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Articles About jobs recovery
September 05, 2014
Jobs Friday Brings Bad News, But the Labor Market Will Be Ok
Sometimes economists grossly overestimate. Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor took analysts by surprise.
September 04, 2014
Here’s Where the Labor Market is Heading
The labor market appears to progressing back to health steadily. But appearances aren't everything.
August 28, 2014
If the Jobs Recovery Is ‘Real,’ Why Are Economic Fears Lingering?
Despite news that GDP grew a better-than-expected 4.2 percent in the second quarter and emerging unemployment remains low, the story of growth is complex.
August 14, 2014
Jobless Claims: Despite Increase, Labor Market Is ‘Having Lift-Off’
Last week's modest uptick in jobless claims is not surprising, nor alarming.
July 25, 2014
Labor Market Flashback: How Did Jobless Claims Drop to 2006 Levels?
Last week, the number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits declined by 19,000 to 284,000, the fewest since February 2006.
July 03, 2014
Here’s Why the Labor Market’s Baby Steps Made Investors Cheer
In many ways, the Department of Labor’s June Employment Situation Report was proof that the underlying trends in the U.S. labor market are strengthening.
July 02, 2014
Here’s Why June Was a ‘Welcome Boost’ for the Labor Market
In June, private sector employment experienced its best growth since November 2012.
June 26, 2014
Decreasing Jobless Claims: Good News or Just Not Bad News?
Continuing a well-established trend, fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week.
June 05, 2014
The Unemployment Rate Likely Jumped in May, and That’s OK
Economists expect that job creation slowed last month, and with that loss of momentum, the unemployment rate will also likely tick upward.
May 09, 2014
Democrats and GOP Blame Each Other for Weak Job Market: Who’s Right?
Key employment data, such as the monthly jobs report, is being co-opted by lawmakers for their own political purposes ahead of November’s midterm elections.
May 01, 2014
3 Charts Explaining the Health of the U.S. Economy
The fact that first-quarter gross domestic product growth amounted to just 0.1 percent has made the April jobs report much anticipated.
April 29, 2014
Here’s Why Americans Still Aren’t Confident in the Economy
Gallup's Economic Confidence Index, which averages how Americans rate current economic conditions with their expectations for the future, is down.
April 24, 2014
Here’s Why the Labor Market Should Brush Off This Jobless Claims Jump
For the second consecutive week, the labor market has been handed evidence that layoffs have been increasing.
April 17, 2014
Labor Market Recovery Debate Hinges on the Long-Term Unemployed
Metropolitan areas across the country are reporting pre-recession era jobless rates, meaning workers are now able to demand wage increases.
April 14, 2014
Did the Obama Administration Approach the Jobs Recovery Wrong?
Key to the current unemployment situation is the discouragement of job seekers, poor work incentives created by government policies, the growth of federal disability programs, and the inadequacies of schooling and training.
April 10, 2014
Jobs, Hiring, and Layoffs: Where Does the Labor Market Stand?
Initial applications for unemployment benefits fell close to a seven-year low last week.
April 05, 2014
5 Charts to Explain Labor Market Health
On Friday, the Department of Labor will release job creation numbers for March.
March 13, 2014
Job Churn Is Once Again Closing in on Pre-Recession Levels
The decrease in initial jobless claims recorded last week confirms one important employment trend.
March 10, 2014
A Growing Number of Americans Believe Quality Jobs Are Attainable
Adding quality jobs is a much bigger economic driver than adding only "jobs."
March 07, 2014
Labor Market Survived Winter, But Job Growth Was Still Sluggish
Yes, job creation was stronger than expected in February despite the exceptionally cold and wintery weather experienced by much of the country.
February 27, 2014
As Yellen Said: Jobs Recovery Is Far From Complete
Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose to a one-month high in the week ended February 22.
February 20, 2014
Economist: Labor Market Will Gain Momentum This Year
Unemployment may still be high, but Fed president sees the headline unemployment rate as a positive indicator of the overall health of the labor market.
February 07, 2014
January Job Report Hands Labor Market a Disappointment
Friday’s Employment Situation Report from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Statistics showed U.S. employers added only 113,000 jobs in January.
February 06, 2014
Jobless Claims Are Dropping, But How Strong Is Hiring?
Data released by the Department of Labor showed that first-time application for unemployment benefits decreased 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000.