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CNN Fact Check: Lower unemployment in GOP-led states?updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 16:15:00

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday night tried to sell the American public on the virtues of having the GOP in charge of states.

Romney blasts Obama on jobs report, says he paid taxesupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 14:42:00

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.

CNNMoney: Upbeat jobs report to boost stocksupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 09:00:00

Stocks were headed for a higher open Friday as investors welcomed a stronger-than-expected July jobs report.

Obama defends tax planupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 08:06:00

President Obama stops in Iowa to defend his plan to keep Bush-era tax cuts for people making under $250,000 a year.

Obama's running out of excuses on economyupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 08:06:00

The White House is running out of time, and ideas, for turning the economy around before the fall elections.

Obama downplays weak jobs report; Romney blames himupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 13:45:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks weaken after jobs reportupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 09:00:00

U.S. stock markets were poised to open lower as the government's monthly jobs report came in lower than expected.

Unemployment leads Obama, GOP weekly addressesupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 06:19:00

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.

Don't pull plug on the long-term unemployedupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 08:40:00

Anyone who has ever been unemployed understands that unemployment insurance is a lifeline for the jobless and their families. But that lifeline is now slipping away for the long-term unemployed, as cuts to federal unemployment extensions enacted by Congress earlier this year gradually take hold.

Obama: Million jobs added in 6 monthsupdated: Sat May 05 2012 10:04:00

President Obama responds to the latest jobs report numbers saying a million new jobs were created in last 6 months.

Jobs report crucial to presidential election outcomeupdated: Sat May 05 2012 10:04:00

Hands down, it's the most important monthly economic report in the race for the White House.

CNNMoney: S&P ends worst week of 2012updated: Fri May 04 2012 17:14:00

U.S. stocks sold off Friday, ending the week lower, after a government report showed that employers added fewer-than-expected jobs in April.

CNNMoney: Jobs report leaves investors flatupdated: Fri May 04 2012 08:48:00

A disappointing jobs report appeared to leave investors uncertain about what to do Friday, as U.S. stocks appeared poised for a mixed or flat open.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to rise, bolstered by jobs reportupdated: Thu May 03 2012 09:10:00

U.S. stock futures moved higher Thursday morning, bolstered by a better-than-expected jobless claims report, ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report.

CNNMoney: Stocks mixed on earnings, jobs dataupdated: Wed May 02 2012 16:43:00

U.S. stocks ended mixed Wednesday as investors digested a weak private-sector jobs report and mostly upbeat corporate results.

'War over women' kicks off Obama-Romney raceupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 19:22:00

President Barack Obama and his certain Republican opponent in November, Mitt Romney, shifted to full general election mode Wednesday, portraying each other as threats to future American progress as their campaigns engaged in a "war over women" indicative of what to expect for the next seven months.

CNNMoney: Will Obama break even on jobs?updated: Mon Apr 09 2012 16:50:00

The job market is getting better, but it's far from healed. Will President Obama be able to turn things around in time to save his own job?

CNNMoney: Jobs report was bad. But not QE3 bad.updated: Fri Apr 06 2012 12:33:00

There was nothing good about the Good Friday jobs report. But was the slowdown in hiring in March bad enough for the Federal Reserve to once again consider more stimulus for the economy?

CNNMoney: Federal Reserve perks up on jobs but holds tight on policyupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 15:19:00

The Federal Reserve sounds a bit more upbeat about the job market and the global economy, but still the central bank is erring on the side of caution.

CNNMoney: February jobs report: Unemployment holds amid solid hiringupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 11:23:00

Hiring remained strong in February, fueling optimism about the recovery.

CNNMoney: Small businesses are adding low-wage jobsupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 10:30:00

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.

CNNMoney: Eurozone unemployment rate at 10.7%updated: Thu Mar 01 2012 14:07:00

Widespread joblessness in Greece and Spain pushed the unemployment rate in the eurozone to the worst level since the currency was introduced in 1999.

