Articles About job creation
September 05, 2014
Sometimes economists grossly overestimate. Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor took analysts by surprise.
September 04, 2014
The labor market appears to progressing back to health steadily. But appearances aren't everything.
August 28, 2014
Despite news that GDP grew a better-than-expected 4.2 percent in the second quarter and emerging unemployment remains low, the story of growth is complex.
August 21, 2014
If the past five weeks can be taken as the beginning of a new trend, then the weekly first time jobless claims are evidence of stabilization.
August 14, 2014
Last week's modest uptick in jobless claims is not surprising, nor alarming.
August 08, 2014
A recent survey revealed that the public is even more concerned about how elected leaders handle the country’s lingering economic problems.
August 07, 2014
First-time applications for unemployment benefits remain near pre-recession lows.
August 01, 2014
Is the U.S. economy “doing what it should” by creating more than 200,000 jobs -- a level considered to be an important benchmark of economic health?
July 31, 2014
When more people are employed, consumers have more cash at their disposal, meaning more money is being spent and businesses hire more employees.
July 25, 2014
Last week, the number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits declined by 19,000 to 284,000, the fewest since February 2006.
July 17, 2014
Initial applications for jobless benefits decreased for a second consecutive week, giving analysts another piece of evidence for labor market improvement.
July 10, 2014
Jobless claims -- which serve as a proxy for layoffs -- are once again trending near a seven-year low.
July 03, 2014
In many ways, the Department of Labor’s June Employment Situation Report was proof that the underlying trends in the U.S. labor market are strengthening.