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Why you should care about the government's economic data

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 25, 2017
Private companies, investors, workers and consumers depend on government economic data for a wide array of financial decisions.
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Labor Department releases revised Q3 productivity

by Kimberly Adams Dec 2, 2015
The numbers can help predict other aspects of economic growth.

Veteran unemployment improving, but unequally

by Kimberly Adams Nov 11, 2015
Veterans have lower unemployment than civilians, but it's harder for young vets.
Final Note

Take the jobs report with a grain of salt

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 7, 2014
And maybe some pepper too. We don't actually know how many jobs there are.

Good news and bad news on jobs

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Nov 7, 2014
The economy added 214,000 new jobs last month, but that's not the full picture.

The labor force participation rate is at a low point (updated)

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 7, 2014
While the unemployment rate has improved, other statistics tell a different story.

Why don't we count all the unemployed?

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jul 1, 2014
What does it mean to be "actively" looking for work?

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Unemployment dips to 7.2 percent; 148,000 jobs added

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 22, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 148,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent.

Many job openings, fewer hires

by David Weinberg 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?

A visual history of the U.S. workforce, 1970 to 2012

by Marketplace Contributor Oct 11, 2012
The number of employed Americans has nearly doubled over the past 30 years, but so has the number of people not in the workforce. Watch the U.S. employment picture change with our animated GIF.