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Unemployed in America : Business
30,000 construction jobs were added in December 2012 — the most since September 2011.

December jobs report: 155,000 new jobs, unemployment stays at 7.8 percent

The employment picture continues to improve, but Congress' budget battles remain a source of concern

 
Unemployed in America : Controversy
The young, unemployed woman behind the "binders full of women" tumblr has already been contacted about several jobs.

The unemployed 23-year-old behind the 'binders full of women' meme

Veronica De Souza was laid off mere hours before the debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama, but she's certainly high-profile now

 
Unemployed in America : Opinion Brief
A new employment report suggests that even more people are back on the job than previously thought.

Has the jobless rate actually collapsed to 7.3 percent?

Skeptics accused the Obama administration of cooking unemployment data when the rate dropped to 7.8 percent. Now Gallup says it's even lower

 
Unemployed in America : Twitter Take
Former GE CEO Jack Welch in 2009: The business titan claims the positive September jobs numbers are a politically-motivated ploy.

'Jobs report truthers': The conspiracy theorists who claim the unemployment report is bogus

Watch out, birthers. There's another wild theory taking hold of the internet — and it's already won the endorsement of Jack Welch

 
Unemployed in America : The List
President Obama must be smiling today: For the first time in his presidency, the unemployment rate is as low was it was the month he took office.

The unexpectedly positive September jobs report: 4 takeaways

The unemployment rate falls below 8 percent for the first time in 44 months. Will that change the debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney?

 
Unemployed in America : The List
A San Francisco clothing store hunts for new workers: Since President Obama took office, the U.S. economy has added 125,000 more jobs than it has lost.

America's unexpected addition of 386,000 more jobs: 4 takeaways

The feds revise a year's worth of jobs numbers, and for the first time, we can definitively say that more jobs have been created than lost on Obama's watch

 
Unemployed in America : The List
A job seeker holds a flier before meeting with a recruiter during a San Francisco job fair on July 10: The economy added 163,000 jobs in July.

The surprisingly strong July jobs report: 5 takeaways

The U.S. economy added 163,000 jobs last month — far more than expected, but not enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising to 8.3 percent

 
Unemployed in America : Opinion Brief
A New York Times writer proposes a co-ed draft that would put all young adults to work for 18 months, a plan that could easily be labeled "communist" by conservative critics.

America's jobs crisis: Is reviving the draft the answer?

A New York Times writer sparks controversy by proposing an 18-month national service requirement that would put every young American to work

 
Unemployed in America : The List
Applicants wait to enter a June job fair in New York City: The U.S. economy added just 80,000 jobs in June, falling short of six-figure expectations.

The disappointing June jobs report: 4 takeaways

Employers created more jobs than they did in May, but not enough to make a dent in the unemployment rate

 
Unemployed in America : The List
A man peruses paperwork at a New York City job fair in April: May's feeble economic growth and increased jobless rate bode ill for Obama's reelection chances.

May's disastrous jobs report: 5 takeaways

The economy added only a dribble of jobs last month — depressingly stark evidence that the labor market just can't get out of its rut

 
Unemployed in America : The List
The jobless rate fell to 8.1 percent in April, but President Obama will still almost certainly be heading into the November election with a relatively high unemployment rate.

April's disappointing jobs report: 6 takeaways

The unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent, but the economy adds only a meager 115,000 jobs, fueling concerns that the recovery is stalling once again

 
Unemployed in America : Analysis
President Obama's confidence in the economy may have been a bit premature. Many new jobs are temporary, and workers are earning less.

3 ways the job market is still in trouble

The latest unemployment report was hailed as evidence that the economy had finally turned the corner. But are the headlines masking the true picture?

 
Unemployed in America : The List
President Obama visits a truck manufacturing plant Wednesday: The economy added 227,000 jobs in February, the third straight month with a 200,000-plus gain.

February's 'terrific' jobs report: 6 takeaways

The unemployment rate holds steady at 8.3 percent, even as the economy notches its best six-month run since 2006

 
Unemployed in America : Burning Question
Job seekers at a Colorado employment fair: Congress extended unemployment benefits, but controversially mandated drug-testing for certain applicants.

Unemployment benefits: Should drug testing be required?

Under new legislation, the jobless will have to undergo drug testing in certain cases. If Republicans had gotten their way, it would have been all cases

 
Unemployed in America : Opinion Brief
President Obama talks up his jobs plan at the construction site of a new Intel plant in Arizona: The U.S. economy unexpectedly gained a whopping 243,000 jobs in January.

The 'unequivocally strong' January jobs report

Employers go on an unexpected hiring spree in January, pushing the unemployment rate to its lowest point in three years. But is all the news good?

 
Unemployed in America : The List
Temporary construction on Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park: In December, the construction industry added jobs for the first time since 2006.

The 'heartening' December jobs report: 5 takeaways

The feds announce that 200,000 jobs were added to the economy last month, surpassing forecasts and adding momentum to the economic recovery

 
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