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…
By Elizabeth Shell
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.
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,…
In other news, President Barack Obama predicted job losses would likely continue to rise for the next few months, and six civilians working for NATO died in Afghanistan when their helicopter crashed.
In other news, General Motors Struck a tentative deal to sell its Saturn brand, and Brazilian investigators said the debris they discovered in the Atlantic Ocean was not from Air France Flight 447.
Although the rate of U.S. job losses slowed in May, unemployment rose to 9.4 percent, the highest rate in 26 years. Economist Lisa Lynch explains the new job numbers.
The political stakes are high for the Obama administration in guiding General Motors into bankruptcy -- and allowing the government to take a majority stake in the company. Analysts examine the political and economic implications of the decisions.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks examine the outcome of the banking stress test results, U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan and remember the life of Jack Kemp.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends the stringency of the banking stress tests and offers insight on the pace of U.S. job losses as unemployment reaches 8.9 percent.
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