More Unemployment Articles

  • Is the 'recovery summer' for real this time?

    There are finally signs that the long-awaited recovery, complete with above-trend economic growth, may finally be underway.

  • John Zogby's Report Card: Obama's gamble to go rogue could revive presidency

    Pollster John Zogby says more Americans believe President Obama's agenda is finished, but his bid to go rogue and act without approval from Congress shows that he is not giving up the fight.

  • Unemployment protest hits French theater festival

    AVIGNON, France (AP) — One of Europe's premier theater festivals is canceling some shows as French workers protest changes to their offseason unemployment benefits. The director of the Festival d'Avignon, Olivier Py, told journalists in Avignon that two plays scheduled to run on Friday's...

  • Amid positive jobs numbers, politicians hedge bets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top jobs numbers for June would seem to be cause for some appreciation. After all, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent, the lowest in six years, and hiring showed five months of steady growth. But the public continues to perceive the economy as poor. So, heading...

  • VIDEO: June jobs report shows growth

    The United States economy added 288,000 jobs in June, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

  • 'True' unemployment rate falls to 8.3 percent

    Just how much of the decline in labor force participation is due to long-term, secular factors and how much is due to cyclical weakness is a matter of ongoing debate.

  • June's jobs report removes one big concern about the recovery

    Employment growth accelerated in June, suggesting that the fragile economic recovery continues despite the reported sharp contraction in the first quarter.

  • Applications for US unemployment benefits edge up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level that indicated a healthy labor market. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications rose by 2,000 to 315,000. The four-week average,...

  • 7 postal employees due in court for unemployment fraud case

    Seven U.S. Postal Service employees are facing their first court appearances in a Connecticut fraud and larceny case.

  • Fed sees healthy unemployment a year earlier than projected

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen proclaimed “welcome news” in April: The prospect of a healthy economy was within the medium-term forecast. Fed officials expected the unemployment rate to fall to near 5.5 percent, with inflation stabilizing near the Fed's 2 percent target. The forecast...

  • Pew: 54,200 newspaper, magazine jobs axed since 2003

    The decade-long devastation of the print news business, crushed by the sagging economy, the evaporation of classified and display advertising, and a reader shift to digital media, has cost at least 54,200 newsroom jobs in newspapers and magazines alone, according to Pew Research. That figure,...

  • 40 years of unemployment in one hypnotizing graphic

    U.S. unemployment has fluctuated significantly over the past 40 years, falling and rising again as control of the White House has switched between Democrats and Republicans.

  • International Monetary Fund cuts U.S. growth forecast

    The International Monetary Fund sees a more painful short-term future for the U.S. economy than the U.S. government does. The IMF on Monday projected U.S. growth clocking in at just under 2 percent this year, a significant downgrade from the IMF's projection of 2.7 percent growth last year....



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