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Shoppers walk along Lexington Avenue in New York City in April. Consumer prices rose 0.1 percent last month.

Why the CPI doesn't figure in the Fed's calculations

May 22, 2015
Consumer prices ticked up just a 10th of a percent last month, the Labor Department reports.
Posted In: Consumer Price Index, Federal Reserve, Labor Department

As oil jobs falter, North Dakota feels the squeeze

Apr 3, 2015
Falling oil prices slashed thousands of jobs in oil and gas extraction, including some on the Bakken oilfield in North Dakota.
Posted In: crude oil, employment, Labor Department

The JOLTS report, or how secure you feel about your job

Sep 9, 2014
What this report tells us outside the numbers.
Posted In: Jobs, Labor Department, Unemployment, economic indicators

Government targets millions for job training programs

Apr 29, 2014
Opportunities lie ahead for people suffering the effects of the Great Recession.
Posted In: employment, job training, Labor Department, workforce, working

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

Why you shouldn't believe everything you read in the jobs report

Nov 8, 2013
204,000 jobs were added, while the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in the Labor Department's employment report for October.
Posted In: Labor Department, jobs numbers

Jobs report Tuesday: So late... so what?

Oct 22, 2013
The delayed October jobs report is out today, to be followed sooner than usual by the November report.
Posted In: jobs report, Labor Department

Good enough for government data

Oct 17, 2013
We lost two weeks of government data -- data that let economists know what to study and data that helps farmers know what to plant.
Posted In: government data, Labor Department

If October 2013 never happened, economically speaking...

Oct 2, 2013
There's a good chance the government won't release monthly jobs numbers this Friday -- so what happens to economists’ ability to assess any recovery?
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, Labor Department, jobs report

Obama's new labor secretary wants to work with colleges

Aug 30, 2013
Labor Secretary Tom Perez explains how he hopes to push unemployment down and economic growth up.
Posted In: skills gap, infrastructure, Labor Department