U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

5:00am

Thu October 31, 2013
Agriculture

Dreaming Beyond The Slaughterhouse

Binh Hua (left) and My Nguyen, both 18, work in the Garden City Community College chemistry lab. The two best friends graduated from high school in three years and after community college, plan to go on to universities.
Credit Peggy Lowe / Harvest Public Media

6:46am

Tue October 22, 2013
Jobs Report

Fewer Jobs Than Expected In Sept., But Jobless Rate Fell

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 10:20 am

People looking for work were filling out applications earlier this month at a career fair in Emeryville, Calif.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The nation's jobless rate ticked down to 7.2 percent in September from 7.3 percent in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

But just 148,000 were added to public and private payrolls. That's below the 180,000 economists expected. It's yet another sign that job growth remains soft.

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6:42am

Fri September 6, 2013
Business

Jobless Rate Ticks Down To 7.3 Percent; 169,000 Jobs Added

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 12:30 pm

A recruiter for Cigna greets a job seeker at a career fair in Philadelphia over the summer.
Mark Makela Reuters /Landov

The nation's jobless rate dipped to 7.3 percent in August from 7.4 percent in July as 169,000 jobs were added to public and private payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated Friday morning.

The figures were roughly in line with what economists had been expecting to hear.

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6:57am

Fri July 12, 2013
The Two-Way

On The Economy: Inflation Accelerates; Fed Rumors Rise

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 10:55 am

A surge in prices at the pump fueled inflation in June.
Jonathan Fickies Landov

The morning's major economic news:

-- Inflation. Wholesale prices rose 0.8 percent in June from May, fueled by a 2.9 percent surge in the price of energy products, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. As drivers can confirm, a 7.2 percent jump in the cost of gasoline was responsible for most of that boost.

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6:50am

Fri July 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Better Than Expected Job Growth In June

Originally published on Fri July 5, 2013 8:48 am

At a job fair in Los Angeles last month, job seekers filled out applications.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

More jobs were created last month than economists had expected, but the unemployment rate held steady.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that employers added 195,000 jobs to public and private payrolls. That's better than the gain of 165,000 that forecasters had predicted.

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