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 Uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's next move is throwing investors for a loop and unsettling markets. Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, explains what the 'Fed Dread' is all about.
Jun 6, 2013 Overall layoffs have decreased since last year, but some industries in particular are cutting back.
Jun 5, 2013 Payroll processing company ADP reports 135,000 private sector jobs were added last month, falling below analyst expectations. Will the weak numbers cause the Federal Reserve to stick to stimulus?
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 31, 2013 Students may want to think twice about working for free: interns who get paid are almost twice as likely as their unpaid counterparts to get a job offer when they graduate.
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 24, 2013 "Does Someone Have To Go?" is a new reality show on the Fox network. It allows office mates the authority to fire their co-workers in an attempt to repair the workplace environment. A cruel concept or a smart way to weed out unproductive employees?