December 9, 2010 Weekly jobless rate falls
December 3, 2010 It had been expected to hold steady. But employers added fewer jobs than expected. The jobless rate has been above 9% for 19 consecutive months, a post-World War II record.
December 1, 2010 Democrats say a benefits extension is an emergency. Republicans say it needs to be paid for. Meanwhile the unemployed are suffering real hardship.
November 5, 2010 Perhaps it was just an oversight. Or maybe it was a recognition of the stimulus' unpopularity. Obama commented on the jobs-growth data before leaving on a trip to Asia which he is framing as a trip to get business and jobs for U.S. firms and workers.
October 8, 2010 September's jobless report gave Democrats little to use in their efforts to hold onto their control of Congress while giving the GOP more ammunition to use to attack the majority party's management of the economy.
Job seekers at the Helping Hands Resource Group in Hollywood, Fla., on Wednesday.
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September 3, 2010 Most economists expect the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say that the employment picture didn't get any better last month.
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August 20, 2010 Companies may not hire for some time because of tepid consumer demand. A weak recovery could continue for much longer than Americans are accustomed to as consumers repay debt and save more.
August 7, 2010 Some of recession's saddest stories belong to the "99ers" without work for nearly two years. They have run out of unemployment insurance and are getting desperate.
July 19, 2010 President Obama accused Republicans of playing politics and hypocrisy in blocking jobless aid.
December 8, 2009 We were happy to deliver some good news about jobs on the program. Damond Smart, one of the people we've been following for over a year now, lives in an Indiana community that's one of the areas most affected by unemployment. Today, he told us he ...
December 3, 2009 Now let me just say in advance I know this kind of story is catnip to racists. They'll have a lot to say about why black men just can't cut it. And you know what? There's nothing you can say to people who want to think ill of black people or women...