jobs

  • October 5, 2012  

    While President Obama lauded the September job numbers which showed unemployment at 7.8 percent, Mitt Romney remained critical, saying the numbers alone do not paint an accurate picture of the economy. Jeff Brown asks the Washington Post’s Neil Irwin and Mesirow Financial’s Diane Swonk if the latest report is a sign of recovery. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2012  

    Though instant polling numbers showed Mitt Romney winning the first presidential debate by a factor of two to one, President Obama charged Romney of misrepresenting his own positions on jobs and taxes. Judy Woodruff reports on their debate performances, as well as reactions to their opponent the day after. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Job seekers wait for a career fair to open in Denver, Colo. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images. The delegates at the Democratic convention greeted President Obama enthusiastically Thursday night. Friday morning’s job numbers did not. Quite the opposite. Job growth, … Continue reading

  • September 7, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Job seekers wait for a career fair to open in Denver, Colo. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images. The delegates at the Democratic convention greeted President Obama enthusiastically Thursday night. Friday morning’s job numbers did not. Quite the opposite. Job growth, … Continue reading

  • September 6, 2012  

    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, alongside historians Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith, analyze President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention with anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff in the PBS Skybox and Ray Suarez on the convention floor. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2012  

    Did President Barack Obama bailout the U.S. auto industry or did he rescue it? Michigan Sen. Carl Levin and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan talk to Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill about that “tough political call,” how they feel it has benefitted their states and how they perceive the Republican response to that move. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2012  

    Twenty-two years after George H.W. Bush signed the American Disability Act into law, questions remain on whether the law prevents hiring discrimination of disabled workers. Judy Woodruff talks to U.S. Business Leadership Network’s Jill Houghton and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) about efforts to employ more disabled people. Continue reading

  • 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. Basic facts from the monthly survey of 60,000 US households: … Continue reading

  • 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