jobs

  • January 7, 2011  

    Employers added 103,000 new jobs in December and unemployment dropped to 9.4%, but the recovery fell short of forecasts. Judy Woodruff looks behind the numbers with Catherine Mann of Brandeis University and John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm. Continue reading

  • January 3, 2011  

    In a follow-up to his report last month on the unforgiving job market for recent college grads, Paul Solman looks at graduates who’ve already been out of school for several years and are still struggling to find employment in their areas of interest. It’s part of his ongoing series of reports on Making Sen$e of financial news. Continue reading

  • December 15, 2010  

    President Obama invited top business executives to a White House meeting to elicit ideas for job growth and increase hiring. Gwen Ifill gets insight into the meeting with two of the executives in attendance. Continue reading

  • December 13, 2010    

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and site visitors on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Michael Cassady Question: Paul, If the U.S. consumer market is the economic driver of … Continue reading

  • December 13, 2010    

    Name: Michael Cassady Question: Paul, If the U.S. consumer market is the economic driver of the U.S. economy, and that of China too, with middle-class incomes stagnant, and consumer debt more controlled following the housing market bubble, how many jobs … Continue reading

  • 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