A glass half-full or emptying fast? Depends on who you listened to Friday as President Barack Obama and certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney described the July jobs report at competing public appearances.
President Barack Obama downplayed a weak jobs report Friday as he wrapped up a two-day bus tour to critical states in the November election, while Republicans pounced on the news to declare the president's policies have failed.
Unemployment was on the minds of President Barack Obama and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Saturday, as they delivered weekly addresses calling for leadership and action to put people back to work.
President Obama responds to the latest jobs report numbers saying a million new jobs were created in last 6 months.
The nation's smallest businesses continued to add jobs in February, but they were mostly for low-wage work, according to a report released Monday. Small employers created 45,000 new jobs in February, according to payroll processing firm Intuit, which analyzes monthly employment data from 70,000 businesses with less than 20 workers.
American employers substantially stepped up their hiring in January, bringing the unemployment rate down for the fifth month in a row.
Will investors, consumers and politicians be singing "Take this jobs report and shove it!" come Friday morning?
"Hire more workers" appears to be a popular New Year's resolution for employers this year.
With a coal-fired power plant in the background, an environmental group released a report Tuesday disputing any link between tighter anti-pollution laws and a loss of jobs.
"Businesses adding jobs" is a headline every elected official loves to read. Sadly, it's one that's getting harder and harder to find because of a policy and regulatory landscape that makes it increasingly difficult for businesses to see why and where creating new jobs makes sense.
Rick Perry's first campaign ad kicks off with a promise.
Democrats and Republicans tried to force versions of a jobs bill through the Senate late Thursday, but both fell short of the 60 votes they would have needed to bring their proposals to the floor.
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says President Obama's jobs bill is "absolutely critical" and must pass Congress.
Texas Governor Rick Perry likes to brag that his state is an economic powerhouse.
America's first significant patent reform in six decades is close to becoming law: It passed Congress on Thursday and President Obama has declared that he will sign the bill.
House Speaker John Boehner drew a line in the sand on taxes on Thursday, saying that a special debt committee tasked with cutting at least $1.2 trillion from federal deficits shouldn't consider tax hikes.
Sarah Palin's got one. So does Jon Huntsman, while Michele Bachmann is starting to discuss hers in detail. Mitt Romney's going to show his Tuesday, followed by President Barack Obama on Thursday.
CNN's Susan Hendricks talks to Errol Louis about what the president needs to say this week in his speech.
Mitt Romney's jobs plan calls for lower corporate taxes, trade sanctions on China and repealing the health care bill.
Standing under a banner that read "Day One, Job One," former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney unveiled his jobs plan Tuesday with a pledge to take steps on his first day as president to undo what he called failed economic policies of the Obama administration.
Facing low approval ratings and constant Republican criticism as his re-election campaign starts up, President Barack Obama challenged Congress on Thursday night to put the good of the nation over political benefit and pass a huge jobs plan he proposed.
President Obama has passed 17 tax breaks and credits for small businesses. But when it comes to job creation, they don't add up to much.
Despite non-stop criticism from Republicans, the Obama administration's efforts to help the economy has created jobs.
With job creation taking center stage in American politics, the oil industry Wednesday made a pitch for drilling more widely. With looser restrictions, the industry says it could deliver 1.4 million new jobs, boost tax rolls by $800 billion, and increase domestic energy production almost 50%.
Don't look to August for a robust jobs recovery. According to a report out Wednesday, the U.S. economy added jobs during the month, but not nearly at the momentum seen earlier this year.
President Barack Obama will unveil a new job growth package in a speech to be delivered in early September, a senior administration official told CNN Wednesday.
Right after Labor Day, President Obama will speak to the nation about the labor situation, a senior administration official told CNN on Wednesday.
Warren Buffett is once again begging Congress to tax him more.
Howard Kurtz and Wayne Slater discuss Rick Perry's decision to run for president in 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry enters the presidential race with one big advantage and one big impediment. The advantage: his record of job creation in Texas. His impediment? His record of job creation in Texas.
Texas has created a lot of jobs over the 10 years that Rick Perry's been governor -- there's no doubt about it.
