The good news? The economy added 1.4 million jobs in August. The bad news? The economy only added 1.4 million jobs in August.

Sep 4, 2020
The economy's clawing its way back from historic job losses in the spring, but it's only halfway back to pre-pandemic levels.
A barista making coffee at an Oklahoma cafe. While 1.4 million new jobs were added in August, employment gains are slowing.
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Rising home prices linked to slowing job growth in some cities

Jan 23, 2020
Research suggests a decline in housing affordability can significantly reduce job growth.
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Will job growth hold up in 2020?

Jan 9, 2020
The December jobs report from the Labor Department will cap off a year of decent job growth coupled with declining unemployment.
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U.S. employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December

Jan 4, 2019
Job growth at this pace is a sign that the economy will continue to expand for a 10th straight year.
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Here's the problem with low, low unemployment

Sep 13, 2018
Unemployment in the United States currently stands at the low, low 3.9 percent. What’s not to like? A new paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston argues that, historically, a low unemployment rate can signal trouble for the economy. It seems there is some danger in too much employment. Click the audio player above […]
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What happened to the retail apocalypse?

Aug 28, 2018
About a year ago, we were doing a lot of stories about a retail apocalypse — online shopping leading to the destruction of department stores, malls, anything built out of bricks and mortar. Fast forward to this year and things couldn’t be more different. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen strong quarterly results from everyone […]
A shopper carries away his purchases from a Target store on Aug. 22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Target today reported a 6.4 percent jump in store traffic for the quarter, the biggest increase in at least a decade. The retailer also reported a 41 percent increase in online sales for the quarter. 
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In the red vs. blue political struggle, which areas are seeing more job growth?

Many voters backed President Donald Trump on the promise of new job growth in their respective parts of the country. But a report from the Associated Press shows that hasn't been the case – instead, it's the places who backed Clinton in 2016 that are reaping the benefits of rising employment.
Nick Dindash, 78, who supports Donald Trump, poses for a portrait at his home back on Aug. 13, 2016 in Windber, Pennsylvania. The small Western Pennsylvania town of just over 4,000 residents was founded as a company town for nearby coal mines, most of which have closed.
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Here’s why U.S. small businesses don’t export more

May 21, 2018
The Commerce Department kicks off World Trade Week on Monday. It’s honoring 43 U.S. exporters. Thirty-three of them are small- or mid-sized businesses. But as it turns out, small businesses could be exporting more. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Moderate job growth in March: aberration, or sign of the future?

Apr 6, 2018
The March jobs report shows there were 103,000 jobs added in the month, though many economists expected something closer to an additional 175,000. And that very well may be because March was a tough month weather-wise, slowing down things like construction in parts of the country. But could we also be seeing something else going […]

Under Trump administration so far, monthly job creation has continued

Dec 8, 2017
Job growth this year has been "impressive," one economist says.
President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Wednesday.
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