unemployment

  • December 3, 2010  

    November’s job numbers showed unemployment rising to 9.8 percent — a disappointing surprise for analysts. Employers added only 39,000 jobs, compared to 172,000 in October. Jeffrey Brown discusses what’s ahead for the economy and unemployed people with Lisa Lynch of Brandeis University and Paul Taylor of the Pew Research Center. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    The verdict on today’s unemployment numbers is unequivocal. Conservative economist Peter Morici writes: “Terrible! Only 39,000 new jobs created is awful. After we back out health care and social services, which are largely government funded, the private sector is not … Continue reading

  • December 3, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    The verdict on today’s unemployment numbers is unequivocal. Conservative economist Peter Morici writes: “Terrible! Only 39,000 new jobs created is awful. After we back out health care and social services, which are largely government funded, the private sector is not … Continue reading

  • 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