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Americans, employment and the 'Optimism Gap'

Apr 19, 2012
In just a little while, we'll hear the latest on how many people were forced to sign up for unemployment benefits. But how's the job market doing if you actually ask people?
Posted In: Gallup, Jobs, Unemployment

How working at home factors into the economy

Apr 12, 2012
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits jumped last week by 13,000 to 380,000. But what about all those Americans working at home?
Posted In: women, labor, Unemployment

When people leaving their jobs is a good thing

Apr 12, 2012
The number of people signing up for unemployment benefits rose by 13,000 over the last week -- a surprise and not a good one. But more people voluntarily leaving their jobs can also be a good sign for the economy.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

March jobs report disappointing, but not a disaster

Apr 9, 2012
After news that Sony is cutting 6 percent of its workforce and that the U.S. economy only added 120,000 jobs last month, the future doesn't look bright -- but a bigger picture shows it's all just part of a slow recovery.
Posted In: Unemployment

Baby Boomers choosing to retire earlier

Apr 9, 2012
There was one tiny bright spot to March's unemployment report: 164,000 fewer people were looking for work. One particular demographic that has dropped out of the search -- Baby Boomers who are choosing to retire prematurely.
Posted In: Unemployment, baby boomers, Retirement

Federal job retraining programs are running out of money

Apr 9, 2012
The economy's doing better, but unemployment is still at over 8 percent. Lots of jobless workers have turned to federally-funded retraining programs, but as New York Times reporter Motoko Rich reports, funding is running dry.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, employee training

White House's Alan Krueger on March jobs numbers

Apr 6, 2012
The head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers talks about the Labor Department's latest employment report, which showed that only 120,000 jobs were created in March.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

March job growth sluggish

Apr 6, 2012
Employers hired many fewer workers in March than in previous months, but the unemployment rate fell for the first time since January.
Posted In: Jobs, quantitative easing, Unemployment

Youth unemployment in Europe at dangerous levels

Apr 6, 2012
While the U.S. continues to see optimistic job gains, the situation in Europe is not looking so hopeful. The worst affected group by far are the young.
Posted In: youth, Unemployment

120,000 jobs added in March

Apr 6, 2012
The Labor Department reports the U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs last month. That was roughly half of what economists had expected, and a significant slowdown compared to the last few months.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

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