unemployment

  • 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

  • July 2, 2012  

    In other news Monday, drug company GlaxoSmithKline accepted a settlement to plead guilty to charges it promoted drugs for unapproved purposes, and pay $3 billion in penalties. Also, Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over who owns the iPad name. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2012  

    Some 5 million Americans have been looking for work for more than six months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute who say the “human disaster” has potential generations-long effects. Continue reading

  • May 4, 2012  

    After a promising start earlier this year, U.S. job growth slowed for a third month in April with just 115,000 jobs added and the unemployment rate dipping slightly to 8.1 percent. Jeffrey Brown discusses the numbers and outlook for college grads with Brandeis University’s Catherine Mann and Drexel University’s Paul Harrington. Continue reading

  • May 4, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top news including the political debates surrounding the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, U.S. and China relations amid the saga of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, new jobs numbers and structural problems in the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2012  

    Hoping to appeal to youth voters, President Obama spoke Tuesday on the rising cost of higher education while Mitt Romney criticized his record on job creation. Gwen Ifill, the Democratic National Committee’s Patrick Gaspard and the College Republican National Committee’s Alex Schriver discuss campaign outreach to young voters. Continue reading

  • April 6, 2012   BY Paul Solman and elizabeth shell  

    A job seeker holds a job application during the San Francisco Hirevent job fair last month. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. The online headlines sum up the just-released March unemployment numbers: “Job Growth Loses Steam,” announced the Wall Street Journal. … Continue reading