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Americans' priorities for fixing the economy

Jul 19, 2012
Our politicians can't seem to work it out; how do ordinary Americans think we should fix the economy?
Posted In: Jobs

Finding new work difficult for older workers

Jul 13, 2012
Finding a new job in this economy is hard for everyone, particularly for those above 55. It takes more effort, sacrifice and a little bit of creativity.
Posted In: employment, Unemployment, Jobs, seniors, older workers

To my dissatisfied daughter

Jul 13, 2012
A frustrated mother sends her teenager daughter a letter, explaining how she and her father are still trying to provide for the family while they are both unemployed.
Posted In: Unemployment, parents, kids, Jobs

Finding a first job not easy for new nurses

Jul 6, 2012
There's been talk of a nurse shortage for years, but why are many nursing grads still struggling to find a job?
Posted In: nursing, nurses, healthcare, Jobs, Unemployment, college

Weekly Wrap: Yet another stagnant jobs report

Jul 6, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: The sluggish growth in the U.S. jobs market.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs

Economists share unofficial economic indicators

Jul 6, 2012
What baristas and tailors and over-educated sandwich-makers tell us about the economy.
Posted In: economic indicators, starbucks, retail sales, Jobs

Monthly jobs report: A history of revisions

Jul 6, 2012
On the first Friday of each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its monthly jobs report. But don't pay too much attention to the number of jobs added or lost; it will be revised and revised again.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics

One solution to the nation's unemployment problem

Jul 6, 2012
So as this unemployment report continues to show stagnant growth, many politicians, experts, armchair economists are chiming in on the best way to solve the unemployment problem in the U.S. One idea being floated is inspired by Germany: working fewer hours.
Posted In: Jobs, Labor Department, Unemployment, mid-day extra

Obama adviser Alan Krueger talks June jobs numbers

Jul 6, 2012
The economy added 80,000 non-farm jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent. Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, puts the latest numbers in perspective.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, jobs report

June unemployment sticks at 8.2%; 80,000 jobs added

Jul 6, 2012
The U.S. Labor Department has released its monthly jobs report. Employers added just 80,000 jobs last month, while unemployment stayed stagnant at 8.2 percent.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

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