Job training bill sets up another Hill clash with White House
March 14th, 2013
03:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Job training bill sets up another Hill clash with White House

Washington (CNN) - Setting up another potential showdown with the White House, House Republicans plan a vote Friday on a bill focused on consolidating job training programs despite opposition from the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.

The House is scheduled to take up the new bill, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills, or SKILLS act, Thursday.
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • Jobs
GOP on jobs report: What about the debt?
March 8th, 2013
10:04 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP on jobs report: What about the debt?

Washington (CNN) – With news Friday the economy had added a better-than-expected 236,000 jobs in February, Republicans quickly turned back to the ongoing battle with the White House over the bloated national debt.

"Any job creation is positive news, but the fact is unemployment in America is still way above the levels the Obama White House projected when the trillion-dollar stimulus spending bill was enacted, and the federal government's ongoing spending binge has resulted in a debt that exceeds the size of our entire economy," House Speaker John Boehner wrote in a statement released 45 minutes after the jobs report came out.
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Filed under: Jobs • John Boehner • RNC
Hiring picks up, unemployment falls
March 8th, 2013
08:32 AM ET
1 year ago

Hiring picks up, unemployment falls

New York (CNNMoney) – U.S. employers ramped up their hiring in February, helping to lower the unemployment rate slightly.

The U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. That's much stronger growth than in January, when employers hired a revised 119,000 workers.

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Filed under: Jobs
Unemployed would lose benefits if federal budget cuts go through
February 20th, 2013
07:24 AM ET
1 year ago

Unemployed would lose benefits if federal budget cuts go through

(CNNMoney) - The long-term unemployed can kiss goodbye almost 10% of their weekly jobless benefits if federal budget cuts go into effect on March 1.

Many safety net programs, such as food stamps and Medicaid, are protected from the $85 billion in forced spending cuts, but extended federal unemployment benefits are vulnerable.

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Filed under: Budget • Jobs
Washington D.C. jobs: Ground zero for budget cuts
February 7th, 2013
03:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Washington D.C. jobs: Ground zero for budget cuts

Washington (CNNMoney) - Washington, D.C., is ground zero for federal jobs. Which means, residents better prepare for layoffs and furloughs.

Come March 1, if Congress fails to act, the so-called "sequestration" would slash $85 billion from federal budgets through Sept. 30, part of some $1.2 trillion dollars in cuts expected over the next decade.

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Filed under: Jobs • Washington D.C.
Slowcovery continues, feeding partisan fire on jobs
February 1st, 2013
10:24 AM ET
1 year ago

Slowcovery continues, feeding partisan fire on jobs

Washington (CNN) - Republicans are using the January unemployment report to criticize President Barack Obama's performance on creating jobs.

"Today's unemployment report shows America still desperately needs jobs. Unfortunately, President Obama has made it clear that job creation is not a top priority for his second term. Just yesterday, he officially dismissed his Jobs Council, and in his Inaugural Address last week he all but completely ignored job creation," said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
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Jobs report: Steady hiring continues
February 1st, 2013
08:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Jobs report: Steady hiring continues

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New York (CNNMoney) - The jobs recovery continued to crawl forward in January, as employers hired 157,000 workers, the Labor Department said Friday.

Job growth at that level is weaker than in December, when employers added 196,000 jobs.

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White House jobs council laid off: Job done?
January 31st, 2013
12:44 PM ET
1 year ago

White House jobs council laid off: Job done?

Washington (CNN) – The council of economists, executives and labor leaders created to advise President Barack Obama on spurring job creation will officially cease to exist this week, the White House announced Thursday.

The Council on Jobs and Competitiveness was created in January 2011 by executive order, and its charter mandated that it would expire after two years. A White House official said Thursday that the council's charter would not be renewed.
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Filed under: Jobs • President Obama
December jobs report: Hiring and unemployment steady
January 4th, 2013
08:32 AM ET
1 year ago

December jobs report: Hiring and unemployment steady

New York (CNNMoney) - The job market ended 2012 with more growth, as moderate hiring continued at the end of the year.

The economy added 155,000 jobs in December, bringing the total number of jobs added in 2012 to 1.84 million, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.8%.

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Filed under: Jobs • unemployment
Forget discouraged, 3 million workers hopelessly unemployed
January 4th, 2013
07:26 AM ET
1 year ago

Forget discouraged, 3 million workers hopelessly unemployed

New York (CNNMoney) – Employers may be hiring, but there's another big problem with the job market that isn't being tracked as closely: the hopelessly unemployed.

An often overlooked number calculated by the Labor Department shows millions of Americans want a job but haven't searched for one in at least a year. They've simply given up hope.

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Filed under: Jobs • unemployment
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