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Labor Department reports January job numbers

Feb 3, 2012
The unemployment rate dropped in January, and December and November jobs were revised upward.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Alan Krueger on the January jobs numbers

Feb 3, 2012
The Labor Department reported the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent. The White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Alan Krueger on what that means for the future of the American workforce.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, white house

PODCAST: Tiger bread and chicken wings

Feb 3, 2012
Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.
Posted In: Super Bowl, Unemployment, Jobs

Jobs report brings rare good economic news

Feb 3, 2012
There was some good news from Washington for a change. For the second month in row, U.S. job creation rose, leading some to believe the economy might finally be showing signs of a sustained recovery. But there were some skeptics.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Attitude Check: Obama's plan to grow jobs in 2012

Feb 2, 2012
Gallup data shows the employment picture is improving slightly, and that many Americans support President Obama's plan to create tax breaks that bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
Posted In: tax breaks, Unemployment

Challenger: Planned layoffs reach four month high

Feb 2, 2012
According to early numbers out ahead of official unemployment figures from the government out tomorrow, planned layoffs went up in January -- but that is actually fairly typical.
Posted In: layoffs, Unemployment

Egypt's youth await jobs revolution

Jan 27, 2012
A year after Egypt's revolution toppled the old political elite, many young people complain there's democracy but still no work.
Posted In: Unemployment, Egypt, Arab Spring

Nebraska and Nevada, ahead of the election

Jan 27, 2012
Marketplace reporters Sarah Gardner and David Gura discuss their recent reporting trips to Nevada and Nebraska as they take the pulse of the nation ahead of the presidential election.
Posted In: elections, Economy, votes, Jobs, Unemployment

Weekly unemployment lowest in nearly four years

Jan 19, 2012
After last week's relatively high weekly jobless claim numbers, they are back down this week -- to the lowest level in almost four years.
Posted In: weekly jobless, Unemployment

Life in the slow lane

Jan 19, 2012
The number of people signing up for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest in more than 3 1/2 years today, but is it falling fast enough?
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

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