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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

Unemployment falls to 7.5%, 165,000 jobs added

May 3, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting the economy added 165,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, beating analyst expectations.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Why the Fed wants you to quit your job

May 2, 2013
The rate at which Americans are quitting their jobs is rising. That can be a good sign for the economic and labor market outlook.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

It's crowded at the top: Freakonomics Radio

May 1, 2013
The hidden side the unemployment numbers? Folks with advanced degrees are climbing down the ladder.
Posted In: Education, Unemployment, Jobs

Why have so many people given up looking for work?

Apr 5, 2013
The jobs numbers are out and the work force is shrinking again. Why are people quitting their searches and what do they do once they've stopped? We hear from a discouraged worker.
Posted In: Unemployment, discouraged workers, Jobs

The sequester's ripple effects on jobs in March

Apr 5, 2013
The March jobs report disappoints, with only 88,000 jobs added. Analysts point to the sequester as a reason for the drop after a strong February.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Unemployment

Unemployment falls to 7.6%, 88,000 jobs added

Apr 5, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 88,000 jobs last month, below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Larry Summers: Economic downturn will leave 'permanent scar'

Apr 5, 2013
Larry Summers discusses the state of the economic recovery, why the stock market is booming, and what's ahead in the coming months.
Posted In: Larry Summers, Economy, Unemployment

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