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White House: Jobs Report Confirms Continued Economic Recovery

White House: Jobs Report Confirms Continued Economic Recovery

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Friday’s jobs report showed that U.S. employers added nearly 200,000 jobs in the past month, gains that the White House calls proof of the continuing recovery from the recession that began in 2007.In a statement on Fr…

Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7% as 236K Jobs Added in February

Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7% as 236K Jobs Added in February

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 236,000 jobs to their payrolls in February, exceeding expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.Economists had anticipated seeing around 160,000 jobs added last month.The unemp…

Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.9% as 157K Jobs Added in January

Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.9% as 157K Jobs Added in January

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers kicked off 2013 by adding 157,000 jobs to their payrolls in January, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.The figures were slightly worse than had been anticipated by economists, who were exp…

Unemployment Rate Stays at 7.8% as 155K Jobs Added in December

Unemployment Rate Stays at 7.8% as 155K Jobs Added in December

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs to their payrolls in December, keeping in line with expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.Economists had anticipated seeing between 150,000 and 160,000 jobs ad…

Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7% as 146K Jobs Added in November

Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7% as 146K Jobs Added in November

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In the first monthly jobs report since Election Day, the Labor Department on Friday said U.S. employers added 146,000 jobs to their payrolls in November, exceeding expectations.Economists had anticipated only aroun…

Biden Highlights Jobs Report, Criticizes GOP over Auto Industry

Biden Highlights Jobs Report, Criticizes GOP over Auto Industry

Scott Olson/Getty Images(BELOIT, Wis.) – Speaking less than half an hour away from Rep. Paul Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Vice President Joe Biden lauded Friday’s jobs report and highlighted that the GOP vice presidential nominee wo…

US Economy Added 171,000 Jobs in October

US Economy Added 171,000 Jobs in October

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In the final monthly jobs report before Election Day, the government on Friday said the U.S. unemployment rate for October ticked up to 7.9 percent.The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported t…

Jack Welch Claims Jobs Report Suspicions Correct

Jack Welch Claims Jobs Report Suspicions Correct

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, is doubling down on his tweet last week voicing suspicion that the Obama administration is manipulating U.S. employment data for political advantage.&ld…

Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.8% as 114K Jobs Added in September

Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.8% as 114K Jobs Added in September

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 114,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, keeping in line with expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.  Economists had expected to see around 115,000 jobs added in Sep…

Another Weak Jobs Report Coming This Week?

Another Weak Jobs Report Coming This Week?

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The economy this week is likely to be dominated by Friday’s September jobs report from the Labor Department. The August survey was dismal, with just 96,000 jobs added by employers. Some economists are looki…

Jobs Report ‘Not Good Enough,’ President Obama Says

Jobs Report ‘Not Good Enough,’ President Obama Says

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(PORTSBOUTH, N.H.) — President Obama said Friday’s news that the economy added just 96,000 jobs last month was “not good enough” and that “we need to create more jobs faster” to recover from the…

Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1% as 96K Jobs Added in August

Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1% as 96K Jobs Added in August

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, falling short of expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.  Economists had expected to see around 125,000 jobs added in Augus…

Friday’s Jobs Report: Some Perspective on the Numbers

Friday’s Jobs Report: Some Perspective on the Numbers

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A  total of 96,000 jobs were added in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent, according to the Labor Department’s report released Friday. Since the beginning of 2012, the unemployment rate…

Friday’s Jobs Report: Some Perspective on the Numbers

Friday’s Jobs Report: Some Perspective on the Numbers

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A  total of 96,000 jobs were added in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent, according to the Labor Department’s report released Friday. Since the beginning of 2012, the unemployment rate…

Campaigning for Re-Election Is ‘Not Fun,’ Analyst Says

Campaigning for Re-Election Is ‘Not Fun,’ Analyst Says

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — After the speeches, flying confetti and dancing delegates of the Democratic National Convention fade, the fun is over for the Obama campaign, ABC’s political analyst Matt Dowd said Thursday on the A…

August Job Numbers: Last Ones Before Voting Begins

August Job Numbers: Last Ones Before Voting Begins

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Election Day isn’t until Nov. 6, which gives Democrats and Republicans three more monthly jobs reports to anticipate, right?Not exactly.  Although job numbers for August, September and October will be…

163,000 Jobs Added in July; Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.3%

163,000 Jobs Added in July; Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.3%

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs last month, exceeding expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.The figure is the biggest increase since February and more than double the amount of positions that…

80,000 Jobs Added in June; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 8.2%

80,000 Jobs Added in June; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 8.2%

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 80,000 jobs last month, falling short of expectations, the Labor Department announced Friday morning.Economists had expected to see around 90,000 positions added in June, higher than the 69,000 j…

Romney: Jobs Numbers a ‘Kick in the Gut’

Romney: Jobs Numbers a ‘Kick in the Gut’

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WOLFEBORO, N.H.) — Taking an unscheduled break from his week-long vacation in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney told reporters on Friday that a lackluster U.S. job growth report for June was “another kick in the gut to middle cl…

White House Says Employment Not Growing Fast Enough

White House Says Employment Not Growing Fast Enough

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Image(WASHINGTON) — Reacting to Friday morning’s jobs report, the White House said the economy is continuing to heal, but that “much more remains to be done to repair the damage from the financial crisis.&…

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