More Unemployment Articles

  • Michigan jobless rate up 0.2 points to 7.7 percent

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 percent in the latest month. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget released the July employment report Wednesday. It says the jobless rate was 7.5 percent...

  • Here are the top three issues that worry Americans the most

    Americans are now more concerned about illegal immigration than they are about the health of the U.S. economy, according to a new report from Gallup.

  • Watch this map provide a brilliantly simplified perspective of the unemployment rate since 1976

    Map perfectly sums up the unemployment rate since 1976.

  • Lower benefits, higher jobs --- Paul Ryan has it right

    There are signs that employment in the country is rising more rapidly these days. The February-July period was the first six-month stretch of consistent employment gains above 200,000 since 1997.

  • The big omission in Obama's upbeat economic narrative

    President Obama has sounded increasingly triumphant in recent weeks when talking about the state of the U.S. economy, using words like "booming" and listing new records. But his narrative is missing one big subplot.

  • Initial unemployment claims drop

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 2 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,293 from the previous week's total of 2,312. For the...

  • Almost no Americans are getting fired

    The Department of Labor reported Thursday that claims for unemployment benefits fell to 289,000. That drop brought the four-week average down to 294,000.

  • US jobless aid applications fell to 289,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth. Weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday....

  • Hiring up, but Yellen 'dashboard' signals caution

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With employers ramping up hiring and the unemployment rate sinking in the past year, pressure is rising on Janet Yellen's Federal Reserve: Is the time near to raise interest rates to prevent a strengthening economy from igniting inflation? The easy answer might be yes....

  • Job gains aren't translating to faster wage growth

    The U.S. economy may be steadily adding jobs, but so far in 2014, there are few signs that the labor market improvement is translating into income gains for workers.

  • Slow, steady progress: U.S. economy adds 209,000 jobs in July, unemployment ticks up to 6.2 percent

    The U.S. labor market may finally be gathering momentum. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the economy added 209,000 payroll jobs in July.

  • Here's what the Fed could have bought with QE3

    For perspective, if the Fed were allowed to buy stocks, at current prices it could have bought Apple, Google and Microsoft for that sum -- with General Motors and Ford thrown into the mix, with $44 billion left over.

  • The evidence that the long-term unemployed are finding jobs, not just giving up the job hunt

    There's new evidence that the huge number of Americans counted as long-term unemployed has been dropping in recent months because those people have been finding jobs, not because they've given up looking.



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