Oct 11, 2012 New weekly claims for unemployment fell last week to the lowest level in four and a half years. Combined with last week's employment report, the claims data provides evidence of a slowly improving job market.
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.
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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 September's unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent, the same place it was when President Obama took office. Presidential economic adviser Alan Krueger and Romney adviser Glenn Hubbard share their reactions to this morning's jobs report.
Oct 5, 2012 The government's September jobs report is out this morning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that unemployment has fallen to 7.8 percent with 114,000 jobs added last month.
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.
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.
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.