Topic: Jobs and Labor
Unemployment is stuck at 9.5 percent. But online sites report big growth in freelance jobs, despite stubbornly high unemployment.
08/06/2010 04:46 pm
As July's dismal job numbers show, it’s more important than ever for the US government to step in with a larger stimulus that puts more people to work and tax cuts for people who will spend them.
08/06/2010 01:55 pm
Unemployment rate watchers noted that summer is traditionally a slow season for hiring, but the economy continues to show signs of slow progress. The unemployment rate stayed at 9.5 percent in a jobs report issued Friday.
08/06/2010 01:52 pm
The traditionally reported unemployment rate stayed flat at 9.5 percent, and 'total' unemployment remained at 16.5 percent, showing that the economy continues to struggle.
08/06/2010 12:36 pm
Senators approved $10 billion in funding Thursday that will keep 140,000 teachers' jobs. The House, which is being called back from August recess by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is expected to approve the funding next week.
08/05/2010 06:07 pm
Unemployment claims jumped last week prompting a fall in stock prices Thursday.
08/05/2010 05:00 pm
Massive CEO compensations consist mostly of company shares the executives received via stock options. How much does that value really reflect the work of a company's chief executive?
08/05/2010 04:03 pm
TaskRabbit, a new online service, connects people who need errands done with those willing to do them. Some 70 percent of TaskRabbit runners are unemployed or underemployed.
08/05/2010 03:31 pm
Jobless claims suggest that the US economy isn't adding jobs fast enough.
08/05/2010 11:59 am
Cities and states warned of devastating cuts if Congress didn't approve $26 billion in help for Medicaid and teachers. The Senate should pass it Thursday and the House next week.
08/04/2010 07:58 pm