The U.S. economy added 290,000 jobs in April, a welcome sign that an economic recovery may be taking root. But the unemployment rate also rose to 9.9 percent. Four economists and market watchers make sense of the latest jobs report.

As the end of a tumultuous economic year approaches, the PBS NewsHour asked several economists and financial experts to look ahead to 2010 and answer one question: What is the economic indicator to watch and why?…

Question: You have talked about a jobless recovery. What does it mean? Paul Solman: Boy, have we ever! Indeed, we did a whole series on the so-called “jobless recovery” back in 2003, one of whose stories was our…

Editor’s note: In a report that aired earlier this week about a Manhattan job fair, Paul spoke at length with Philip Mereday, a former executive who had been out of work for about a year. Mereday, a college graduate…

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