The job market hit a major roadblock last month, as hiring slowed to a crawl and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose. The economy gained just 18,000 jobs in June, the government reported Friday, sharply missing most expectations and coming in even weaker than the paltry 25,000 jobs added in May.
Commentary: Mark Luschini is the chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott.
We get to know the Governor of Texas, because where else can you shoot a coyote while jogging?
When it comes to jobs, the hypocrisy of Republicans is working overtime.
Psssh. That's the sound of the air being sucked out of the job recovery.
While the overall job market was crippled by the effects of the Great Recession, some sectors never stopped hiring.
The jobs recovery picked up speed in April, as business payrolls swelled and the unemployment rate rose as more people returned to the workforce.
Improvements in the job market may finally be taking hold, as strong business hiring last month brought the unemployment rate down to its lowest level in two years. The economy gained 216,000 jobs in the month. That's better than the gain of 180,000 predicted by economists surveyed by CNNMoney, and also a significant improvement over the 194,000 jobs added in February.
A pickup of 216,000 jobs in March is good news for President Obama's bid to keep his own job.
Job creation was much weaker in the Great Recession than in previous downturns -- partly because startups were harder hit this time around. The rate of job creation among all types of firms hit a 29-year low from March 2008 to March 2009, according to a report released Wednesday by the Kauffman Foundation.
Small businesses have ramped up their hiring in recent months, fueled by a recovering economy and more optimistic business owners.
President Obama called a new team of business and labor leaders to the White House Thursday to brainstorm about how to create jobs and boost the economic recovery.
There are two problems with the jobs recovery to date. Employers haven't added enough jobs. And those they have added aren't particularly good ones.
The American Petroleum Institute has a message to Congress as it starts work Wednesday: Open more areas for drilling and we will create more jobs for the American people.
Negative surprises are never welcome, yet there is a chance that the bleak November jobs report could be good for the economy. That is, if Washington wakes up to take urgent action.
The elections and the Fed's quantitative announcement are finally in the rear view mirror. Now the real fun begins. It's time for investors to get ready for the latest report on the job market.
Congress has stripped the jobs bill of the reinvestment in America's infrastructure that would put people back to work and make the country more prosperous in the long run.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP rival Sharron Angle debate health care, Social Security and taxes.
The debate in the nation's marquee Senate race was probably the dullest thing that happened in Las Vegas on Thursday night.
The government's monthly payrolls report on Friday provided plenty of fodder for politicians on either side of the aisle ahead of the Nov. 2 elections.
President Obama put a positive spin on the Labor Department's new jobs report Friday, noting the country has now had nine straight months of private sector job growth.
Business hiring is picking up, but not enough to make up for the massive losses of temporary government jobs.
The Obama administration will push for letting tax cuts for wealthy Americans expire while extending them for the rest of the nation, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said.
CNN's Candy Crowley talks to Mort Zuckerman and Steve Forbes about letting tax cuts for the rich expire.
Although the job market today is improving, there are still 15 million unemployed people in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A flood of temporary Census workers in May led to the biggest jump in jobs in ten years, the government reported Friday.
Last Friday, the House passed and sent to the Senate a jobs bill that was scaled down in an effort to control the cost.
In another sign that the recovery in the U.S. economy is taking hold, employers added significantly more jobs to payrolls in April, according to a government report released Friday.
The number of Americans filing initial claims for unemployment insurance fell for the third straight week, according to weekly government data released Thursday.
Three separate jobs reports released Wednesday signaled that the nation's employment picture may finally be brightening, and hinted that a government report due at week's end could show strong gains.
President Obama remarks on recent unemployment numbers at a stop in Charlotte, North Carolina.
President Obama and his GOP critics engaged in a war of spin Friday over news that the economy had added 162,000 jobs in March.
The long nightmare of job losses appears to be just about over.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said he expects the unemployment rate to remain "unacceptably high" for a long time, even as the economy recovers and job growth slowly resumes.
The Senate on Wednesday approved a wide-ranging bill that would push back the deadline to file for extended unemployment insurance until year-end and extends dozens of expired tax breaks.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seized on the falling unemployment rate Friday as evidence of Democratic-led success in reversing the economic downturn.
