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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?

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.
Future Jobs-O-Matic

Future Jobs 2020: The lowest-paid careers in the U.S.

by Ryan Faughnder Aug 21, 2012
Waiters, bartenders and other service industry careers top the list for lowest paid, but the work is fairly easy to get if you need it.

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Monthly jobs report: A history of revisions

by Marketplace Contributor Jul 6, 2012
On the first Friday of each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its monthly jobs report. But don't pay too much attention to the number of jobs added or lost; it will be revised and revised again.

Jobs returning, slowly

by David Brancaccio Feb 3, 2012
January unemployment was down from 8.5 to 8.3 percent. That's good news, but there's still work ahead, says economist Randall Wray.
Daily Pulse

Employment report: The Christmas bump

by Joel Patterson Jan 6, 2012
Temporary holiday hires might be padding December’s big jobs numbers.