The dueling job-creation plans that President Obama and GOP figures have rolled out are feeding into a broader debate about what role the US government should play in the economy.
Help wanted with a twist: Some firms won't even consider hiring someone who doesn't already have a job. But unemployed can better their job prospects.
Labor Day marks a rough year for President Obama and the labor union movement that had high hopes for him. Unemployment remains high, and unions are under fire from political conservatives.
Police on Sunday decided not to enforce a 4 p.m. deadline for clearing the building so it could be cleaned. Both the Wisconsin protesters and the state governor hardly appear to be backing down.
The unemployment rate doesn’t count those who have stopped looking for work or part-time workers who want full-time employment. In February, underemployment stood at 16.8 percent.
As the White House hosts a jobs summit Thursday, here are a range of ideas – from shorter work hours to a second stimulus – to fix the rising unemployment rate.
Plans for lengthy plant shutdowns hint at a turning point in automaker history.