The people behind September's job numbers

Oct 5, 2012
Newly hired, unemployed and looking, discouraged and out of work: Meet five Los Angeles area residents who put faces on the September employment picture.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, hiring

7.8% unemployment rate is lowest since 2009

Oct 5, 2012
U.S. employers added 114,000 jobs in September, according to the Labor Department's latest report. Economists say that it's a slightly positive indicator -- but not a particularly strong one. Many say that even more jobs needed to be created to keep the economy growing. The drop in the unemployment rate may reflect revisions to data out during the summer that may be stronger than originally thought.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

How home sales and job growth are related

Sep 26, 2012
We’re getting another pulse check on housing later this morning. The numbers on new home sales for August come out today, and they’re expected to be pretty good. How does an uptick in housing affect the job market? Turns out, they are pretty closely linked.
Posted In: home prices, Unemployment

Weekly jobless claims fall slightly last week

Sep 20, 2012
Last week claims for unemployment were down, but just a bit, by about 3,000.
Posted In: Unemployment, weekly jobless

Long-term unemployed face changing workplace

Sep 12, 2012
Being out of work for a long time is tough. Going back to work after a long absence can be almost as challenging to catch up in today's fast-changing work environment.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Obama adviser Alan Krueger on the August jobs report

Sep 7, 2012
The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers talks about the president's plans for the future.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

U.S. adds 96,000 jobs in August, unemployment drops to 8.1%

Sep 7, 2012
The August jobs numbers come below expectations, though the unemployment rate drops to 8.1 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Weekly unemployment applications tick up slightly

Aug 23, 2012
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to 372,000. That's 4,000 more than the previous week.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Job openings at highest level in four years

Aug 8, 2012
Job openings jumped to a four-year high in June: 3.7 million. Seems strange, considering we learned less than a week ago that the country has an 8.3 percent unemployment rate right now.
Posted In: Jobs, Labor Department, Unemployment