October 10, 2012 The former General Electric CEO joined others in raising questions about Friday's report and whether it might have been skewed to boost the president's campaign. Obama administration officials have rejected such talk. But Welch is still asking questions.
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.
August 22, 2012 The nonpartisan analysis arm of Congress has released its latest forecasts on the budget and the economy.
August 3, 2012 While job growth was the best it's been in five months, there weren't enough new positions added to payrolls to bring down unemployment. The jobless rate has been just above 8 percent each month this year.
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 21, 2012 They edged down by just 2,000 from the previous week.
June 7, 2012 There were 377,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, down 12,000 from the week before. But the number of claims for the previous week was revised up.
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.
March 22, 2012 At 348,000, the number of claims remained at the lowest level in four years. It's another sign of hope for the labor market.
February 9, 2012 At 358,000, first-time claims for unemployment insurance were the lowest they've been since March 2008. The report is the latest of several recent signs that the labor market is gaining some strength.
January 6, 2012 The unemployment rate is near a three-year low and there were 1.9 million private-sector jobs added to payrolls last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.