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The sequester vs. the jobs recovery

Mar 8, 2013
The Labor Department's jobs report for February is expected to be decent: Signs are that the labor market continues to improve. Aren't the sequester's budget cuts going to have any effect?
Posted In: Jobs, sequester, Unemployment

Unemployment claims drop to five-year low

Mar 7, 2013
The Dow is still in record territory in early trading this morning. The surge comes on the heels of strong jobs data from the Labor Department, which show applications for unemployment benefits have fallen to a five-year low.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Unemployment, italy

Waiting for the other shoe to drop: Shoemakers

Mar 3, 2013
The shoe making industry has changed, but for one young craftsman, the old ways are still best.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Atlanta works to recover from housing bust

Feb 14, 2013
Atlanta's unemployment rate still tops the national percentage, but city residents hope the worst is finally behind them.
Posted In: Atlanta, Unemployment, Economy, housing crisis

After a year of unemployment -- finally, a job

Feb 5, 2013
For one of the long-term unemployed, a very happy ending.
Posted In: long-term unemployed, Unemployment

View from a small business in a recovering economy

Feb 5, 2013
Boise burger-and-Idaho-fries entrepreneur expands his business as joblessness contracts.
Posted In: Unemployment, Entrepreneurship, Boise, idaho

How Boise beat the national unemployment rate

Feb 1, 2013
Boise, Idaho, has a diverse economy -- potatoes, chips (the high-tech kind) and wine.
Posted In: Unemployment, Boise, idaho

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

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