Alan Shull attends a job fair in Portland, Ore., on April 24.
October 26, 2012 Mitt Romney's pledge to add 12 million jobs to the economy over four years may sound like a very big number, especially coming out of a deep recession followed by three years of lackluster job growth. But some economists say it's realistic, and even if President Obama wins re-election.
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October 10, 2012 A catalog of the U.S. workforce has some awesome-sounding jobs. And it's a good guide to changes in the economic landscape.
October 5, 2012 The news is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail.
October 4, 2012 What gender, education and age have to do with unemployment. Also: How many people are giving up?
The welcome sign at a job fair earlier this year in Washington, D.C.
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October 4, 2012 It's likely the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say the jobless rate ticked higher and that job growth was slow again in September, economists say. The presidential campaigns will surely be discussing the numbers.
At a job fair in San Diego this week, Navy Sailor E-5 Cedric Washington spoke to Sim Garriotti from Lockheed Martin while interviewing for a potential position.
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September 7, 2012 Job growth was weak — yet another sign that the sluggish economy continues to struggle to produce jobs.
The scene at a job fair in Harlem earlier this summer.
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September 6, 2012 The ADP National Employment Report has shown solid, not spectacular, job growth for two straight months. Meanwhile, another report finds a 20-month low in layoff announcements. Friday, the government issues its figures on August unemployment and jobs.
August 3, 2012 Economists say it's likely we'll hear this morning that job growth remained sluggish, which means the unemployment rate probably stayed high.
August 2, 2012 For years now, jobs in government and jobs in the private sector have been moving in opposite directions.
August 1, 2012 The ADP National Employment Report signals that the job market is at least holding steady. But will Friday's report from the Labor Department reinforce or undercut that conclusion?
Applicants wait to enter a job fair in New York City last month.
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July 10, 2012 There were 3.6 million jobs open and ready to be filled in May if the right candidates came along, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. So why aren't more people getting work? Maybe too many employers are being too picky.
The line at a job fair in New York City last month.
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July 6, 2012 Economists had been expecting slightly better job growth. The jobless rate has been above 8 percent since February 2009. The report adds to evidence that the economy is slowing again.
June 12, 2012 Wharton's Peter Cappelli says too many businesses are searching for the "perfect" candidate rather than investing in people and teaching them the skills to do their jobs.
June 1, 2012 Investors are reacting to the much-weaker-than-expected report on job growth in May.
June 1, 2012 Both numbers are disappointments. Economists had expected BLS would say the jobless rate was 8.1 percent and that payrolls expanded by at least 150,000 jobs.
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