Aug 8, 2012 Job openings jumped to a four-year high in June: 3.7 million. Seems strange, considering we learned less than a week ago that the country has an 8.3 percent unemployment rate right now.
Aug 3, 2012 The July jobs report from the Labor Department is out. Last month, unemployment rose from 8.2 to 8.3 percent, while 163,000 jobs were added -- the most in five months.
Jul 6, 2012 So as this unemployment report continues to show stagnant growth, many politicians, experts, armchair economists are chiming in on the best way to solve the unemployment problem in the U.S. One idea being floated is inspired by Germany: working fewer hours.
Jul 6, 2012 Many economists are expecting fewer than 100,000 new jobs created, and unemployment to hold at 8.2% for the month of June.
Heidi N. Moore
May 4, 2012 The government released its closely-watched employment report for April. While the unemployment rate ticked down to 8.1 percent, only 115,000 new jobs were added to payrolls for the month, well below forecasts.
Feb 3, 2012 January unemployment was down from 8.5 to 8.3 percent. That's good news, but there's still work ahead, says economist Randall Wray.
Jan 6, 2012 Hilda Solis, the Secretary of the Labor Department, discusses the jobs picture today, and where we still need to improve.
Dec 16, 2011 Lower energy costs kept November's Consumer Price Index flat, a good sign for the U.S. economy.
Feb 2, 2012 The administration's proposal could help a growing industry retain workers. But some say high labor costs could limit care for the elderly and disabled.
Dec 13, 2011 A recent report from the Department of Labor has job listings up sharply over two years prior, but with unemployment at 8.6 percent, job openings are not plentiful.