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February 1st, 2013
12:23 PM ET

Explore the January Jobs Report

The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. That's slower growth than in December, when employers hired 196,000 workers.

The unemployment rate was 7.9% in January, as 12.3 million people were counted as unemployed. Overall, hiring is barely keeping pace with population growth, and the Labor Department noted that the unemployment rate has barely changed since September.

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Filed under: State of Your Job
November 2nd, 2012
11:50 AM ET

Explore the October jobs report

The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate rose to 7.9% from 7.8% a month earlier. Friday's report is the last before Tuesday's election. Christine Romans explains how the numbers are calculated.

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October 5th, 2012
03:58 PM ET

Explore the September jobs report

Friday's monthly jobs report changed the picture of the U.S. economy in more ways than one. Christine Romans breaks down the numbers.

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Filed under: State of Your Job
September 7th, 2012
01:07 PM ET

Explore the August jobs report

(CNNMoney) The labor market lost momentum last month as job growth fell to a disappointingly slow pace. The unemployment rate also fell, as more people stopped looking for jobs.

The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 jobs in July, the Department of Labor said Friday.

Meanwhile, the unemployment ratefell to 8.1%, from 8.3% in July.

Economists polled by CNNMoney were expecting 120,000 jobs to be added in the month, and the unemployment rate to remain unchanged.

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Filed under: State of Your Job
August 3rd, 2012
04:42 PM ET

What does jobs report mean for the election?

Mark Preston says the president needs to take responsibility for the economy while Diane Swonk says both parties got into this mess together.


Filed under: State of Your Job • Your Bottom Line
August 3rd, 2012
09:29 AM ET

Explore the July jobs report

Businesses stepped up their hiring in July, but the unemployment rate ticked higher anyway.
Employers said they added 163,000 jobs in the month, according to a Labor Department report released Friday, much better than the 95,000 jobs economists had forecast.
But at the same time, the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 8.3% as households claimed they lost 195,000 jobs.

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Filed under: State of Your Job • Web Extra
July 6th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

June jobs report disappoints

The unemployment rate remained at 8.2% in June as the economy created just 80,000 jobs. CNN's Poppy Harlow breaks down the numbers.

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Filed under: State of Your Job
June 17th, 2012
03:01 PM ET

Revenge of the nerds: They've got the best jobs

Engineering and IT professions have achieved rock star status. Ainissa Ramirez explains how to get children interested in STEM fields.


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June 8th, 2012
02:06 PM ET

Fact checking the gender pay gap

Lisa Maatz joins Christine Romans to discuss the failed Paycheck Fairness Act and the pay gap between men and women.


Filed under: State of Your Job • Your Bottom Line
June 2nd, 2012
03:19 PM ET

Is two years of unemployment benefits too much?

Many long term unemployed are losing extended unemployment benefits. Bob Herbert, Stephen Moore and Christine Romans discuss.


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