U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

7:26am

Tue May 15, 2012

6:40am

Fri May 4, 2012
The Two-Way

Just 115,000 Jobs Added Last Month, But Jobless Rate Dipped To 8.1 Percent

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 7:58 am

A sign earlier this month in New York City's Queens borough.
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The nation's jobless rate edged down to 8.1 percent in April from 8.2 percent in March, but just 115,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

The job growth was well below expectations and has raised new questions about the strength of the U.S. economy.

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6:38am

Thu May 3, 2012

7:05am

Fri April 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Tame Inflation Report Gives Federal Reserve Reason To Stay Easy

Originally published on Fri April 13, 2012 7:08 am

The news that consumer prices rose a relatively modest 0.3 percent in March from February supports "the view the U.S. Federal Reserve has room to provide more support for the economy if needed," Reuters concludes. It adds that:

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4:00pm

Wed June 1, 2011
Unemployment

Metro Unemployment Numbers Fall Nationally, in Colorado

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The hiring of seasonal jobs helped pushed down unemployment rates in more than 90% of the nation’s largest cities last month. But the numbers are somewhat mixed in Colorado.

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