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Despite Spanish downturn, many immigrants stay

Nov 5, 2012
A lack of jobs has not convinced many immigrants who came to Spain during better times to leave.
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The 8-percent rule: Can Obama win with high unemployment?

Nov 5, 2012
Since World War II, incumbent presidents have been defeated in election years when the unemployment rate is above 7.5 percent. What does that mean for President Obama and October's 7.9 percent unemployment rate?
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

New jobs report offers a last word on economy before election

Nov 2, 2012
Depending on political spins and eventual revisions, the final Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report before the presidential election, could be good or bad for whoever wins.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

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.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

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.
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