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Monday, September 22, 2014 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen back to pre-recession levels, but hiring hasn’t been great. The number of new jobs in August was the lowest for any month this year and was far below analysts’ expectations. So, if you need a job, it is going to be tough? Maybe not. In this week’s podcast, Mark

Saturday, September 06, 2014 9:30 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Over the past 4 1/2 years, 10 million jobs have been added to private sector payrolls with 4.1 million jobs going to women.

Friday, September 05, 2014 11:29 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy added jobs at a surprisingly slower pace in August.

Friday, August 01, 2014 2:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Though unemployment is higher, the economy keeps pumping out jobs at a good clip.

Monday, July 28, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The week’s highlights will include a Fed meeting, a jobs report and a Medicare birthday.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:46 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

New sign-ups for unemployment benefits drop to the lowest level in eight years.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

While the Federal Reserve has given stress tests to the nation’s banks since the financial crisis, the Fed chair’s semi-annual testimony before both houses amounts to Congress’ own version of stress testing the nation’s top central banker. But in her first of two days of appearances on Capital Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s so-called Humphrey-Hawkins

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s employment report may provide more clarity about hiring, pay and other issues.

Monday, June 30, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Independence Day week has analysts hoping the economy will start giving off some heat.

Friday, June 06, 2014 11:17 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s latest jobs report points to progress, though there’s still room for improvement.

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