More than 20 million jobs vanished in April, new ADP report says

May 6, 2020
ADP says its payroll data for April shows the worst job loss numbers ever.
The leisure and hospitality sector, including restaurants and hotels, was down by 8.6 million people.
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Weekly unemployment claims start to give a snapshot of COVID-19 layoffs

Mar 19, 2020
Many companies are laying off workers. Weekly jobless claims will tell us how many people are now filing for state unemployment benefits.
For the week of March 14, there were 281,000 new claims, the highest level for initial claims since Sept. 2, 2017.
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Why don't we count all the unemployed?

Jul 1, 2014
What does it mean to be "actively" looking for work?

SAC Capital founder plummets to No. 59 on rich list

Nov 4, 2013
Steven A. Cohen drops from No. 45 on the richest Americans list.

GDP revised up to 2.7%, investment revised down

Nov 29, 2012
Though the latest GDP numbers are up and jobless claims are down, the economic details tell a gloomier story.

Recovering from job loss

Aug 23, 2012
Author DW Gibson on what he learned traveling across the country talking with the unemployed for his new book, "Not Working," and one of the book's subjects, Bridgette Lacy, discusses what it's like to be jobless.
Employment pamphlets. Author DW Gibson on what he learned traveling across the country talking with the unemployed for his new book, "Not Working," and one of the book's subjects, Bridgette Lacy, discusses what it's like to be jobless.
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This economic recovery will be a jobless one

Jun 21, 2012
Marketplace's Chris Farrell argues that this recovery is more similar to the jobless recoveries of the 1990s and 2000s than of the 1980s and 1970s, and he talks about what to expect going forward.

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Jobless unsurprised by today's bad report

Jun 1, 2012
People at an unemployment office say they're experiencing jobless numbers firsthand.

Homeless, jobless flock to libraries

Mar 21, 2012
City libraries are trying to revamp to help homeless patrons, even as their budgets are slashed.

Early numbers for February show action in job market

Mar 8, 2012
Today, we learned from the job placement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas about the number of planned layoffs at American companies in February.