"Department of Labor"

The Last Jobs Report

October 30, 2012

Today the Department of Labor issued a statement saying, “We will assess the situation when the weather emergency is over and notify the press and public of any changes at that time,” concerning the October jobs report, the last report before the Nov. 6th elections.

August Jobs Report

September 7, 2012

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the unemployment number for August. While the unemployment dropped to 8.1%, the number was disappointing to say the least.

The Decline in Manufacturing

September 5, 2012

With the media covering the Democratic National Convention and the release of the latest jobs report this Friday, they may have missed the recent reports of a decline in manufacturing.

Once Again

June 4, 2012

Last Friday the Department of Labor released their latest jobs report. Since that moment at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, the report has sparked a conversation about the economy’s standing and its vitality for the summer.

Headed in the Wrong Direction

June 1, 2012

Today the department of labor released their latest monthly jobs report. As Keith Hall, a senior fellow at George Mason University said, “It’s just headed in the wrong direction.”

The Latest Jobs Report

May 4, 2012

Today the Department of Labor released their latest jobs report. Job growth was slow again in April, adding only 115,000 jobs to theeconomy. Private employers added 130,000 jobs while government jobs decreased by 15,000.

The Latest Unemployment Claims

April 27, 2012

On Thursday, the Department of Labor released their weekly report on the status of unemployment claims. For the third straight week, claims have been at their highest level in the last four months.