Topic: Lagging Economic Indicators
Most politicians and media outlets count as 'unemployed' only those actively seeking work. What about those who have given up on finding full-time work? Here's the rest of the story.
10/12/2010 03:05 pm
Social Security recipients will go a second year without any increase in benefits. This year was the first without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation started in 1975.
10/12/2010 02:03 pm
Readers write in about mine safety, Secretary Clinton, and job creation in the US.
10/12/2010 12:09 pm
The number of new jobs created is virtually identical to the number of new 'job separations' (including firings, layoffs, and resignations), leading to stagnant employment.
10/11/2010 05:05 pm
Stock markets from Asia to Europe are higher, anticipating that the Federal Reserve will try to boost the struggling US economy.
10/11/2010 08:47 am
New government report shows that private sector jobs are up, but public sector jobs nosedived, leading to a net loss of almost 100,000 jobs in September 2010.
10/08/2010 05:35 pm
President Obama says government aid to states kept the unemployment rate from rising. Republicans say government spending is undercutting an economic recovery.
10/08/2010 03:45 pm
The US lost jobs in September and the unemployment rate remains at a high 9.6 percent, the US Department of Labor reported Friday. But some metropolitan areas are bucking the trend and adding jobs. By making everything from food to music and band instruments, these four metros have seen the biggest year-over-year decline in their unemployment rates. Is your city on this list?
10/08/2010 03:36 pm
Small businesses should be the job engine regardless of the overall economy, but right now they're failing to create enough jobs to lead us out of this recession.
10/07/2010 04:35 pm
In Monday's debate, the two leading candidates in the Connecticut Senate race – Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon – accused each other of lying to voters in their TV ads.
10/05/2010 10:25 am