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Unemployment ticks up to 7.6%, 175,000 jobs added

Jun 7, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 175,000 jobs last month, edging out analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Consumers are upbeat even as job creation lags

Jun 7, 2013
Economists see an improvement in consumer confidence, partly driven by the stock market and rising home prices.
Posted In: Jobs, consumer confidence, jobs report, Unemployment

Layoffs are down, but will hiring be up?

Jun 6, 2013
Overall layoffs have decreased since last year, but some industries in particular are cutting back.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, layoffs, Unemployment

EU unemployment hits 12.2%, 'Blockupy' activists protest ECB

May 31, 2013
European unemployment hit a new record high in April. 12.2 percent, or about 20 million people, across the 17 countries that use the euro are out of work.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Unemployment, Eurozone, ECB

Mighty Germany gets a wake up call about unemployment

May 29, 2013
The number of unemployed Germans rose more than four times what analysts had expected in May. Still Europe's largest economy held onto its jobless rate of 6.9 percent -- lower than the majority of euro zone countries.
Posted In: Germany, Unemployment, Europe debt crisis

Jobs for youth today spares economic burden tomorrow

May 27, 2013
Could the government solve the youth unemployment problem?
Posted In: college graduate, Jobs, Unemployment, unemployed

What unemployment rate should we be aiming for?

May 9, 2013
Is there such a thing as an unemployment rate that is too low?
Posted In: Unemployment, Federal Reserve, Jobs

Many job openings, fewer hires

May 7, 2013
New numbers on job openings in the U.S. are out. And there's a bit of a mystery: Why are there so many job openings and so few hires?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics

Positivity in the April jobs report?

May 3, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 165,000 jobs last month, beating analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest since December of 2008.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment

Would raising wages lead to more or fewer jobs?

May 3, 2013
Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, employment, Unemployment, wages

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