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Jobs Report: U.S. Employers Add 209,000 Positions

Hiring by U.S. employers slowed in July but remained robust with broad-based payroll gains, evidence of continued strength in the labor market and the broader economy. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2%. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Training a Workforce for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Jobs

It’s no secret that the American economy is changing, and some of the most in-demand skills today barely existed a generation ago. The average worker graduated high school around twenty years ago, when the personal computer was in its infancy, and only the most technical professions demanded a fluency in information technology (IT). But times […]

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John Boehner Leans On ‘Worst Pop Singer Ever’ For Talking Points On Jobs

Members of Congress often employ groan-inducing press materials in order to spread their message on any given day. There’s the cheesy Valentine’s Day greeting cards, which lawmakers tailor every year to a timely issue. Or, for example, there’s using adorable kittens to attack Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) But House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) […]

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A Closer Look at House Republicans’ Record on Jobs

Jim Manley: House Speaker John Boehner is proud of what he calls his chamber’s record of passing jobs-related measures. Never mind, apparently, that these measures go nowhere in the Senate. Full News here – Washington Wire

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The Good News About Obamacare in the June Jobs Report

Many people touted the 288,000 new jobs the Labor Department reported for June, along with the drop in the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, as good news. And they were right. For now it appears the economy is creating jobs at a decent pace. We still have a long way to go to get back […]

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The Big Picture: This Month’s Jobs Numbers

You might be seeing a lot of news about the economy creating more jobs. That's because at the beginning of every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on our country's general employment situation for the previous month — and this month's showed some good news. What's it all mean, and why […]

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Weekly Wrap Up: Team USA, 9.7 Million Jobs, and 50 Years of the Civil Rights Act

Happy Independence Day, everyone! This week, President Obama cheered on and congratulated the U.S. men's soccer team; we saw a promising jobs report for June; the President talked about planes, trains, and automobiles in a speech on infrastructure and the economy; and the Vice President reflected on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. […]

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As Jobs Surge, Hurdles Linger

The U.S. economic expansion is entering its sixth year with the best stretch of job growth in almost a decade. Beneath the shiny exterior, however, lurk soft patches that worry economists and policy makers. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Obama on Latest Jobs Report: “We Have Made Enormous Strides”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: So we're going into the 4th of July weekend and what more appropriate place to be than 1776. This is an incubator for all sorts of tech startups, a lot of them focused on social change issues, on education, on health care. And so we've got a range of entrepreneurs who are trying […]

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U.S. Adds 288,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate at 6.1%

U.S. employers added jobs at a robust clip in June, creating 288,000 new positions, a sign of improving labor-market strength as the economic recovery heads into its sixth year. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1%. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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