Senate Democrats are expected to take up President Obama's call and start rolling out their job creation package by week's end.
As the new evangelist for entrepreneurship, President Obama is finally on the right track. Mentioning "small business" 14 times in his State of the Union address last week, he pledged to increase small business lending and provide tax incentives to jump-start new jobs.
Boosting employment tops the to-do list in Washington this year.
What if, at once, we could create millions of new jobs, greatly reduce the federal deficit and dampen the financial speculation that almost destroyed our economy?
Now we'll never know just how many jobs were funded by the $787 billion stimulus program.
So much for, to paraphrase President Gerald Ford, our long national economic nightmare being over.
Employers once again slashed a substantial number jobs off their payrolls in December, according to a disappointing report from the government Friday. But there was a small glimmer of hope as well.
If you're a Democratic political adviser right now, you've got one major question heading into the 2010 midterm elections: Do voters worry more about the skyrocketing deficit or high unemployment?
President Obama is trying yet again to throw a lifeline to small companies, this time zooming in on tax cuts for small business hiring and investment as a way to spark job creation.
President Obama on Tuesday outlined a broad new proposal to try to spur jobs and give more help to Main Street consumers and businesses.
President Obama is expected to announce Tuesday that he wants Congress to redirect a certain portion of leftover Wall Street bailout funds toward job creation measures, White House officials told CNN.
With rising unemployment stymying the president's economic revival plans, the Obama administration is huddling with business leaders, academics and other experts Thursday to find a way to jumpstart hiring.
The largest stimulus program in the nation's history has created or saved just over 640,000 jobs, the Obama administration said Friday.
The economy is not out of the woods, and Congress is feeling pressure to do something about it.
Stimulus may have created or saved 640,000 jobs so far, but many of those positions were never intended to last.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in an effort sure to rankle Democrats, is launching a multi-million dollar media blitz to promote job growth and raise alarm bells at what it sees as dangerous economic policies.
Is the largest one-time economic recovery effort in U.S. history creating jobs?
In a recent CNN commentary entitled "Green jobs: hope or hype?" Samuel Sherraden argues that green job creation will be insufficient to bring America out of recession. But Sherraden narrowly defines green as a "sector," and fails to see its potential as a strategy for the revitalization of the entire economy.
In today's uncertain job market, even the jobs once marked as "recession-proof" are not as safe as we thought. So where should you focus your job search?
President Obama says innovation and investment in new technology will create new jobs.
The economy continues to hemorrhage jobs at an alarming rate.
The small businesses sector in December suffered its largest one-month jobs decline in at least a decade, according to an employment report by payroll processor ADP, which estimates that small companies shed 281,000 jobs last month.
When it comes to stagnating wages, Barack Obama and John McCain agree on one thing: Americans are suffering. And that's about all they agree on.
Small businesses drove much of the employment growth in July, according to a report released Wednesday by payroll manager Automatic Data Processing. Firms with fewer than 50 workers added 50,000 new non-farm jobs to the private sector this month, which offset the 41,000 jobs dropped at medium and large companies.
Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama are focusing on the economy Monday and telling voters that they offer the better solution when it comes to creating jobs.
Senators McCain and Obama attack each other's tax policies.
CNN's Todd Benjamin asks Paul Donovan and James Shugg what is in store for the economy in 2008.
The labor market is expected to end 2007 with a whimper, but even that modest forecast could be seen as "the good old days," since monthly job losses may become common in the year ahead, according to economists.
Currency strategist Kevin Gayateng on U.S. employment and its impact on the U.S. economy.
Economists aren't worried about job losses any longer, but sluggish growth looks like it's here to stay.
To hear environmentalists tell it, investing in renewable energy won't just provide a clean source of power, it will create an explosion of new jobs.
The Florida real estate market is taking a hit, as Headline News' Jennifer Westhoven reports.
The big and unexpected job loss in August shook economists and investors, and while the September report due Friday is expected to show a hiring rebound, job seekers should still be nervous.
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