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What do home sales have to do with the job market?

May 23, 2013
Domestic migration, when you move from one place in the country to another, plunged in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Now things are looking up.
Posted In: housing market, housing prices, mortgage, Jobs

Unemployed steelworker is back in a job

May 14, 2013
One small economic data point: a steelworker in the Midwest, back on the job.
Posted In: steelworker, steel, Jobs

Inside the National Craft Championship

May 13, 2013
A competition for the construction industry.
Posted In: construction, contractors, Jobs

The possible downside to the good jobless claims numbers

May 9, 2013
U.S. jobless claims are falling -- most recently to a pre-recession level -- but does that mean nothing more than employers are getting to the point where they can’t lay off any more workers?
Posted In: Jobs, weekly jobless, layoffs

What unemployment rate should we be aiming for?

May 9, 2013
Is there such a thing as an unemployment rate that is too low?
Posted In: Unemployment, Federal Reserve, Jobs

Many job openings, fewer hires

May 7, 2013
New numbers on job openings in the U.S. are out. And there's a bit of a mystery: Why are there so many job openings and so few hires?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics

Jobs are one thing, but what about credit?

May 6, 2013
One way to evaluate the health of an economy is to look at the jobs picture, which looks pretty rosy so far this spring. But there’s another sign to keep any eye on: the availability of credit.
Posted In: Jobs, credit, loans

Positivity in the April jobs report?

May 3, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 165,000 jobs last month, beating analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest since December of 2008.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment

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

This week in personal finance

May 3, 2013
We analyze the latest jobs report and get an update on how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is helping stay-at-home parents earn lines of credit.
Posted In: Jobs, CFPB

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