jobs

  • December 3, 2010  

    In other news Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average shook off disappointing jobs numbers and gained more than 19 points. The NASDAQ rose 12 points, with both indices closing the week up more than 2 percent. Also, an announcement came that the U.S. and South Korea have made the largest trade deal in more than a decade. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2010    

    The verdict on today’s unemployment numbers is unequivocal. Conservative economist Peter Morici writes: “Terrible! Only 39,000 new jobs created is awful. After we back out health care and social services, which are largely government funded, the private sector is not … Continue reading

  • December 3, 2010    

    The verdict on today’s unemployment numbers is unequivocal. Conservative economist Peter Morici writes: “Terrible! Only 39,000 new jobs created is awful. After we back out health care and social services, which are largely government funded, the private sector is not … Continue reading

  • 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