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Articles About labor force participation rate
August 06, 2016
Americans Are Finding Jobs, But There’s an Ugly Flip Side
The good news? American workers are finding jobs, after long bouts of unemployment. The bad news? There's issues with those jobs.
December 18, 2015
Can’t Find a Job? Here’s What to Do Next
The economy's more or less on solid footing, but many people are still out of work. Here's how to get back in the saddle -- and find a job.
September 18, 2014
3 Charts Showing How “Unremarkable” the Economic Recovery Has Been
With all the shouting, it can be hard to get a clear picture of what's going on with the economy. These charts can help focus the picture.
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.
June 06, 2014
Is the Job Market Really Back to Its 2008 Peak?
Predictions were off. May hiring did not slow as much as forecast and the unemployment rate did not budge from April’s 6.3 percent.
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.
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 13, 2014
10 Charts Revealing America’s Miserable Job Situation
Many Americans continue to feel the aftershocks of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
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 04, 2014
March’s Goldilocks Jobs Report Highlights Lukewarm Labor Market
March's employment gains did catapult the labor market to an important milestone: The private sector has recovered all jobs lost in 2008 financial crisis.
April 02, 2014
Economist: Job Market Is Finally Coming Out of ‘Winter Slumber’
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has acknowledged the ongoing problems in the U.S. labor market.
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.
January 16, 2014
Do Jobless Claims Promise a Strong January?
The downward trend in first-time jobless claims suggests there has been no major changes in the labor market, at least in terms of layoffs.
January 16, 2014
Fed: Economy Ended 2013 With More Moderate Growth
Economic conditions across the nation were mixed, although in general, growth progressed at a “moderate” pace, according to the Federal Reserve.
January 10, 2014
Job Gains Hit Three-Year Low: Anomaly or Alarming New Trend?
The U.S. economy created just 74,000 jobs last month, the slowest pace in three years.
January 01, 2014
5 Ways Headline Unemployment Hides How Bad It Really Is
Headline labor market data is opaque and can often mask what's really going on in the economy.
December 06, 2013
Listen Up Fed: Umployment Dropped to 5-Year Low
Those economists who expected the labor market recovery to take giant steps toward the end of the year were correct.
November 23, 2013
Unemployment Finally Falling in These States
In October, unemployment rates fell in twenty-eight states while payroll employment increased in thirty-four states.
November 13, 2013
10 Charts Reveal America’s Dismal Jobs Situation
Any American not looking at the textbook definition, the recession is still being felt across the country.
November 08, 2013
October’s Job Growth Blew Estimates Out of the Water
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October.
November 01, 2013
The Federal Reserve: Trust Us, We’re Watching the Data Closely
The world’s most powerful central bank is sticking to its story that any reduction in bond purchases will be determined by incoming data.
September 18, 2013
10 Signs Americans Are Still Stuck in the Great Recession
To any American not looking at the textbook definition, the recession is still being felt across the country.
June 15, 2013
Baby Boomers Are Going Strong in the Workforce
Today nearly one in three of the 65-69 cohort and almost one in five of the 70-74 cohort are in the labor force.
May 12, 2013
Here’s a Way to Make Sense of U.S. Employment Trends
The Labor Force Participation Rate is a simple computation: take the Civilian Labor Force and divide it by the Civilian Noninstitutional Population.
April 04, 2013
Employment Data has Some Scary Demographic Trends
Close your eyes and hold your nose...
May 07, 2010
290,000 Jobs Added, Yet Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.9%
U6 unemployment is up to 17.1%. Check out the complete report ...