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U.S. Labor Market On Solid Ground As Jobless Rate Hits Eight-Year Low

In January, the unemployment rate fell even as more people entered the labor force.

February 5, 2016
unemployment at all time low

U.S. Adds Surprisingly Strong 295,000 Jobs, But Wage Growth Slows

February was another strong month for the U.S. economy.

March 6, 2015

US Economy Generated Only 142,000 Jobs In August

Washington AFP — The U.S. economy generated only 142,000 jobs in August, much less than expected, Labor Department data showed Friday. Despite the lower number and a sharp downward revision of June’s figure, the jobless rate fell a tick to 6.1 percent, with the labor force participation rate also still weak. Analysts had expected more […]

September 5, 2014

Economy Adds 192,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 6.7 Percent

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added a fairly solid number of new jobs in March as employers reverted to their average pace of hiring after the unusually harsh winter weather. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy created a net 192,000 new jobs last month, just about as many […]

April 4, 2014

Lesson From December’s Jobs Report: Turn On The Fiscal Jets

The economy is not yet strong enough to cope with tighter monetary policy, but fiscal policy is what’s really missing from this recovery. The weak employment report out today reinforces the view that the Federal Reserve should not ease up on monetary policy soon. The strength of this economic recovery is not yet clear, and the […]

January 10, 2014

Dismal Jobs Report Points to Slowing Recovery

As the early August debt-ceiling deadline looms, the release of two dismal economic reports can only fan the flames of partisan debate. Both the BLS and the U.S. Department of Commerce release data that points to yet another economic slowdown. The increase in the unemployment rate, the widespread shedding of government jobs, and the increase […]

July 8, 2011

9.2% Unemployment; Sluggish Pace of Growth in June Jobs Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring slowed to a near-standstill last month. Employers added the fewest jobs in nine months and the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent. The economy generated only 18,000 net jobs in June, the Labor Department said Friday. And the number of jobs added in May was revised down to 25,000. The latest […]

July 8, 2011