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.
October 1, 2012 Also: there was more residential construction under way in August.
September 28, 2012 Spending went up, but largely because gasoline cost more — not due to stronger demand.
September 27, 2012 There was a sharp drop in demand for durable goods last month. Meanwhile, it looks like the economy slowed more than thought in the spring. One bit of bright news: Claims for unemployment benefits declined last week.
September 26, 2012 While the pace of sales barely changed, the median price was up 11.2 percent. It's another sign of a recovering housing sector.
September 20, 2012 There were 382,000 first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, down by just 3,000 from the week before. The pace has changed little over the past year.
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.
September 6, 2012 Financial markets are watching the bank's steps closely as it tries to shore up the euro.
August 30, 2012 The numbers mean that the economic recovery continues to be sluggish.
August 23, 2012 The 372,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance were up from 368,000 the week before.
August 22, 2012 They were up 2.3 percent from June and a healthy 10 percent vs. July 2011. Prices are also on the rise.
August 22, 2012 The nonpartisan analysis arm of Congress has released its latest forecasts on the budget and the economy.
August 15, 2012 A sluggish economy has kept prices from rising. But a recent uptick in the price of gasoline and the effects of this summer's drought on food costs could put some upward pressure on inflation in coming months.
August 14, 2012 The gain could be a sign that consumers are growing more confident.