unemployment

  • 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

  • September 25, 2012  

    With a bad economy and nearly everyone on the internet, one job opening promoted online can receive thousands of applications. So with competition fierce and many firms using software rather than human beings to hire, Paul Solman explores whether it is worth it to apply online or if there are better strategies to get employed. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2012  

    The August jobs report shows that for the 30th straight month job creation increased, adding 96,000 new jobs. But for many analysts that fell well short of expectations. Jeffrey Brown talks to political economists Jared Bernstein and Douglas Holtz-Eakin for more on how the new report will likely play out on the campaign trails. Continue reading

  • August 7, 2012  

    As domestic oil production increases, towns like Williston, N.D., struggle to meet demand for workers, housing and improved infrastructure. For some communities experiencing the benefits of an energy boom, rapid expansion comes with serious trade-offs. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Viewed on a computer screen, jobless veterans take a class at the new Workforce1 Veterans Career Center on July 31 in New York City. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for all veterans in June was … 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

  • 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