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Early numbers for February show action in job market

Mar 8, 2012
Today, we learned from the job placement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas about the number of planned layoffs at American companies in February.
Posted In: Jobs, jobless, Unemployment, layoffs

Jobs market holds firm, McDonald's continues to grow

Mar 8, 2012
The American economy seems to be moving along at a healthy clip, from jobs to hamburgers.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, McDonald's, Greece

Should the government play a role in job creation?

Mar 8, 2012
According to the latest Gallup poll, most Americans say yes.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Gas prices drop slightly, but could still rise

Mar 6, 2012
The national average for a gallon of gasoline dipped today after about a month of steady increases. At the same time, tension with Iran could push those back up.
Posted In: gas, Oil, Unemployment

The accordion family: When kids move home

Feb 24, 2012
The number of adults who are moving back in with their parents is on the rise. Author Katherine Newman discusses how families are affected when the kids move back in.
Posted In: life, home, moving, adult, Jobs, Unemployment

Unemployment down -- but so are wages

Feb 23, 2012
The dip in unemployment and job claims indicate optimism -- but wages fell sharply for the majority of American workers last year in a way that they haven't since 2007.
Posted In: Unemployment, wages, economic indicators

Congress extends unemployment benefits

Feb 15, 2012
But commentator Betsey Stevenson says they're only just masking the need to reform how we help the unemployed.
Posted In: Unemployment, unemployment benefits, jobless benefits

Payroll tax cut extension deal could come soon

Feb 14, 2012
After much disagreement, it looks as though House Republicans and Democrats might soon agree to extend the payroll tax cuts, which put a little extra money into our wallets each month.
Posted In: Washington D.C., Unemployment, politics, payroll tax

General Electric adding jobs for military veterans

Feb 13, 2012
General Electric plans to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years. But vets are still challenged to find jobs in today's workforce.
Posted In: Unemployment, military

Getting vets working again

Feb 13, 2012
With employment at 13 percent for U.S. veterans, big companies are starting initiatives to get them back to work in civilian life.
Posted In: veterans, military, Jobs, Unemployment

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