Topic: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Unemployment numbers show that the traditionally reported rate (U3) held steady at 9.6 percent, and if you count those who are underemployed or aren't looking for work (U6), that number is virtually unchanged: 17.0 percent, fractionally down from September's 17.1 percent.
11/05/2010 12:16 pm
Obesity among military-aged men and women is on the rise, leaving a smaller pool of people fit to serve.
10/15/2010 02:07 pm
The Producer Price Index (PPI) keeps rising, almost entirely because of increasing food and fuel expenses. Why are economists telling us not to worry?
10/14/2010 05:15 pm
The Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers show that jobs are rebounding, but ADP (the ones who print most corporate paychecks) disagree. Who's right?
10/13/2010 05:05 pm
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
Top Chef winner Kevin Sbraga has a job, but his fellow chefs face a hard time finding one.
09/16/2010 10:38 am
The party that controls the Ohio governor's mansion can have an impact on presidential elections, so the race is seeing a jolt of high-profile endorsements as the candidates try to place blame over the state's job losses.
09/09/2010 03:03 pm
The government has traditionally represented unemployment as those people who are currently seekin full-time employment. Anyone who has surrendered the job hunt is 'on the margin', and not counted.
09/03/2010 02:48 pm
Do unemployment benefits encourage the jobless to stay jobless? If we got rid of lifeguards and let more swimmers drown, fewer people would venture into the water. A civil society is not based on the principle of tough love.
09/02/2010 10:10 am
Some argue that extending unemployment benefits discourages the jobless from finding work. But when no one is hiring, it's time to emphasize compassion.
09/01/2010 04:03 pm