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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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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,... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading