Payroll tax cut could expire on Jan. 1

Dec 21, 2011
No deal in Congress would mean that the payroll tax would rise by 2 percent, and unemployment benefits would be drastically cut.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics, Unemployment

With no payroll tax deal, unemployment benefits also at risk

Dec 21, 2011
If Congress fails to extend a payroll tax cut, federal jobless benefits will stop too.
Posted In: payroll tax, Unemployment

Weekly jobless numbers hit three year low

Dec 15, 2011
The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims this week has fallen to the lowest point since May of 2008 -- and it isn't just holiday retail hiring causing the shift.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Washington D.C.

Mixed messages from the U.S. economy

Dec 15, 2011
Weekly jobless numbers out this week show positive signs for the country's economy recovery, but mortage lending rates tell a different story.
Posted In: Unemployment

Despite reports, odds still stacked against job seekers

Dec 13, 2011
A recent report from the Department of Labor has job listings up sharply over two years prior, but with unemployment at 8.6 percent, job openings are not plentiful.
Posted In: jobs report, Labor Department, Unemployment

Unemployment rate falls in metro areas

Dec 7, 2011
The unemployment rate in a number of cities fell in November, most notably in the Rust Belt.
Posted In: Unemployment, Rust Belt, midwest, cities

Chris Low: November numbers 'nothing I've seen before'

Dec 2, 2011
Job numbers out for November show that 275,000 people say they found jobs, but at the same time 315,000 people became so frustrated that they stopped looking for jobs.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

PODCAST: The 8.6%

Dec 2, 2011
The big monthly jobs numbers come out today. Dan Gorenstein finishes his two part series on unemployment, speaking with employment officials about what citizens can do. As the European debt crisis continues, it could start affecting U.S. exports. The Green Bay Packers are publicly owned, but those shares are really more about sentiment than actual value. And new car share programs in Germany are aimed at younger drivers.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

White House economist Alan Krueger on latest jobs report

Dec 2, 2011
America's unemployment rate for the month of November fell to 8.6 percent. We have reaction from a leading White House economist.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, white house

November unemployment: Why the big drop?

Dec 2, 2011
The new jobs-added numbers were good, but they don't explain the big drop in the unemployment rate.
Posted In: Unemployment