Topic: Jobs and Labor
Mass layoffs (where an employer lays off 50 or more individuals in a month) continue to decline from 2009 highs.
08/24/2010 07:25 am
When 1,004 American adults were asked to identify their dream job, they usually wanted to grab the limelight with a high-profile position, according to a poll released Monday by Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Here are their Top 5 dream jobs:
08/23/2010 03:34 pm
Free-market economics tells the value of things, despite politicians' efforts to tip the scales.
08/23/2010 12:20 am
In July, the unemployment rate declined in more states than it rose. The changes were not dramatic, but this news from the US Labor Department on Friday highlighted the uneven pace of economic recovery in the 50 states. Here's a look at six states that have made the most headway against unemployment this year. The beginning of the year arrived when the total number of US jobs had reached a recession-related low point. This tale of six states reveals trends that are taking root elsewhere in the economy.
08/20/2010 07:46 pm
Mitt Romney wants to stimulate the economy by cutting taxes, which is like pushing a wet noodle. The noodle won't move unless consumers start pulling on the other end by buying more.
08/20/2010 05:10 pm
New Jersey's governor is giving his state the economic tough love it needs.
08/20/2010 03:00 pm
The great recession isn't over. Job growth after the Great Depression was faster than today's, and even that was an illusion of recovery.
08/20/2010 01:16 pm
Layoffs are once again on the rise across the country, not good news for an economy that's moving in fits and starts.
08/20/2010 01:12 pm
An ongoing national South Africa strike by government workers was calmer on Friday, after violent protests flared earlier in the week. Many schools remain closed and some hospitals are turning patients away.
08/20/2010 12:00 pm
Unemployment insurance filings rose to 500,000 last week, reflecting continuing layoffs in the private sector and state governments. Economists say a healthy economy averages fewer than 400,000 claims per week.
08/19/2010 12:26 pm