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Everything you need to know about today’s big jobs report

Live updates as we digest the big July jobs report

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 2, 2013

Today’s jobs report is a disaster. But why?

Why was job growth so weak in March? We look at the possible culprits, and what the report could mean for the Fed.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 5, 2013

What to expect from Friday’s jobs report

Jobs day is here! Jobs day is here!

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jan 31, 2013

Why we’re facing a McJob recovery

New research shows that the destruction of middle-wage employment happens almost entirely during recessions, which tends to kill these jobs without bringing them back.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Oct 14, 2012

Women have been slower to get jobs back than men, but they’re starting to pull even

Men lost more jobs than women, but they've been quicker to regain them. That's starting to change as health, education, and government jobs have accelerated women's hiring.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Oct 6, 2012

Manufacturing jobs have grown more under Obama than Bush

Manufacturing has been in free fall for more than a decade, but the trend seems to have been reversed during the Obama administration, according to a new analysis by Bloomberg Government.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Sep 26, 2012

The politicians-are-failing theory of unemployment

Watching the Republican and Democratic conventions, you might have thought there was nothing the two parties could agree on. But you’d be wrong. They have adopted the same theory of unemployment. The only problem? That theory is wrong.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 11, 2012

Are the unemployed looking for work in all the wrong places?

It's what economists describe as as a "mismatch" between job openings and those seeking unemployment, and some argue that it's responsible for why so many are unemployed. If those seeking realigned their expectations, got more training, or were simply willing and able to move to a different state for work, then we could bring down unemployment to more reasonable levels. But a new study shows that mismatch would lower the rate by one-third, at best.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Aug 7, 2012

Offshoring creates as many U.S. jobs as it kills, study says

"Offshoring" has become a major boogeyman in the 2012 campaign. But is it actually harmful for the US economy and US workers? A new paper from the London School of Economics' Center for Economic Performance suggests not.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jul 12, 2012

If housing is recovering, where are the construction jobs?

There are increasing signs that the housing market is on the mend, but construction jobs have showed only anemic growth. What gives?

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jul 8, 2012

ADP says the private-sector added 176,000 jobs in June. Can we trust it?

So the ADP payroll survey -- a closely watched estimate of private-sector job growth -- came in a lot better than expected. ADP says the private-sector added 176,000 jobs on June. That's well above the 100,000 economists were predicting. And it's vastly better than the 69,000 we added in May. Is ADP right? We...don't know. But they're usually more right than wrong.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 5, 2012