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The unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent from 7.9 in October, and 146,000 jobs were added to the economy. But the first number is from...

As John Steele Gordon noted, the unemployment rate ticked up slightly last month, but it’s still just below 8 percent -- a psychological barrier that...

The Sunday talk shows are, not surprisingly, spending a lot of time on the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that...

A friend who works as a very very high-level consultant writes: One of the things my shop does is create forecasting models for clients—major firms like...

Something seemed awfully funny about the jobs numbers this morning and it seems I’m not the only one by a long shot who thought so....

The confusing but mildly promising jobs report today—stats say an anemic 114,000 jobs were created, but the "household survey" says 873,000 more people found work...

It is telling that our expectations are so low these days that the latest dismal jobs report issued by the U.S. Labor Department is being...

The Romney campaign made public a memo from their pollster intended to buck up the spirits of activists discouraged by the release of polls over...

The White House spins today’s grim August jobs report (which John Steele Gordon details below), calling it “further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing...

There’s something for everyone in this morning’s jobs report. Democrats will point to the reported 163,000 new jobs last month, double June’s dismal 80,000 (which was...

With a sinking economy and few accomplishments to his credit, President Obama has been doing the only thing an incumbent in his position can do: trash...

President Obama’s response to the latest dismal federal jobs report was as predictable as it was weak. Speaking on his bus tour of Ohio, he...