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By John Yang
For President Biden, convincing Americans of the progress made in the economic recovery only serves as a salient reminder of how much further the country has to go.
By Josh Boak, Zeke Miller, Chris Megerian, Associated Press
The unemployment rate declined to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low, the Labor Department reported Friday. And wages rose a solid 3.1% in November compared with a year earlier.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs in January, according to new economic survey data. Although the government shutdown pushed the unemployment rate higher, the payroll report shows that hiring was much stronger than expected. John Yang talks to Neil Irwin…
Unemployment is down, the GDP is growing at over 3 percent, the stock market hits record highs nearly every day and President Trump says it's a function of his policies. Does he deserve the credit? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
By Paul Solman
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, August job growth was lower than expected, with 151,000 new positions created. As a result, the nation's unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent for the third consecutive month. Also, the government of Uzbekistan confirmed that…
In our news wrap Friday, despite global economic slowdown, the U.S. economy added 242,000 jobs in February and kept unemployment steady at 4.9 percent, numbers President Obama said prove his detractors wrong. Also, Beijing announced that it will increase its…
The recovering U.S. economy has made its strongest showing yet. Employers created a million jobs since November -- the best three-month average in 17 years. And January also boasted the biggest wage rise in six years. But not all sectors…
July was the sixth month in a row that the economy expanded by more than 200,000 jobs, with growth in a variety of sectors. But despite the good news, there may be other trends that tell a more troubling story,…
By Simone Pathe
President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty 50 years ago this month. Today, Democrats and Republicans still argue over ways to eliminate poverty and spur job growth.
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