The number of vacant jobs in the U.S. fell to 3.84 million in March from 3.9 million the month before.
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The economy gained 165,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate was 7.5 percent. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell by 18,000 for the week that ended April 27. Get more top economic headlines inside this week’s Monday Market Rundown.
This week CNBC revealed the federal government lost $3.3 billion to fraud in its unemployment benefits program. Here is what the federal government could have used those funds for.
April 29 marks the end of the first 100 days of President Barack Obama’s second term. In recognition of this milestone, Bankrupting America adds up key numbers from the president’s first 100 days.
The U.S. economy grew 2.5 percent in the first quarter (January to March) of 2013, a reading that was below economists’ expectations.
After sequestration, 61% of Americans think Washington still needs to cut more government spending.
70% of Americans agree: a balanced budget will help our economy.
62% of Americans say cutting taxes will create jobs.
66% of Americans think cutting spending will grow the economy.