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June Jobs Report: Amidst Gloom, Some Good News For Job Seekers

June Jobs Report: Amidst Gloom, Some Good News For Job Seekers

For desperate job seekers, June's employment report from the Labor Department contained little -- if any -- good news. The U.S. economy added far fewer jobs than analysts expected, just 80,000, compared to the 90,000 forecast, and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent, or 12.7 million people. Read More »

U.S. Jobs Data Confirm Worst Fears: Employers Not Hiring Much

U.S. Jobs Data Confirm Worst Fears: Employers Not Hiring Much

If you're thinking the labor market feels lousy, just released data from the federal government will bolster your suspicions. The Labor Department said Friday that data from the nation's employers showed that they added only 69,000 jobs in May, far fewer than the 150,000 that analysts had expected, while a... Read More »

April Jobs Report: Hiring Slows Again, Unemployment Falls A Bit

April Jobs Report: Hiring Slows Again, Unemployment Falls A Bit

Many Americans -- especially those in the job market -- have been whipsawed in recent weeks in trying to determine just in which direction the economy is heading. Today's employment report did little to ease that back and forth, with the Labor Department reporting that the nation's employers added just 115,000... Read More »

117,000 Jobs Added In July Ease Fears Of Recession

117,000 Jobs Added In July Ease Fears Of Recession

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hiring picked up slightly in July, and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.1 percent. The modest improvement could ease fears of another recession, but it wasn't enough to prevent another wild day of trading on Wall Street. Employers added 117,000 jobs last month,... Read More »

February's Job Report Could Be Skewed By Record Snowfall

February's Job Report Could Be Skewed By Record Snowfall

Each month there is a job report released by the government which reflects vital information about our nation's economy-how well the government is doing at creating jobs. February's report, set to be released today, is not expected to be positive, but rather bleak, and snowed with skewed data due to the record... Read More »

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