• October 31, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, the European Union released sobering, new official figures for unemployment across the Eurozone. A record high 11.6 percent of E.U. residents (or 18.5 million people) are out of work, with Spain leading the list at nearly 26 percent unemployed. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, the European Union reported that Europe’s financial struggles were far from over. Overall government debt of Eurozone countries reached a record high at 90 percent of total economic output for the year. Five E.U. member countries — Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Cyrus — are officially in recession. Continue reading

  • October 12, 2012  

    The 27-nation European Union won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, for the "advancement of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe." This award stands in contrast with increasingly deep rifts and tensions in the Eurozone over issues like the debt crisis, high unemployent and austerity measures. Jeff Brown reports. Continue reading

  • 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    

    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    

    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