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  • 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

  • March 7, 2011    

    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