unemployment

  • April 5, 2011    

    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.

  • April 1, 2011  

    As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the challenges veterans face returning home and searching for work in a troubled job market. Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011  

    The U.S. unemployment rate for March dropped to a two-year low of 8.8 percent. Ray Suarez discusses the numbers with Joel Naroff of Naroff Economic Advisers and Catherine Mann of Brandeis University International Business School. Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson weigh in on top political developments, including the latest jobless figures, President Obama’s handing of the Libya conflict and the budget battle on Capitol Hill. Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011    

    Today we initiate “Weekonomics,” a Friday roundup of the week’s economics news. No fooling. Simon Johnson starts us off with “lightning round” answers to questions on the banks, Europe, Japan and, because the monthly jobs data came out this morning, … Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011    

    Today we initiate “Weekonomics,” a Friday roundup of the week’s economics news. No fooling. Simon Johnson starts us off with “lightning round” answers to questions on the banks, Europe, Japan and, because the monthly jobs data came out this morning, … Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011    

    One brief comment on the jobs numbers. The net addition of 216,000 jobs, from the so-called payroll survey, is respectable. But the “household survey” reports roughly the same number of unemployed Americans: 13.5 million. You can’t tell a lot from … Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011    

    One brief comment on the jobs numbers. The net addition of 216,000 jobs, from the so-called payroll survey, is respectable. But the “household survey” reports roughly the same number of unemployed Americans: 13.5 million. You can’t tell a lot from … Continue reading

  • March 31, 2011    

    Editor’s Note: On Friday’s NewsHour: an eye-opening look at the fate of many veterans attempting to transition back into a tough job market. Today, there are over two million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And despite government … Continue reading

  • March 7, 2011    

    February’s 192,000 net new jobs breaks down into 222,000 jobs added in the private sector and 30,000 jobs dropped by government. This provides evidence for one side of the economic policy debate of the moment, you could even say of … Continue reading