Articles Tagged 'unemployment rate'

Jobless rate drops to 7.8 percent; economy adds 114,000 jobs

October 6, 2012
By Vicki Needham – The Hill The unemployment rate dipped below 8 percent in September, to 7.8 percent, shaking up estimations of the presidential race and providing welcome news for President Obama just a month before Election Day. The economy added only 114,00 jobs, yet the unemployment rate still dropped from 8.1 percent to 7.8.
Total employment rose by 873,000… READ MORE

368K drop out of market; Unemployment falls to 8.1 percent; jobs up 96K

September 8, 2012

By Patrice Hill-The Washington Times The unemployment rate last month fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent as 96,000 more people found jobs and 368,000… READ MORE

NYC’s jobless rate hits 10 pct in June, though jobs added

July 20, 2012
(Reuters) – New York City’s unemployment rate rose to 10 percent in June even as the city’s private sector created 11,500 new jobs, the state Department of Labor said on Thursday. The jobless rate was at 9.7 percent in May. Wall Street, the bedrock of the city’s economy, added 2,200 workers in June, boosting the sector’s total employment to 173,000.… READ MORE

Mitt Romney: Jobs data ‘kick in the gut’

July 7, 2012
Associated Press A sobering economic snapshot intensified the presidential campaign Friday, with President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney offering distinctly different views of the… READ MORE

Are new unemployment figures a boost for Obama?

February 6, 2012
By Brad Knickerbocker, Christian Science Monitor Friday’s good news on the economy – an unemployment rate that dropped to 8.3 percent in January as the economy added 243,000 jobs – might have caused the White House staff to do cartwheels. If you’re going to get blamed when things are rough, why not celebrate when they go well? But that would… READ MORE

US unemployment rate drops to 8.6%

December 3, 2011
WASHINGTON — Small businesses and startups that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years. The country added 120,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department said Friday. The economy has generated 100,000 or more jobs… READ MORE

Obama signals impatience on jobs bill

October 4, 2011
By Dave Boyer and Sean Lengell-The Washington Times President Obama said Monday he will personally lobby congressional leaders to hold a vote on his new jobs-stimulus proposal, but barely an hour later, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor once again pronounced the legislation dead as written. Both sides continue to jostle for political advantage as they search for solutions to the… READ MORE

Dismal Jobs Report Puts Policy Makers on the Spot

September 3, 2011
By SHAILA DEWAN, The New York Times August brought no increase in the number of jobs in the United States, a signal that the economy… READ MORE

Job growth rose to 151,000 last month; unemployment rate still 9.6%

November 6, 2010
By Patrice Hill-The Washington Times Job growth picked up last month to 151,000 as employers across a broad spectrum of industries added to their staff, the Labor Department reported Friday morning. While the job situation was considerably improved from the summer, when layoffs in the public sector led to overall job losses, October’s job gains were not enough to draw …

Unemployment rate stays at 9.6 percent

October 9, 2010
By Patrice Hill-The Washington Times The nation’s businesses created another 64,000 jobs last month — adding to a string of steady gains this year that… READ MORE

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