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U.S. creates 157,000 jobs in January

Feb 1, 2013
In its jobs report for the month of January, the Labor Department made major revisions to its numbers for the months of November and December, revealing even stronger job growth at the end of the year than previously thought.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Mixed jobs numbers mean slow, but steady, growth

Feb 1, 2013
A report out today revealed that 157,000 jobs were created in January, but the unemployment rate actually rose to 7.9 percent. Take the average of the two, and it looks like more of the same: slow, but steady, growth.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Will jobs numbers follow GDP to show slower economy?

Feb 1, 2013
January unemployment numbers will help economists figure out which direction the economy is headed.
Posted In: Unemployment, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Economy

January layoffs down 24 percent from 2011

Jan 31, 2013
According to a new report, January layoffs were up 24 percent from December but down 24 percent from the previous year, which could indicate relatively low unemployment rates for the month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled to release the latest unemployment numbers on Friday.
Posted In: Unemployment, Economy, Jobs

Ringing in the New Year: So where are the jobs?

Jan 4, 2013
The U.S. economy adds 155,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate remains steady at 7.8 percent.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment

Obama adviser: Jobs report shows continued progress

Jan 4, 2013
Alan Krueger, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, weighs in on the government's December jobs report
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment, wages

Unemployment ticks up to 7.8 percent, 155,000 jobs added

Jan 4, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that unemployment has stayed steady at 7.8 percent, and the economy added 155,000 jobs last month.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

What it will take to get a 6.5% unemployment rate

Dec 14, 2012
The Federal Reserve says it will keep interest rates near zero until the unemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent. But what will it take to get there?
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Federal Reserve, Unemployment, fiscal cliff

Fed announces new plan for ailing economy

Dec 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve has spelled out what it’s going to do to try to juice up the economy. Yesterday, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced a new strategy that ties the Fed’s actions to unemployment and inflation rates.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Unemployment

Obama adviser says jobs news helps color in hopeful picture

Dec 7, 2012
Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council Of Economic Advisers, shares his thoughts on what the latest jobs report says about the state of the U.S. economic recovery.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs report

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