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Fed dread unsettles markets

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.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stock, Jobs, jobs report

Layoffs are down, but will hiring be up?

Jun 6, 2013
Overall layoffs have decreased since last year, but some industries in particular are cutting back.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, layoffs, Unemployment

Private sector job gains and the Fed's next move

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?
Posted In: adp, Federal Reserve, Jobs, jobs report

Would raising wages lead to more or fewer jobs?

May 3, 2013
Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, employment, Unemployment, wages

Unemployment falls to 7.5%, 165,000 jobs added

May 3, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting the economy added 165,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, beating analyst expectations.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Private sector job gains miss the mark

Apr 3, 2013
The payroll processing company ADP reported this morning that 158,000 private sector jobs were added last month, falling below analyst expectations.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, adp, sequester

Unemployment falls to 7.7%, 236,000 jobs added

Mar 8, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 236,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, beating analyst expectations.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, jobs report

Despite D.C. roadblocks, markets keep chugging

Mar 6, 2013
The Dow posted another record high this morning. The surge came on the heels of a new report from the payroll processing company ADP, which showed that private employers added 198,000 jobs in February.
Posted In: Dow, adp, Jobs, jobs report

Obama adviser: Jobs report shows continued progress

Jan 4, 2013
Alan Krueger, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, weighs in on the government's December jobs report
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment, wages

Unemployment ticks up to 7.8 percent, 155,000 jobs added

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.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

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