unemployment-rate

Analysts expect that 230,000 jobs were created in April

There was a time when the unemployment rate was good enough. It was long ago in an economy far, far away.

America’s hiring spree kicked into full gear in June as the economy added more than 200,000 jobs for the fifth month in a row, according to government data released Thursday.

The U.S. labor market continued to blossom in May.

The government also increased its estimates of job growth in January to 144,000 and in February to 197,000.

The depressing reality of Tuesday's tepid September jobs report.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 22, 2013
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Long-term unemployment is a much more serious problem than short-term unemployment, and it's more prevalent to boot.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 27, 2013
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So you know how many jobs we gained or lost last month. What should you make of that number?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 26, 2013
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The economy is the same as it ever was.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 2, 2013
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If labor force participation hadn't declined between 2007 and 2012, then unemployment wouldn't have gone down one whit.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 24, 2013
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Running analysis and news from the May jobs numbers.

  • Washington Post Staff
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  • Jun 7, 2013
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The latest report on the state of the U.S. job market offered good news all around, the best reading in months on the state of the economy.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 8, 2013
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