jobs

  • July 6, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    An applicant speaks with a prospective employer at a New York job fair. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Distressing. That’s our verdict after studying this morning’s unemployment data for June.

  • July 6, 2012  

    Employers added just 80,000 jobs in June, well below the numbers some economists had predicted and a clear sign the economic recovery is still faltering. Ray Suarez speaks with supporters of both presidential campaigns to hear why they believe the disappointing numbers mean their man is the best choice to fix the problem. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2012  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne discuss the week’s top political news, including the dismal June jobs report, why the stimulus recovery plan hasn’t had a greater effect, and Mitt Romney’s health care message and evolving relationship with the conservative base. Continue reading

  • July 2, 2012  

    In other news Monday, drug company GlaxoSmithKline accepted a settlement to plead guilty to charges it promoted drugs for unapproved purposes, and pay $3 billion in penalties. Also, Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over who owns the iPad name. Continue reading

  • May 4, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    People wait in line at a job fair in the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. It’s time for the unemployment news, and our monthly U-7, the most inclusive stat on un- and underemployment in … Continue reading

  • May 4, 2012   BY Paul Solman and elizabeth shell  

    People wait in line at a job fair in the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. It’s time for the unemployment news, and our monthly U-7, the most inclusive stat on un- and underemployment in … Continue reading

  • May 4, 2012  

    After a promising start earlier this year, U.S. job growth slowed for a third month in April with just 115,000 jobs added and the unemployment rate dipping slightly to 8.1 percent. Jeffrey Brown discusses the numbers and outlook for college grads with Brandeis University’s Catherine Mann and Drexel University’s Paul Harrington. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Civilian Conservation Corps workers in 1933 construct a road. Public domain photograph from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum via Wikimedia Commons. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making … Continue reading

  • April 6, 2012  

    New jobs numbers released Friday showed unemployment ticking down to 8.2 percent, the lowest since January 2009, despite only 121,000 jobs added in March. Judy Woodruff and The Economist’s Greg Ip discuss what’s behind the weaker-than-expected report and why many Americans appear to be dropping out of the labor force altogether. Continue reading

  • April 6, 2012  

    The U.S. job market appears to have a paradox: Many job seekers say they’re desperate for work while many employers say they can’t fill open positions. Are workers being too picky? Are employers being too cheap? Correspondent Paul Solman explores what’s behind the disconnect as part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series. Continue reading