More Jobs Articles

  • Economy defies weather, adds 175,000 jobs in February as the unemployment rate rises to 6.7 percent

    The economy added 175,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, defying warnings that a harsh winter would continue to cloud the picture of the strength of the U.S. economy. Analysts had expected roughly 150,000 new...

  • Wisconsin Democrat's first ad gets Gov. Scott Walker's jobs record wrong

    It's a well-known success story: Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker inherited a troubled state economy in 2011 after he defeated Democrat Tom Barrett. In his three years, unemployment dropped from 7.8 percent to 6.2 percent at the end of 2013 and he claims he turned a huge deficit into a...

  • US applications for jobless aid reach 3-month low

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.

  • Survey: US companies add 139,000 jobs in February

    A private survey shows that U.S. companies added slightly more jobs in February than in the previous month, but harsh winter weather weighed on hiring for the third straight month.

  • Obama: Budget a 'road map for creating jobs'

    At an event at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Obama said the $3.9 trillion plan followed through on his promise in February’s State of the Union address to push policies that helped the middle class and fight income inequality.

  • The week ahead in economics: Obama's budget, Fed nominees and the jobs report

    A jam-packed week for economics-related news in Washington is threatened by Winter Storm Titan, which is bearing down on the Mid-Atlantic region. Here’s what’s on the schedule: House budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is scheduled to publish a report Monday criticizing the U.S....



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