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Economy backtracks after strong holiday season

Jan 12, 2012
This year's holiday season was slightly bigger by volume, but the week after the holidays saw a bit of a slide.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, holiday shopping

Can good unemployment numbers be bad?

Jan 11, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says they can be for President Obama.
Posted In: 2012 election, Unemployment

European job market struggles more than U.S.

Jan 6, 2012
In Europe, some countries in the north are doing well while in southern countries like Italy and Spain, unemployment is skyrocketing.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Unemployment

Unemployment falls to 8.5%, lowest in three years

Jan 6, 2012
The nation's economy added 200,000 jobs in the month of December, while the jobless rate ticked down to 8.5 percent.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

December ends 2011 employment story on good note

Jan 6, 2012
The December jobs report showed that 200,000 new jobs were created in the month, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.5, the lowest rate since February 2009.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

PODCAST: The 8.5%

Jan 6, 2012
The economy continues to add jobs, but not fast enough to make campaigning easy for President Obama. The government is about to reveal how many hours people work on average each week. Many businesses aren't happy about a move to start registering an expanded number of web suffixes next week. Alternative sentencing through special problem-solving courts is better for the job prospects and earning potential of offenders.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Job growth could stay slow through election season

Jan 6, 2012
Economy continues to add jobs, but not fast enough to make campaigning easy for President Obama.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Barack Obama, 2012 election

More professionals strike out on their own

Jan 6, 2012
Economists say today's jobless rate of 8.5 percent might have been higher if it weren't for more unemployed professionals starting their own home-based businesses.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Small Business

Help Wanted: Motivated, dedicated job counselors

Jan 6, 2012
Wilshire WorkSource is one of over 50 jobs training centers in Los Angeles County. But as they economy continues to suffer, layoffs are hitting the one place whose goal it is to help the unemployed find work.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

U.S. adds over 200,000 jobs in December

Jan 6, 2012
The Labor Department reported the U.S. economy added 200,00 jobs in December and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since 2009.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

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