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Obama adviser says jobs news helps color in hopeful picture

Dec 7, 2012
Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council Of Economic Advisers, shares his thoughts on what the latest jobs report says about the state of the U.S. economic recovery.
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Unemployment falls to 7.7%, 146,000 jobs added

Dec 7, 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 146,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.
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Too soon to panic over jobs numbers

Dec 7, 2012
Economists are forecasting nearly 100,000 fewer jobs were created in November than in October.
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Jobs report: 'Bumping along the bottom' or 'continued healing'

Nov 2, 2012
The economy added 171,000 jobs last month and unemployment rate in October ticked up to 7.9 percent as more people entered the workforce to look for jobs. Obama and Romney economic advisers tell us what they see in the numbers.
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Unemployment ticks up to 7.9%, 171,000 jobs added

Nov 2, 2012
The government's October jobs report is out this morning and the Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 171,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent.
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The economy keeps adding jobs -- slowly

Nov 2, 2012
The Labor Department releases its last employment report before the election today. The U.S. has added jobs for 24 consecutive months, but at a slow rate.
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Challenger: Surge in October job cuts

Nov 1, 2012
The firm Challenger Gray and Christmas says planned job cuts at U.S. firms jumped 41 percent in October -- the highest level since May.
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Gallup expects unemployment rate to decrease

Nov 1, 2012
Ahead of the government's jobs report tomorrow, Gallup is predicting a decrease in unemployment from the organization's independent polling.
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Job market improving as jobless claims drop

Oct 11, 2012
New weekly claims for unemployment fell last week to the lowest level in four and a half years. Combined with last week's employment report, the claims data provides evidence of a slowly improving job market.
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Good news, bad news: Obama and Romney advisers react to jobs report

Oct 5, 2012
September's unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent, the same place it was when President Obama took office. Presidential economic adviser Alan Krueger and Romney adviser Glenn Hubbard share their reactions to this morning's jobs report.
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