September 7, 2012 Republicans cast the Labor Department report showing another month of sluggish economic growth as evidence that President Obama's policies have failed. Democrats said the recovery will take more time and that the partisan impasse in Congress has hampered progress. But analysts say the latest numbers likely won't change voters' minds.
August 30, 2012 Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County helps residents earn GEDs and develop skills to make them more employable.
July 26, 2012 The decline was a surprise. Economists say the Labor Department has been having difficulty applying "seasonal adjustments" to the figures because of changes in the timing of annual shutdowns at auto plants.
July 5, 2012 That could mean the nation's jobless rate ticked down in June. The unemployment figure is due for release on Friday.
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.
May 4, 2012 More than 12 million Americans are unemployed. But that doesn't include another 10 million who are part-time workers and want a full-time job or people who want a job but aren't looking.
April 19, 2012 GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is matching President Obama's appearance in the key swing state of Ohio while intensifying his rhetoric, attacking the president's record on the economy. And for the second day in a row, Romney is using his location on the campaign trail to convey a message.
April 11, 2012 The Mitt Romney campaign claims that 92.3 percent of those who have lost jobs during the Obama administration are women. It's a claim the campaign has made in speeches, on Twitter and on the Romney website. But is it accurate? And is it fair?
April 6, 2012 Economists also expect to hear that private and public payrolls grew by about 200,000 jobs last month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is due to release the March data at 8:30 a.m. ET.
March 9, 2012 The job market is getting stronger, but it's still far from healthy, according to this morning's big employment report.
December 15, 2011 Presidential candidates have been sounding off about millionaires on food stamps, but the reality is harsher. Even in high-income zip codes, the formerly well off are having to turn to food stamps to put food on the table. That's according to two new surveys of food insecurity and income.
October 2, 2011 It's been about two weeks since most of the remaining 400 Borders bookstores closed. Communities have lost a gathering place and a resource, and almost 11,000 people lost their jobs. In the final days, some former employees opened up about the frustrations of the job.
September 2, 2011 The nation's unemployment rate remains just above 9 percent, and political observers say it's just about impossible to cast that kind a number in a positive light. That puts extra pressure on President Obama ahead of next week's jobs announcement.