CNNMoney: How to save U.S. manufacturing jobsupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 10:07:00

Howard Wial is a fellow for the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.

CNNMoney: Dow at 4-year high, Nasdaq hits 11-year highupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 16:30:00

U.S. stocks rallied Friday, as investors cheered a much stronger-than-expected jobs report.

CNNMoney: Stealth jobs boom: 6 months, 2 million jobsupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 12:52:00

Companies are saying the job market is getting better. Workers are saying it's already kicked into high gear.

CNNMoney: Jobs: Obama not out of the woods yetupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 12:26:00

The January jobs report contains a slew of numbers that are likely to put a twinkle in the eye of Obama campaign staffers.

CNNMoney: January jobs report: Hiring ramps up, unemployment fallsupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 10:27:00

American employers substantially stepped up their hiring in January, bringing the unemployment rate down for the fifth month in a row.

CNNMoney: Claims for first-time unemployment benefits fallupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 09:27:00

First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign of more gradual improvement in the job market.

CNNMoney: Job market is getting better, but ...updated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:18:00

Will investors, consumers and politicians be singing "Take this jobs report and shove it!" come Friday morning?

Truth Squad: Obama touts job creation recordupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 01:44:00

President Barack Obama discussed job numbers before and after he took office during Tuesday night's State of the Union address.

CNNMoney: Jobless claims: Lowest level in nearly 4 yearsupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 09:56:00

Initial jobless claims fell to their lowest level in nearly four years, another sign of improvement in the long-suffering labor market.

CNNMoney: Stocks end mostly lower despite upbeat jobs reportupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 08:02:00

U.S. stocks ended mostly lower Friday as worries about Europe's debt crisis dampened enthusiasm over a better-than-expected report on U.S. payrolls.

CNNMoney: December jobs report: Hiring up, unemployment downupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 14:08:00

American employers stepped up their hiring in December, bringing the unemployment rate down again.

CNNMoney: Stocks: All about jobsupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 09:13:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Friday, following a stronger-than-expected jobs report.

CNNMoney: 2011: Happy New Job!updated: Fri Jan 06 2012 05:45:00

"Hire more workers" appears to be a popular New Year's resolution for employers this year.

CNNMoney: Unemployment soars for architectsupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 13:02:00

If you want the best odds of getting a job after graduation, don't major in architecture.

Environmentalists cite report in disputing 'job-killer' claimsupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 16:14:00

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.

CNNMoney: Initial jobless claims fall to lowest level since April 2008updated: Thu Dec 22 2011 08:56:00

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to their lowest level since April 2008, boosting optimism in the job market.

CNNMoney: Unemployment claims drop to 9-month lowupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 09:32:00

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to a nine-month low, signaling a bright spot in the tough employment environment.

What's stopping job creation? Too much regulationupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 08:22:00

"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.

CNNMoney: Jobs growth nice. But show us the money!updated: Mon Dec 05 2011 07:48:00

The job market is showing some signs of life. And that's of course a good thing. It's just too bad that people still aren't making enough money to keep up with the fact that the cost of almost everything is getting more expensive.

CNNMoney: 8.6% unemployment rate won't help Obama (much)updated: Sat Dec 03 2011 21:26:00

The November jobs report contains some undeniably good news for President Obama, but the White House should keep the champagne on ice for now.

CNNMoney: Men best women in scramble for new jobsupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 15:28:00

In November, men got jobs. Women stopped looking.

CNNMoney: November jobs report: Hiring up, unemployment downupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 14:41:00

Hiring accelerated in November, and unemployment unexpectedly plummeted to its lowest rate in nearly three years.

CNNMoney: Unemployment filings top key 400,000 levelupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 08:47:00

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose again last week to their highest level in a month.

CNNMoney: Job reports paint positive picture before U.S. dataupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 14:27:00

Private-sector payrolls surged and planned job cuts eased in November, indicating some improvement in the job market and raising hopes for the government employment report due later this week.

