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Jobs data may determine Fed's next step

Jun 1, 2012
May's job data, which comes out today, could help determine whether the Federal Reserve pumps more money into the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, jobs report, Unemployment, quantitative easing

Checking in with the newly unemployed: Part 2

Jun 1, 2012
Newly unemployed, a newcomer to the search for work talks about his next steps.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs report

When unemployment runs out -- what's next?

May 31, 2012
More long-term unemployed workers turn to food stamps and other government programs.
Posted In: food stamps, Unemployment

Monthly layoffs hit eight-month high

May 31, 2012
A study this morning from job outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas found layoffs rose in May to their highest level in eight months.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, GDP

May shows dismal employment numbers

May 31, 2012
The U.S. economy added less jobs than expected in May. At the same time, the number of workers filing for unemployment benefits rose, and the number of planned layoffs in hit an eight month high.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, GDP

Why geography matters in fixing U.S. unemployment

May 31, 2012
Location, location, location. Economist Enrico Moretti says in his new book that it's more important than ever to move to areas with highly educated workers in order to find employment.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Silicon Valley

A trip to Under-earners Anonymous

May 30, 2012
There are 12-step programs for things that hold us back in life: alcohol, eating. What about not living up to our paycheck potential?
Posted In: Unemployment, job, personal finances

Housing market may finally be bottoming out

May 29, 2012
Housing prices in March were up a tiny bit from the month before, but it is the first time in seven months that the data hasn't shown a decline.
Posted In: housing market, consumer confidence, Unemployment

Low U.S. employment growth and the tech sector slows

May 25, 2012
Some point to the Facebook stock flop as sign of a slowing tech sector. Meanwhile, employment growth for unskilled workers in the U.S. remains stalled.
Posted In: recession, Unemployment, Facebook, IPO

One day at a time for the long-term unemployed

May 25, 2012
There are millions of Americans who've been out of work for more than six months. One woman shares how she stays hopeful.
Posted In: Unemployment, long-term unemployed, Jobs

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