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Where, oh where, are all of America’s missing workers?

Where, oh where, are all of America’s missing workers?

The unemployment rate has been on a slow downward trajectory since the recession ended nearly five years ago. While the overall jobless level has dropped to non-recession levels, the number…

Obama touts overhaul of overtime rules

Obama touts overhaul of overtime rules

President Barack Obama says it’s not right that businesses that treat their employees fairly can be undercut by competitors who don’t. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama is…

Boehner doesn’t like Senate unemployment deal

Boehner doesn’t like Senate unemployment deal

House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he thinks a bipartisan Senate deal to renew expired benefits for the long-term unemployed isn’t feasible, a remark that suggested the agreement is in…

Senate deal reached on unemployment

Senate deal reached on unemployment

A bipartisan deal to renew long-term jobless benefits for more than 2 million Americans was reached on Thursday by a group of 10 U.S. senators, five Democrats and five Republicans.…

For men, the future doesn’t look too good

For men, the future doesn’t look too good

If you’re an American man you’re more likely to be unemployed than your female counterparts. Today more than 4.3 million Americans are considered “long-term unemployed” — out of work for…

Unemployment fight first battle of an election year

Unemployment fight first battle of an election year

The struggle in Washington over whether to renew expired jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed is as much about providing aid to 1.3 million out-of-work Americans as it is about…

Unemployment benefits end Saturday for 1.3 million

Unemployment benefits end Saturday for 1.3 million

More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the…

Drop in US unemployment drives up world stocks

Drop in US unemployment drives up world stocks

Global stock markets were mostly higher Monday as signs of U.S. economic recovery offset concerns that the Federal Reserve may reduce its monetary stimulus this month. In Europe, Britain’s FTSE…

Employers stepped up hiring amid fiscal cliff turmoil

Employers stepped up hiring amid fiscal cliff turmoil

U.S. employers likely kept hiring last month at a modest but steady pace, despite tense negotiations that pushed the economy to the brink of the fiscal cliff. Economists forecast that…

Unemployed and uncounted: Out of work and out of hope

Unemployed and uncounted: Out of work and out of hope

When Daniel McCune graduated from college three years ago, he was optimistic his good grades would earn him a job as an intelligence analyst with the government. With a Bachelor…

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