Unemployment Fell In Half Of US States In May Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii.
US Home Prices Rise By Almost 11 Percent, Most Since 2006 U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006.
Survey: Americans Felt More Secure In Their Jobs In 2012Confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level from its record low after the Great Recession, a trend that could help boost the economy.
US Unemployment Aid Applications Jump to 385,000The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose to a four-month high last week, although the increase partly reflects seasonal distortions around the spring holidays.
Nearly 340,000 Seek Weekly US Unemployment Benefits, A 5-Year Record LowThe number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, and the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.
Federal Reserve Projects High Unemployment Into 2015The Federal Reserve foresees unemployment remaining high into 2015, suggesting it will keep short-term interest rates near record lows at least until then.
US Unemployment Aid Applications Fall To 341,000 The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell by 27,000 last week, an indication that hiring could improve.
Study: 73 Percent Of Americans Personally Affected By Job LossesThe Great Recession personally affected a vast majority of Americans with 56 percent of a study saying they have less money in savings than they did before the economic decline.
Jobless Americans Pay Millions In Unnecessary Card Fees Collecting Unemployment Jobless Americans are paying millions in unnecessary fees to collect unemployment benefits because of state policies encouraging them to get the money through bank-issued payment cards, according to a new report from a consumer group.
Krugman: America Faces Job Crisis, Not 'Fiscal Cliff' CrisisNew York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman writes that Americans are not facing a fiscal crisis, they are really facing a job crisis.
Study: Unemployment Higher Among Single PeopleA newly released report indicates that those who are single are far more likely to be unemployed than those who are in relationships.
Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy TheoryThere is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama's birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.
Opinion: Ten Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The ElectionToday, Republicans feel a combination of confusion, disbelief, and anger as to how a slim majority of Americans can possibly want four more years of the Obama administration in the White House. To many, it seems inconceivable that people want to take a chance on more of the same.
Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race RelationsUnfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.
Opinion: President Obama Says Vote For RevengeOn Friday, President Barack Obama told his supporters at a campaign rally – inside a public high school, no less – to vote for revenge!