May 6, 2011 It's often the case that as the economy gains strength and employment begins to go up, the jobless rate remains high or even rises a bit as more people begin to look for work and get counted as part of the labor force.
April 1, 2011 The Wall Street Journal recently reported that a group of economists predicted the jobless rate would be 7.7 percent in November 2011. The March jobless rate continued a positive trend toward that target, with 20 months left to go before Election Day.
March 4, 2011 Congress' economists have credited the stimulus for economic growth but Boehner still refused to. It was extending the Bush tax cuts that made the difference, the speaker said.
March 4, 2011 February unemployment rate