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U.S. Economy Adds 217,000 Jobs in May

U.S. Economy Adds 217,000 Jobs in May

U.S. employers maintained a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to its pre-recession level. Read More »

Payrolls Surge In April, Jobless Rate Hits 5½ Year Low

Payrolls Surge In April, Jobless Rate Hits 5½ Year Low

U.S. job growth increased at its fastest pace in more than two years in April and the unemployment rate dived to a 5-1/2 year low of 6.3 percent. Read More »

U.S. Maintains Solid Job Growth Pace as Winter Fades

U.S. Maintains Solid Job Growth Pace as Winter Fades

U.S. employers maintained a solid pace of hiring for a second straight month in March, further evidence the economy was shifting into higher gear. Read More »

Job Growth Accelerates, Weather Cuts into Hours Worked

Job Growth Accelerates, Weather Cuts into Hours Worked

U.S. job growth rose more than expected in February, which could ease fears of an abrupt slowdown in economic growth. Read More »

The Role of Job Clubs in a Job Search

The Role of Job Clubs in a Job Search

Job clubs offer accountability and a chance to share leads

There are many shapes and sizes of job clubs. Learn their many different purposes and how to start one or find an existing club in your area. Read More »

This Weak Unemployment News - Help Americans Work

This Weak Unemployment News - Help Americans Work

It's time to get people who want to work back to work

One long-term unemployed citizen reflects on a meeting he attended of CEOs and the Obama administration at the White House. Read More »

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for the second straight month, likely renewing concern that the economy may be slowing after a strong finish last year. Read More »

U.S. Economy Adds 74,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.7%

U.S. Economy Adds 74,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.7%

U.S. employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December, the fewest in three years. The disappointing gain ends 2013 on a weak note. Read More »

Outlook for Job Market? Bah, Humbug

Outlook for Job Market? Bah, Humbug

One man's opinion. And it's a strong one.

Only those who believe in Santa Claus could think the employment situation is getting better, says this career coach. Read More »

Unemployment: What Are the Big Trends?

Unemployment: What Are the Big Trends?

Unemployment rate improves as long-term unemployment persists

These are the big trends in unemployment. Read More »

Employers 203,000 Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate at 7%

Employers 203,000 Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate at 7%

A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy. Read More »

U.S. Job Market Dodges Blow From Government Shutdown

U.S. Job Market Dodges Blow From Government Shutdown

U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October as employers shrugged off a government shutdown. Read More »

U.S. Job Growth Lost Momentum Before Budget Fight Hit

U.S. Job Growth Lost Momentum Before Budget Fight Hit

U.S. employers added far fewer than expected workers in September, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy. Read More »

20 Percent Of  Poor Americans Unemployed

20 Percent Of Poor Americans Unemployed

Nearly the highest rate since the Depression.

Nearly the highest rate since the Depression. Read More »

U.S. Job Growth Misses Expectations, May Delay Fed Tapering

U.S. Job Growth Misses Expectations, May Delay Fed Tapering

U.S. job growth was less than expected in August and the unemployment rate dropped to a 4½ year low as workers gave up the search for work, which could delay the Federal Reserve scaling back its massive monetary stimulus later this month. Read More »

U.S. Hiring Slows In July But Jobless Rate Falls To 4-Year Low

U.S. Hiring Slows In July But Jobless Rate Falls To 4-Year Low

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers slowed their pace of hiring in July but the jobless rate fell anyway, mixed signals that could make the U.S. Federal Reserve more cautious about drawing down its huge economic stimulus program. The number of jobs outside the farming sector increased by 162,000, the... Read More »

Jobless Rate Rises To 7.6%, With More Workers Entering Labor Force

Jobless Rate Rises To 7.6%, With More Workers Entering Labor Force

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in May, a sign that the economy was growing modestly but not strong enough to convince the Federal Reserve to scale back the amount of cash it is pumping into the banking system. The United States added 175,000 jobs last month, just above the median... Read More »

Hiring Up, Jobless Rate Falls To 7.5%

Hiring Up, Jobless Rate Falls To 7.5%

.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than first thought. The gains trimmed the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent. Read More »

Employers Add Far Fewer Jobs In April Than Forecast

Employers Add Far Fewer Jobs In April Than Forecast

Private-sector hiring slowed again in April as companies added the fewest employees in seven months, the latest sign the economy is encountering a soft patch Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Recovery Advances

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Recovery Advances

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, offering reassurance that the bottom is not falling out of the labor market despite signs of slower growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the Labor... Read More »

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