unemployment

  • April 1, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    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   BY Paul Solman  

    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   BY Paul Solman  

    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   BY Paul Solman  

    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   BY Paul Solman  

    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

  • March 7, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    February’s 192,000 net new jobs breaks down into 222,000 jobs added in the private sector, 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 our … Continue reading

  • March 4, 2011  

    A new report shows U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs in February and the jobless rate fell to 8.9 percent. Jeffrey Brown discusses the numbers and recovery prospects with former Labor Department Chief Economist Lisa Lynch and Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, an economic and financial forecasting company. Continue reading

  • March 4, 2011  

    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week. including the “civil war in the making” in Libya, the brewing pension problems across the United States and what’s being done to avoid a government shutdown. Continue reading

  • March 4, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    The unemployment numbers for February are in, and though economist Peter Morici advises, “Don’t Break Out the Champagne Just Yet,” the data are encouraging. There are two separate surveys, remember – of “establishments” (places that employ folks) and “households” (the … Continue reading

  • March 4, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    The unemployment numbers for February are in and though economist Peter Morici says ” Don’t Break Out the Champagne Just Yet,” the data are encouraging. There are two separate surveys, remember – of “establishments” (places that employ folks) and “households” … Continue reading