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…
President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package has saved or created about 650,000 jobs, the White House said Friday. But with unemployment at a 26-year high, the administration is facing increased criticism about ongoing weakness in the labor market.
By Dave Gustafson
For the first time since April 2008, the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly in July, to 9.4 percent, down from 9.5 percent in June.
Paul Solman: A provocative response, via the PBS Ombudsman, to Thursday’s story about undercounting unemployment. The emailer said it was okay if her name was posted. I assume that means it’s okay to…
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