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

Unemployment workers face layoffs

Aug 7, 2012
As more people find work where there are jobs to be found, fewer workers are needed in state unemployment offices.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, layoffs, unemployed

Obama adviser Alan Krueger on July's jobs report

Aug 3, 2012
Alan Krueger, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses what President Obama can do to create more jobs.
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Unemployment ticks up to 8.3%, with 163,000 jobs added

Aug 3, 2012
The July jobs report from the Labor Department is out. Last month, unemployment rose from 8.2 to 8.3 percent, while 163,000 jobs were added -- the most in five months.
Posted In: Unemployment, Labor Department, Jobs

How Europe watches American unemployment

Aug 3, 2012
Today the world is watching us here in the U.S. The Labor Department is about to tell us how many jobs were created in the U.S. last month and what the new unemployment rate is. It's seen as a key indicator for the health of the U.S. economy, which is still the largest in the world.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Awaiting the July jobs report

Aug 3, 2012
In just a couple hours we'll get the most important economic numbers of the month. The Labor Department will tell us how many jobs were created in the U.S. in July, and what the new unemployment rate is.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Small business creating few jobs

Jul 20, 2012
Small businesses find it harder to get credit, so they create fewer jobs.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Small Business

Finding new work difficult for older workers

Jul 13, 2012
Finding a new job in this economy is hard for everyone, particularly for those above 55. It takes more effort, sacrifice and a little bit of creativity.
Posted In: employment, Unemployment, Jobs, seniors, older workers