The new job numbers are out and, at first glance, there is nothing surprising here. Job growth continued to inch upward in December, with 155,000 new jobs added. Of course, with several million young people joining the labor force every year, numbers like these don't actually amount to growth. We...
There's already plenty of speculation about what Friday's jobs report is going to say, mostly because no one is quite sure what to expect: those with bullish expectations point to declining jobless claims and strong auto industry performance, while the pessimists are pointing to last week's...
Today's employment numbers offer a moment of relief from the drumbeat of bad news coming from Europe. The economy added 120,000 new jobs last month and the unemployment rate is now down to its lowest level since March 2009 (although partly that's because of discouraged workers dropping out of the...