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.
Nov 5, 2010 — Perhaps it was just an oversight. Or maybe it was a recognition of the stimulus' unpopularity. Obama commented on the jobs-growth data before leaving on a trip to Asia which he is framing as a trip to get business and jobs for U.S. firms and workers.
Oct 8, 2010 — September's jobless report gave Democrats little to use in their efforts to hold onto their control of Congress while giving the GOP more ammunition to use to attack the majority party's management of the economy.
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.
Apr 6, 2012 — Economists also expect to hear that private and public payrolls grew by about 200,000 jobs last month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is due to release the March data at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Feb 3, 2012 — Private employers added 257,000 jobs to their payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics also says. A slight drop in employment at government agencies brought the overall gain in jobs down to 243,000.
Jan 6, 2012 — The unemployment rate is near a three-year low and there were 1.9 million private-sector jobs added to payrolls last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.