year government bonds is back up above 1.5 percent and Oil is down to $82 a barrel in New York trading. There are signs of a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing and continual uncertainty about the debt crisis in Europe.
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.