Nov 2, 2012 The government's October jobs report is out this morning and the Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 171,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent.
Nov 2, 2012 The Labor Department releases its last employment report before the election today. The U.S. has added jobs for 24 consecutive months, but at a slow rate.
Nov 1, 2012 The firm Challenger Gray and Christmas says planned job cuts at U.S. firms jumped 41 percent in October -- the highest level since May.
Nov 2, 2012 Ahead of the government's jobs report tomorrow, Gallup is predicting a decrease in unemployment from the organization's independent polling.
Nov 1, 2012 Initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped last week and productivity increased modestly. Does the data mean hiring is back on track?
Oct 25, 2012 Last week's initial claims for unemployment are out, and they seem to resume a positive jobs trend that had been interrupted by a couple of hiccups in recent weeks.
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.