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Jobs report

The monthly jobs reports have not been very good in recent months, and the September figures are downright dismal. While economists were predicting 200,000 new...
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Marco Rubio has thus far failed to satisfactorily neutralize his primary liability ahead of the 2016 general election should he become the Republican Party’s nominee:...

The April jobs report, which showed 223,000 net new jobs, was a distinct improvement on the dismal March report (which was revised further downward to...

If I asked you to which economic class you believe you belong, statistics tell me you’re probably going to say “middle class.” If I asked...

The unemployment picture darkened unexpectedly last month, with a mere 126,000 jobs created, the smallest job gain since December 2013. Economists had been expecting about...

The American economy created 295,000 jobs in February, well above the 230,000 predicted. The unemployment rate dropped from 5.7 percent to 5.5 percent. January’s jobs number...

The monthly jobs report came in stronger than expected this morning, with 257,000 new jobs in January, above the estimate of 237,000. In addition, the...

In the last couple of days, two quotes from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made the rounds. Neither quote was particularly noteworthy in itself, but the...

The American economy added 252,000 jobs in December, slightly above economists’ estimate of 242,000 jobs. The number of jobs created in October was revised upward to...

The country got an early Christmas present today from the Commerce Department, when it revised its estimate of GDP growth in the third quarter upwards to a...

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Scott Clement write about a new Washington Post-ABC News poll: Republican victories in the midterm elections have translated into an...

The American economy showed definite signs of life last month. While the unemployment rate stayed steady at 5.8 percent, the country added 320,000 jobs in...