unemployment

  • May 6, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Once again, the monthly unemployment data give occasion for those who have hair to lose more of it. The Household Survey, from which the much-trumpeted “Unemployment number” comes, brings us a rise in official unemployment to 9 percent, due to … Continue reading

  • May 6, 2011  

    The April jobs report showed healthy gains Friday, but also a rise in the unemployment rate. U.S. markets rose sharply in early trading, but surrendered most of their gains later in the day. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the latest jobs numbers with New York Times’ David Leonhardt, a recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Continue reading

  • May 6, 2011  

    The jobs report for April was released Friday as well as a new report that found top CEO pay is above where it was in 2007, before the recession. Jeffrey Brown discusses the widening income gap and increase in executive pay with AFL-CIO Office of Investment’s Vinetta Anand and The Council on Competitiveness’ Deborah Wince-Smith. Continue reading

  • May 6, 2011  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including President Obama’s standing after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the military elite that carried out the mission and the first debate among 2012 GOP hopefuls. Continue reading

  • May 5, 2011  

    The small California farm town of Mendota is struggling to diversify its economy, which revolves around seasonal agricultural work that creates times of very high unemployment. University of California, Berkeley student Alissa Figueroa reports on one solution that could also create a big problem for farms and their workers. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Charles Robertson Question: The media estimates 5 to 8 million houses are currently underwater or at some point in the foreclosure process, and housing values have declined 25 percent. If one million homes were put on the market in … Continue reading

  • April 13, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    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 Wednesday’s query: Name: George Sacco Question: In these economic reports there never seems to be any comment … Continue reading

  • April 13, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: George Sacco Question: In these economic reports there never seems to be any comment and analysis about the real effects of unemployment on families: how kids are impacted at school, how families have to move in with grandparents, how … Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Video shot and produced by Elizabeth Shell. Returning from tours in Iraq or Afghanistan (and sometimes both), American veterans struggle to adjust to civilian life: many are still grappling with what they experienced in combat and, as we recently reported, … Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Returning from tours in Iraq or Afghanistan (and sometimes both), American veterans struggle to adjust to civilian life: many are still grappling with what they experienced in combat and, as we recently reported, 11 percent were unemployed in March.