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Job growth way below estimates in December; unemployment at 6.7 percent

Jan 10, 2014
The U.S. economy added only 74,000 jobs in December, way below most economists' predictions. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

The 'freeloader argument' and jobless benefits

Jan 7, 2014
A deal to reinstate unemployment insurance is working its way through Congress, but would it mean that people on unemployment would just take a few months longer to find a job?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Congress

Senate paves way for jobless benefits extension

Jan 7, 2014
Despite today's vote, Washington gridlock has led to creative accounting on Capitol Hill.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Jobs

What's the cost when unemployment benefits expire?

Dec 27, 2013
For 1.3 million Americans, long-term federal unemployment benefits expire this weekend.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Ten thousand apply for 750 Southwest Airlines jobs

Dec 26, 2013
Southwest is hiring hundreds of flight attendants and thousands have applied for the jobs.
Posted In: Jobs, Airlines

Weekly Wrap: As goes housing, goes the economy? + #longreads

Nov 29, 2013
Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville and Bloomberg's Nela Richardson join Lizzie O'Leary to look back at the week's business news and forward at where the economy is going.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Housing, real estate, treasury, Jobs, employment, Unemployment

Are high tech hiring systems keeping Americans out of work?

Nov 21, 2013
Marketplace's Chris Farrell is worried that the skilled workers employers say they can't find are there, but algorithms are screening them out.
Posted In: hiring, Jobs

204,000 jobs added in October; unemployment rate rises to 7.3 percent

Nov 8, 2013
The government just reported the labor market in October was much stronger than expected, but how reliable is the data for a month when the government was shut down for half of it?
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

No jobs report, but economy keeps moving

Oct 4, 2013
The government shutdown means no unemployment numbers have been released for September.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment

American companies plan to cut 40,000 jobs

Oct 3, 2013
According to a new report from Challenger, Gray and Christmas.
Posted In: Jobs, layoffs, employment

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