U.S. adds 96,000 jobs in August, unemployment drops to 8.1%

Sep 7, 2012
The August jobs numbers come below expectations, though the unemployment rate drops to 8.1 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Waiting for the big jobs report

Sep 6, 2012
August job creation may have been good. But it's not clear any improvement can change voters' minds now.
Posted In: Jobs

Planned layoffs drop to lowest level in two years

Sep 6, 2012
According to job placement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas, the number of planned layoffs at U.S. companies dropped 37 percent from a year ago.
Posted In: Jobs, layoffs

Most Americans feel satisfied with their jobs

Sep 6, 2012
Gallup's latest polls reveal only 1 in 10 Americans say that they are dissatisfied with their jobs. It's a major jump from the results from two decades ago.
Posted In: Jobs

Auto sale increase also boosts auto jobs

Sep 4, 2012
The steady increase in auto sales is also fueling a boom in auto employment—everything from dealerships, to auto suppliers and assembly plants
Posted In: auto sales, Jobs

Creating jobs vs. creating good jobs

Sep 3, 2012
Economists and politicians are watching the job market closely. On Friday, the monthly employment report is released. But if jobs are being created, are they good jobs?
Posted In: Jobs

Housing, jobs and retirement stay on voters' minds

Aug 31, 2012
Undecided voters in Florida and North Carolina share what their greatest concerns are in the upcoming election.
Posted In: North Carolina, Florida, housing crisis, Education, manufacturing, Retirement, Jobs

Facing sailor shortage, Navy ups bonuses

Aug 27, 2012
The Navy is offering sailors hundreds of extra dollars a month if they agree to go back out to sea sooner than expected.
Posted In: navy, Jobs

Weekly unemployment applications tick up slightly

Aug 23, 2012
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to 372,000. That's 4,000 more than the previous week.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Job openings at highest level in four years

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.
Posted In: Jobs, Labor Department, Unemployment