january jobs report
The unemployment rate fell just slightly.
In economics, the past is never dead -- it's always subject to revision.
How can bad news on Main Street (only 113,000 jobs were created in January, on top of a meager 74,000 in December) cause good news on Wall Street?
The nation's payrolls grew by 113,000 last month, once again dashing analysts' expectations for a stronger month of job growth and reinforcing the possibility of yet another slowdown in job creation.
The U.S. economy added 74,000 jobs in December, as the unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Even the college graduates and millennials who are able to find jobs aren't entirely out of the woods. A 2009 Yale University
"While the government's fiscal policy was adding to growth back in 2009 and 2010, at this point it's subtracting from growth
We are in the most anemic recovery in modern history, yet our political leaders in Washington aren't doing squat about it. In fact, apart from the Fed, the government is heading in exactly the wrong direction: raising taxes on the middle class and cutting spending.
Payrolls were up by 157,000 and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent in January, according to today's release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs last month, as the unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent, the Labor Department
This week we narrowly avoided the fiscal cliff. But while the president might have won that battle, the most important war -- the war against joblessness -- continues to drag on while pushed to the sidelines of our national conversation. Friday brought yet another middling jobs report, with the economy adding only 155,000 jobs. Yet when the president was asked on Meet the Press what his priorities were for his second term, after leading with immigration, he talked about "stabilizing the economy" mostly in terms of deficit reduction and "fiscal stability," and then "the huge opportunity around energy." So what happened to the "pivot" to jobs that we heard so much about during the campaign? Apparently that did fall off the cliff. At the current rate, unemployment won't be back to where it was before the recession for at least another seven years. It's a sign of how far off the rails we've gone that this is now seen as good news.
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Government intervention has created millions of jobs. But those interventions were too small, so we're still years away from fixing the problem. It's time for Democrats and their allies to stop partying like it's 2019.
She scored her new job after going through training at the Bookkeeping Center in Manhattan, a nonprofit organization that
Well, how about that? A hefty upside surprise from the jobs report. Employers added 243,000 jobs last month with gains across most industries. And the unemployment rate ticked down from 8.5% to 8.3%, the lowest it has been since Feb 2009.
Some economists have even higher estimates of how many workers who want jobs are not being counted. For example, if the three