'Total unemployment' declined to 12.1 percent in June, while traditionally-reported unemployment rate also went down to 6.1 percent. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its report last week.
The economy added an unexpected 288,000 jobs in June, the best employment report for the US in six years. Beyond the eye-catching numbers, there were other reasons for optimism in the June jobs report.
Youth employment during the summer has gone down from about 75 percent to 40 percent. Why are so many American teenagers aren't working, and what are they doing instead?
Unemployment for veterans who have served since 2001 has gone from 9.9 percent last year to nine percent, but it's still above the national average of 6.3 percent. Why is it hard for young veterans to find jobs?
The US average gas price is $3.22 – and appears headed lower. The bad weather this winter was a factor, but 'fracking' is also driving energy prices downward.
The unemployment rate dipped to a five-year low of 7 percent in November. That’s good. But that figure does not really measure the total number of out-of-work Americans.
Maria Klemperer-Johnson is getting women ready for the growing and high-paying field of carpentry by teaching them to build tiny eco-friendly homes.
The latest read of job openings and labor turnover (JOLT) from the BLS showed that job openings dropped 5.06 percent in June but remained 2.27 percent above the level seen in July 2012.