unemployment

  • December 3, 2010   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Unemployment rose little in November, with the official rate edging up slightly from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent. The government’s broadest measure of unemployment stayed steady at 17 percent. This figure includes the unemployed plus all who are only marginally … Continue reading

  • November 22, 2010   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 Monday’s query: Name: Howard Herbst Question: Republicans say they want to keep the Bush tax cuts for … Continue reading

  • November 22, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Howard Herbst Question: Republicans say they want to keep the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to protect small businesses. Can’t the tax code be quickly and easily redesigned to allow small business income reported on an individual (personal) … Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010  

    Private-sector job growth in October surprised analysts, but U.S. unemployment held steady at 9.6 percent. “This is not progress,” economist Paul Krugman told Judy Woodruff, while Douglas Holtz-Eakin said job growth has hit an “unacceptable anemic pace.” Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    A flurry of questions today about the October job report from NewsHour’s Facebook and Twitter. In response, a flurry of answers. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Janet Vetter: The economy added 150,000 jobs but the unemployment rate remained the same? What is this telling … Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    A flurry of questions today about the October job report from NewsHour’s Facebook and Twitter. In response, a flurry of answers. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Janet Vetter: The economy added 150,000 jobs but the unemployment rate remained the same? What is this telling … Continue reading

  • October 28, 2010  

    In other news, rescuers found more bodies in the wreckage from Monday’s tsunami in Indonesia. And in France, strikes over recently approved pension reforms disrupted air travel. Continue reading

  • October 22, 2010   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 Friday’s query: Name: Dr. Morris Weinberger Question: Could unemployment be ameliorated by using the “short” method of … Continue reading

  • October 8, 2010  

    The Labor Department reported that there were 95,000 jobs lost last month and that September’s numbers continue 14 straight months of unemployment being above 9.5 percent. Judy Woodruff reports on the latest numbers, then Ray Suarez talks to Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2010  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political stories, including the latest jobs numbers, the resignation of National Security Adviser Jim Jones and special-interest influence in this election. Continue reading