November 2, 2012 There were about 50,000 more jobs added to payrolls than economists expected. Also: September's growth was revised upward. This is the last major economic report before Election Day and is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail.
November 1, 2012 Claims for jobless benefits dipped and one measure showed a gain last month in private jobs. But employers also announced more layoffs. The picture may get clearer on Friday, when October's unemployment rate will be reported.
October 5, 2012 The news is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 1, 2012 Economists expect to hear that a modest 150,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month and that the jobless rate stayed at 8.1 percent. They say employers just aren't adding jobs fast enough to bring unemployment down quickly.
May 31, 2012 A recession and its lingering effects have made it even harder for teens to find summer employment. But the drop off in teen summer hiring predates the recession.
May 4, 2012 Job growth was weak, but the jobless rate edged down from 8.2 percent in March.
March 9, 2012 Also, there were 227,000 net jobs added to private and public payrolls last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.