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.
July 14, 2011 retail and food service sales were up in June, according to the Commerce Department. Seasonally adjusted sales were up 0.1 percent. And the number of new unemployment claims fell last week.
July 8, 2011 Economists are expecting the Bureau of Labor Statistics to say that only about 90,000 jobs were added last month, and that the jobless rate stayed at 9.1 percent.
June 3, 2011 The news is weaker than had been expected.
April 19, 2011 The largest gains were in North Dakota, Vermont, Alaska and Texas. The largest losses were in Kansas, New Jersey and New Mexico.
April 1, 2011 They say it takes money to make money — but does it take a job to land a job? Some companies think so, leading New Jersey to enact a new law that forbids employers from requiring that all new job applicants be currently employed.
April 1, 2011 Private payrolls grew by 230,000.
January 7, 2011 December's jobless report showed how difficult a re-election climate Obama will face. Ben Bernanke reminded senators Friday that the nation lost nearly 8-1/2 million jobs in 2008-2009. But its only gained 1.3 million jobs in 2010.