Planned job cuts at 13-month low

Jul 5, 2012
Ahead of tomorrow's June jobs report, data today shows the number of planned job cuts at U.S. companies has dropped to the lowest level in 13 months.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment, layoffs, recession

To a daughter who made her mom proud

Jun 28, 2012
A proud mom nominates her daughter, who weathered a year of unemployment, for this week’s Piggy Award.
Posted In: Unemployment, frugality

Can more job training create more jobs?

Jun 27, 2012
Re-training the unemployed might just give some job seekers an edge over others.
Posted In: Unemployment, job training

This economic recovery will be a jobless one

Jun 21, 2012
Marketplace's Chris Farrell argues that this recovery is more similar to the jobless recoveries of the 1990s and 2000s than of the 1980s and 1970s, and he talks about what to expect going forward.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobless, recovery

Letter: A photo is worth a thousand words

Jun 12, 2012
Jacques from New Jersey sent in this photograph, and talks to us about how the recession has impacted him personally.
Posted In: Unemployment, letters

Americans aren't paying attention to jobs reports

Jun 7, 2012
Taking a look at Gallup's latest data on whether people pay attention to the government's unemployment reports, and whether they feel the economic recovery is on the right track.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

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

May's jobs numbers disappoint

Jun 1, 2012
The government recorded just 69,000 additional jobs in May. A separate survey of households showed unemployment at 8.2 percent, a slight increase from April.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Jobs report shows Spring slow down

Jun 1, 2012
The U.S. added 69,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate in the U.S. climbed to 8.2 percent, from 8.1 percent in April. At the same time, the number of jobs created in March and April has been revised down.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

White House responds to jobs numbers

Jun 1, 2012
The American workforce feels it, but now its official: the economy created a meager number of jobs in May. Alan Krueger, chair of the President's council of economic advisors joined us live for the White House's reaction.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment