Jul 28, 2014 — Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.
Jul 3, 2014 — This is the fifth consecutive month that American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs. Last month, the U.S. job market hit a milestone, finally surpassing pre-recession levels.
Jun 6, 2014 — With today's monthly jobs report meeting predictions, the U.S. has surpassed the number of jobs before 2008. But the recovery has been slow and long, economists say.
May 2, 2014 — U.S. employers added far more jobs than expected — 288,000 — in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percentage points.
Oct 17, 2013 — The original release date was Friday, Oct. 4. But that jobs report got caught up in the government shutdown.
May 3, 2013 — The jobs report for April showed stronger job creation and a four-year low in the unemployment rate, sending stocks soaring. But the monthly numbers, while encouraging, are bound to be revised. That suggests that perhaps we're paying too much attention to them.
Mar 8, 2013 — Friday's surprisingly good jobs report and the lowest unemployment level in four years had many economists celebrating. The president and Republican congressional leaders, not so much. Ironically, the slice of good economic news could contradict the narrative each side is using to try to shape fiscal policy.
Dec 6, 2012 — Here's what happened to jobs in 12 different sectors during and after the recession. The overall picture is ugly. But a few areas have been adding jobs.
Oct 4, 2012 — What gender, education and age have to do with unemployment. Also: How many people are giving up?
Sep 7, 2012 — The overall jobs picture is bleak. But when you look at individual sectors of the economy, the picture is more nuanced. Some sectors are getting clobbered, while others are thriving.