March jobs report is a brutal reminder for those who thought the economy was on the right track.
The February jobs report contains some better-than-expected news about hiring, adding to other positive signs about the economy.
After roaring like a lion last week, the sound of economic data in the week ahead could be more like crickets.
Mortgage rates are unlikely to change much in reaction to the January employment report, released this morning.
This week brings an action-packed slate of economic reports. But the jobs report, due Friday from the Labor Department, is likely to be steal the show.
The jobs market held steady in December even as Congress wrangled over tax increases and spending cuts.
The jobs report wasn’t as bad as people expected — but don’t start jumping up and down just yet.
The economy is recovering at a snail’s pace –maybe a little slower. But that’s good for mortgage rates.
The disappointing May jobs report released this morning means bad news for the economy and for investors, but not for mortgage rates. The unemployment rate inched up to 8.2 percent and the economy added only 69,000 jobs in May, says the Labor Department. Economists had expected at least 150,000 new jobs. It gets worse: revisions
The economy added 243,000 jobs in January. That’s the biggest gain since April and more than analysts had expected. The unemployment rate also fell slightly to 8.3 percent. Great news! But not good enough to cheer up the 12.8 million people who remain out of work. An additional 11 million are working part-time jobs because