Live updates as we digest the big July jobs report
Why was job growth so weak in March? We look at the possible culprits, and what the report could mean for the Fed.
Jobs day is here! Jobs day is here!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
There are increasing signs that the housing market is on the mend, but construction jobs have showed only anemic growth. What gives?
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.