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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
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June jobs report may be lackluster

Jul 6, 2012
Many economists are expecting fewer than 100,000 new jobs created, and unemployment to hold at 8.2% for the month of June.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Labor Department
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115,000 jobs added in April, unemployment falls to 8.1%

May 4, 2012
The government released its closely-watched employment report for April. While the unemployment rate ticked down to 8.1 percent, only 115,000 new jobs were added to payrolls for the month, well below forecasts.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, Labor Department
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Jobs returning, slowly

Feb 3, 2012
January unemployment was down from 8.5 to 8.3 percent. That's good news, but there's still work ahead, says economist Randall Wray.
Posted In: Jobs, bureau of labor statistics, Labor Department, employment, Unemployment
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U.S. Labor Secretary on December jobs numbers

Jan 6, 2012
Hilda Solis, the Secretary of the Labor Department, discusses the jobs picture today, and where we still need to improve.
Posted In: Labor Department, Jobs, Unemployment
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Good news on inflation

Dec 16, 2011
Lower energy costs kept November's Consumer Price Index flat, a good sign for the U.S. economy.
Posted In: food prices, gas prices, consumer prices, Labor Department
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Home care workers may get minimum wage, overtime

Dec 15, 2011
The administration's proposal could help a growing industry retain workers. But some say high labor costs could limit care for the elderly and disabled.
Posted In: health care, labor, Labor Department
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Despite reports, odds still stacked against job seekers

Dec 13, 2011
A recent report from the Department of Labor has job listings up sharply over two years prior, but with unemployment at 8.6 percent, job openings are not plentiful.
Posted In: jobs report, Labor Department, Unemployment
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MID-DAY UPDATE: February job numbers, solar panels

Mar 4, 2011
We got big numbers today from the U.S. Labor Department. In February, U.S. payrolls increased 192,000 and the jobless rate fell to 8.9 percent --...
Posted In: construction, employees, employers, Greece, itunes, job applications, job seekers, jobless, Labor Department, mid-day update, solar, solar power
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U.S. Employment Picture at a Glance

Mar 4, 2011
U.S. employers added 192,000 workers in February and the unemployment rate declined to 8.9 percent -- the lowest level since April 2009. The illu...
Posted In: employment, Jobs, Labor Department, unemployed, Unemployment

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