jobs

  • December 3, 2010    

    Unemployment rose little in November, with the official rate edging up slightly from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent. The government’s broadest measure of unemployment stayed steady at 17 percent. This figure includes the unemployed plus all who are only marginally … Continue reading

  • December 3, 2010  

    Conventional wisdom held that a college degree was a gateway to a better — and better-paying — career and lifestyle. But are those student loans worth it? Paul Solman looks at how a group of recent college graduates is faring in the dismal job market and how many are forced into “malemployment” jobs to make ends meet. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2010  

    With unemployment holding steady above 9 percent, the jobs market looks bleak. But there is one industry that has added jobs: manufacturing. Ash-har Quraishi of Chicago News Cooperative reports on one public school that’s retooling to help its graduates take advantage of these jobs. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2010    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Howard Herbst Question: Republicans say they want to keep the Bush tax cuts for … Continue reading

  • November 22, 2010    

    Name: Howard Herbst Question: Republicans say they want to keep the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to protect small businesses. Can’t the tax code be quickly and easily redesigned to allow small business income reported on an individual (personal) … Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010    

    A flurry of questions today about the October job report from NewsHour’s Facebook and Twitter. In response, a flurry of answers. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Janet Vetter: The economy added 150,000 jobs but the unemployment rate remained the same? What is this telling … Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010    

    A flurry of questions today about the October job report from NewsHour’s Facebook and Twitter. In response, a flurry of answers. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Janet Vetter: The economy added 150,000 jobs but the unemployment rate remained the same? What is this telling … Continue reading

  • October 20, 2010  

    Gary Gibbon of Independent Television News reports on Britain’s decision to dramatically cut the budget to tackle the country’s mounting deficit. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2010    

    Disturbing September job numbers out Friday showed a net loss in total employment of 95,000 jobs, as the federal government dropped 76,000 positions, mainly Census workers, and state and local governments lost 83,000. In the private sector, jobs increased slightly. … Continue reading

  • October 8, 2010  

    The Labor Department reported that there were 95,000 jobs lost last month and that September’s numbers continue 14 straight months of unemployment being above 9.5 percent. Judy Woodruff reports on the latest numbers, then Ray Suarez talks to Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute. Continue reading