Jan 4, 2013 The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that unemployment has stayed steady at 7.8 percent, and the economy added 155,000 jobs last month.
Dec 14, 2012 The Federal Reserve says it will keep interest rates near zero until the unemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent. But what will it take to get there?
Dec 13, 2012 The Federal Reserve has spelled out what it’s going to do to try to juice up the economy. Yesterday, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced a new strategy that ties the Fed’s actions to unemployment and inflation rates.
Dec 7, 2012 Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council Of Economic Advisers, shares his thoughts on what the latest jobs report says about the state of the U.S. economic recovery.
Dec 7, 2012 The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 146,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.
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Dec 7, 2012 Economists are forecasting nearly 100,000 fewer jobs were created in November than in October.
Nov 26, 2012 During the recession, Congress lengthened unemployment aid to a maximum of 99 weeks. If not renewed, the current extension will expire at the end of the year.
Nov 14, 2012 The number two official at the U.S. Federal Reserve, Vice Chair Janet Yellen, has thrown her weight behind a major change in Fed policy. The issue is how the central bank should schedule its stimulus policies.
Nov 8, 2012 This election, in part driven by the discrepancy between most media analysis and Nate Silver's data-driven electoral model, has prompted a debate about polling in the new media landscape. Frank Newport, of Gallup, says his polling still works but could be tweaked.