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Job growth strengthens, jobless rate ticks up to 6.7%

Mar 7, 2014
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February.
Posted In: Jobs, unemployed, Labor Department

Bad news, bad weather

Feb 21, 2014
Can bad weather be blamed for bad news?
Posted In: weather, seasonal impacts, Unemployment, benefits, Jobs

What online job listings tell us about the economy

Feb 5, 2014
The Conference Board is out with this month's Help Wanted Online index. It’s a survey of some 16,000 online job listings.
Posted In: Jobs, unemployement

‘Am I crazy?' Deciding to work for the government

Jan 20, 2014
There have been pay freezes, hiring freezes, and on top of that, there was the shutdown just a few months ago.
Posted In: usps, Jobs, government

Going to Plan B when jobless benefits get cut off

Jan 14, 2014
For one woman looking for work, unemployment benefits kept certain career options. With Congress not extending benefits, a new plan is in order.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Jobs, Congress

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

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