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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

Who wants a part-time job?

Jul 5, 2013
There may be more jobs out there, but many people are looking for full-time work, when all there is, is part-time.
Posted In: Unemployment, Labor Department, Jobs, part-time jobs

The part-time clouds in a jobs report of blue skies

Jul 5, 2013
Part-time workers dampen the otherwise good numbers in the Labor Department's monthly jobs snapshot.
Posted In: Jobs, unemployed, Labor Department

Job openings at highest level in four years

Aug 8, 2012
Job openings jumped to a four-year high in June: 3.7 million. Seems strange, considering we learned less than a week ago that the country has an 8.3 percent unemployment rate right now.
Posted In: Jobs, Labor Department, Unemployment

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