CNNMoney: October jobs report: Unemployment rate dipsupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 11:51:00

American employers reported slower hiring last month, but a falling unemployment rate showed the job market may actually be gaining strength.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Jobs data disappointsupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 09:06:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a slightly lower open Friday following a disappointing jobs report.

CNNMoney: Jobs data improve in Octoberupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 09:54:00

Automatic Data Processing, a payroll-processing firm, said Wednesday that private-sector employers added 110,000 jobs in October, while outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported a decline in job cuts.

CNNMoney: Rick Perry's jobs promise not big enoughupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 17:17:00

Rick Perry's first campaign ad kicks off with a promise.

Senate blocks votes on jobs billsupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 06:14:00

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 chair: Obama jobs bill 'critical'updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 06:14:00

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says President Obama's jobs bill is "absolutely critical" and must pass Congress.

CNNMoney: Poverty grows in Rick Perry's Texasupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 18:19:00

Texas Governor Rick Perry likes to brag that his state is an economic powerhouse.

Truth Squad: Has Texas created jobs as America was losing them?updated: Thu Oct 13 2011 12:28:00

At Tuesday night's debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire Texas Governor Rick Perry credited his leadership for the creation of jobs in Texas as the rest of the country was shedding many more.

UK unemployment highest in 17 years updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 06:12:00

Unemployment in the UK has risen by 114,000 to 2.57m, its highest level for 17 years, as the country's painfully slow recovery from recession takes its toll on the labour market.

CNNMoney: Stocks post gains for the weekupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 17:09:00

U.S. stocks ended a strong week on a low note Friday as ongoing concerns about the European debt crisis overshadowed a better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market.

CNNMoney: Jobs picture remains fuzzyupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 09:20:00

A pair of job reports issued Wednesday show that the nation's employment picture remains cloudy at best.

Holding on to hope: Young and unemployed in Americaupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 11:57:00

Bridget Coyle wants to be a social worker, but an underwhelming job market and devastating national unemployment rate are making it difficult. Despite this, she remains optimistic.

Holding on to hope: Young and unemployedupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 11:57:00

Recent college graduates try to remain hopeful despite their struggle to find employment.

CNNMoney: Will patent reform really create 200,000 jobs?updated: Fri Sep 16 2011 11:57:00

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.

CNNMoney: Boehner: No tax hikes for super committeeupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 13:38:00

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.

Obama, Romney to unveil jobs plans as Congress returnsupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 15:02:00

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.

President Obama's jobs speech previewupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 15:02:00

CNN's Susan Hendricks talks to Errol Louis about what the president needs to say this week in his speech.

Romney: I'll create 11 million jobsupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 15:01:00

Mitt Romney's jobs plan calls for lower corporate taxes, trade sanctions on China and repealing the health care bill.

Romney unveils his jobs plan with a dig at Obamaupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 15:01:00

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.

Obama calls on Congress to quickly pass his 'American Jobs Act'updated: Fri Sep 09 2011 15:00:00

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.

CNNMoney: Obama's 17 tax breaks for small business: Big whoop!updated: Thu Sep 08 2011 12:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: Unemployment filings show weak jobs pictureupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 10:00:00

More Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week, reflecting continued weakness in the job market.

CNNMoney: Stimulus added jobs -- but not enoughupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 08:36:00

Despite non-stop criticism from Republicans, the Obama administration's efforts to help the economy has created jobs.

CNNMoney: Big Oil: To create jobs, let us drill moreupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 05:44:00

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%.

CNNMoney: Black unemployment: Highest in 27 yearsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 15:13:00

The August jobs report was dismal for plenty of reasons, but perhaps most striking was the picture it painted of racial inequality in the job market.

CNNMoney: August jobs report: Hiring grinds to a haltupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 14:24:00

So much for getting Labor Day weekend off to a good start.

Obama moves jobs speech to September 8updated: Thu Sep 01 2011 06:23:00

The GOP suggested the move from Wednesday to Thursday because of security and timing concerns.

