jobs report

It's hard to say exactly why the labor market grew at such a tepid pace last month, adding just 88,000 jobs - not nearly enough to make a dent in the millions of unemployed or even keep up with population growth. Overall, though, it seems clear that consumers are still tapped out, with their...
04/05/2013
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Today's jobs report shows that the economy continues to slowly improve. After getting run down by a truck driven by Wall Street bankers in 2008, the economy has — over the past four years — emerged from intensive care, left the critical condition list, and is slogging steadily forward...
12/07/2012
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Critics of government say that the public sector is bigger now than it's ever been before and, in fact, swells larger in a nearly automatic fashion. This is nonsense. Government spending as a share of GDP hasn't greatly changed in recent decades and the spike in outlays over the past few years is...
08/06/2012
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The May employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics offer the third month of disappointing news for labor markets after a perceived mid-winter rally. At an unemployment rate of 8.2 percent, the economy is not much better off now than when the year began. In the months since January,...
06/01/2012
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The nation’s employers added no new jobs in August, according to the Labor Department, adding pressure on President Obama to deliver a far-reaching speech next Thursday on a strategy to deal with persistent joblessness. However, all of the preliminary indicators, including White House...
09/02/2011
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