President Obama, for one, is encouraged by the latest economic numbers. Employers added 227,000 jobs in February – the third straight month in which more than 200,000 jobs were added to the economy – keeping the unemployment rate steady at 8.3 percent. Another good sign in the new Labor Department report was an uptick in the manufacturing sector, which was behind of 31,000 of the jobs added last month.
Employers added more than 200,000 jobs in April for the third straight month, the biggest hiring spree in five years. But the unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in part because some people resumed looking for work. Read Post
Suzy Khimm summarizes today’s jobs report: The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.2%. It was the sixth straight month that the economy added more than 200,000 jobs, suggesting that ... Read Post
The U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February, with the unemployment rate steady at 8.3%, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reuters: "Employment grew solidly for a third straight month in February, a sign the economic recovery was ... Read Post