Look at the evidence: The stimulus workedupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 06:23:00

As others have, and more will as the presidential election heats up, David Frum went after the Recovery Act on these pages. I'll address his critiques in a moment, but first let's just get this right out there: Though we can never know alternative histories -- in this case, how the economy would have performed absent the stimulus -- the weight of the evidence is that the Recovery Act did what we expected it to do.

CNNMoney: Jobs recovery continues to sputterupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 15:10:00

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.

Obama to unveil new jobs proposal in September speechupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 15:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: Obama plans post-Labor Day jobs pushupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 13:57:00

Right after Labor Day, President Obama will speak to the nation about the labor situation, a senior administration official told CNN on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Decoding Buffett's tax planupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 18:23:00

Warren Buffett is once again begging Congress to tax him more.

Rick Perry's chances to be presidentupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 14:52:00

Howard Kurtz and Wayne Slater discuss Rick Perry's decision to run for president in 2012.

Rick Perry's strength and weakness: Jobsupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 14:52:00

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.

CNNMoney: Rick Perry's Texas jobs boom: The whole storyupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 08:27:00

Texas has created a lot of jobs over the 10 years that Rick Perry's been governor -- there's no doubt about it.

CNNMoney: America's job crisisupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 05:22:00

The recession ended two years ago according to the by-the-book definitions. But tell that to the nearly 14 million Americans who are out of work.

CNNMoney: Improving jobs outlook is good news for Obamaupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 16:14:00

Washington was abuzz Friday about the political implications of the improving July jobs report, but Democrats and Republicans blamed each other for a lack of progress on the economy.

CNNMoney: July jobs report: Hiring picks upupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 12:35:00

The job market strengthened in July, a welcome piece of good news that sharply contrasted other recent data pointing toward an economic slowdown.

CNNMoney: Odds of a double-dip recession are still highupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 11:55:00

Cue the collective sigh of relief! A government report showed the job market fared better than expected in July.

CNNMoney: Unemployment benefits at riskupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 09:49:00

The debt ceiling agreement did little to help the millions of jobless Americans whose federal unemployment benefits are set to run out early next year.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for a bounceupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 08:45:00

U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday, as investors digest two mixed jobs reports just two days ahead of the government's key monthly jobs report.

CNNMoney: Debt ceiling deal won't restart hiringupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 09:56:00

The deal to raise the debt ceiling may remove the risk of a 2008-like meltdown in financial markets that had made employers very nervous in recent months.

CNNMoney: Wary investors shift focus to jobsupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 12:35:00

The economy and jobs will be front and center this week -- whether investors like it or not.

CNNMoney: June jobs report: Hiring slows, unemployment risesupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 16:19:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stimulus on the cheapupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 15:12:00

The nation's anemic job market was thrust back into the spotlight Friday after a surprisingly weak report on U.S. payrolls.

CNNMoney: Bond yields get jobs boostupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 12:16:00

A slight uptick in optimism ahead of Friday's big jobs report nudged Treasury yields higher on Thursday.

CNNMoney: Stocks face jobs report testupdated: Sun Jul 03 2011 16:46:00

Stocks are in for a major reality check this week, with the jobs report for June on tap for Friday.

CNNMoney: Market outlook: More turbulence aheadupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 07:21:00

Commentary: Mark Luschini is the chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott.

2010: Getting to know Gov. Rick Perryupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 10:02:00

We get to know the Governor of Texas, because where else can you shoot a coyote while jogging?

Perry's Texas miracle is a mirageupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 10:02:00

When it comes to jobs, the hypocrisy of Republicans is working overtime.

CNNMoney: Jobless claims jump 9,000 in latest weekupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 09:46:00

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, remaining above the 400,000 mark for the 11th straight week.

CNNMoney: Jobless claims down but remain above 400,000updated: Thu Jun 16 2011 09:41:00

For the tenth week in a row, an uncomfortably high number of Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits.

CNNMoney: Unemployment claims stuck above 400,000updated: Thu Jun 09 2011 09:33:00

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose again and stayed above the 400,000 mark for the ninth consecutive week.

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