Job Numbers

The Brian Lehrer Show

Convention Wrap-Up and Jobs Numbers

Friday, September 07, 2012

Jeff Greenfield, co-host of PBS's "Need to Know", Yahoo! News  columnist, and Heidi Moore, New York bureau chief and Wall Street correspondent for Marketplace, discuss the conventions and this morning's jobs numbers.

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New Jersey News

NJ Jobless Rate Spikes, Putting the ‘Comeback’ in Doubt

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Jersey's unemployment rate jumped from 9.6 to 9.8 percent in July, a level not seen since the 1970s according to the state's Department of Labor. The latest number is being used by Democrats to counter Gov. Chris Christie's claim the state is on a "comeback."

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Why the Job Numbers Aren't As Bad as You Think

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The worst thing that can happen is for people to just up and quit looking for work. It's not a big change, but seeing the labor participation rate go up from 63.6 percent to 63.8 percent is a small step in the right direction.

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Latest Jobless Numbers Released

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Joblessness rose in New York City, was flat in New York State, and went down in New Jersey last month.

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The Takeaway

Economy: 230,000 Jobs Added in March

Friday, April 01, 2011

Private employers, the backbone of the economy, drove nearly all of the gains last month, adding 230,000 new jobs. This comes on top of the 240,000 added in February and was the first time private hiring topped 200,000 in back-to-back months since 2006. There was good news about unemployment numbers too, as the unemployment rate dipped from 8.9 percent in February to 8.8 percent in March. The rate has fallen a full percentage point over the last four months, the sharpest drop since 1983. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, analyzes the news.


The Takeaway

Jobs Numbers Up: Good News?

Friday, April 01, 2011

Although 230,000 jobs have been added and the unemployment rate has dropped, we're not seeing an increase in average hourly earnings. What does this mean for the economy? The Wall Street Journal's "Ahead of the Tape" columnist, Kelly Evans, explains what this means for Americans who are still struggling economically as food and energy costs continue to go up.


The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jobs Numbers

Monday, February 07, 2011

Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the Department of Labor's new jobs report released last Friday.

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