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Jobs report: 'Bumping along the bottom' or 'continued healing'

Nov 2, 2012
The economy added 171,000 jobs last month and unemployment rate in October ticked up to 7.9 percent as more people entered the workforce to look for jobs. Obama and Romney economic advisers tell us what they see in the numbers.
Posted In: jobs report, Barack Obama, 2012 election, Unemployment

Unemployment ticks up to 7.9%, 171,000 jobs added

Nov 2, 2012
The government's October jobs report is out this morning and the Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 171,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent.
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The economy keeps adding jobs -- slowly

Nov 2, 2012
The Labor Department releases its last employment report before the election today. The U.S. has added jobs for 24 consecutive months, but at a slow rate.
Posted In: jobs report, adp, Unemployment

Challenger: Surge in October job cuts

Nov 1, 2012
The firm Challenger Gray and Christmas says planned job cuts at U.S. firms jumped 41 percent in October -- the highest level since May.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment, hiring

Gallup expects unemployment rate to decrease

Nov 1, 2012
Ahead of the government's jobs report tomorrow, Gallup is predicting a decrease in unemployment from the organization's independent polling.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, jobs report

For better or for worse: Jobs market remains steady

Nov 1, 2012
Initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped last week and productivity increased modestly. Does the data mean hiring is back on track?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, weekly jobless

Shorter unemployment lines encourage economists

Oct 25, 2012
Last week's initial claims for unemployment are out, and they seem to resume a positive jobs trend that had been interrupted by a couple of hiccups in recent weeks.
Posted In: Unemployment

A visual history of the U.S. workforce, 1970 to 2012

Oct 11, 2012
The number of employed Americans has nearly doubled over the past 30 years, but so has the number of people not in the workforce. Watch the U.S. employment picture change with our animated GIF.
Posted In: Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics

Is technology to blame for chronic unemployment?

Oct 10, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says a steady march of technology leaves increasingly obsolete jobs in its wake.
Posted In: Jobs, technology, Unemployment

Jobless rate below 8%, candidates vague about jobs in debate

Oct 5, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: debating jobs. The new numbers and the presidential candidates' vague answers of what policies they'd use to boost employment.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment

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