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People seeking employment fill out applications on April 23, 2014 in Detroit.

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People seeking employment fill out applications on April 23, 2014 in Detroit.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 62.8%

The participation rate — the share of the working-age population in the U.S. either employed or seeking a job — was 62.8 percent in April. This matches the lowest level since March 1978. The share of potential workers either employed...

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Is the job market taking off, or are there still problems on the pad?

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Is the job market taking off, or are there still problems on the pad?

Job Growth: Good News, Finally — Or Is It?

Updated with president at 12:12 pm EDT For the first time in a very long time, the Obama White House has something good to talk about. Instead of a tiring refrain about American employment growing each of the past 45...

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, on Capitol Hill.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, on Capitol Hill.

Boehner’s Hip-Hop Rap on Jobs

One thing is when the late-night comics make video spoofs of House Speaker John Boehner. It’s another when the speaker’s office takes its complaints about the Democrats to Vine: Love this https://t.co/8ydKJwWeXD h/t @natehodson — Brendan Buck (@BrendanBuck) April 30,...

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A job fair attendee  in Los Angeles.

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A job fair attendee in Los Angeles.

Jobs Euphoria? Americans Not Feeling it

Before we get too optimistic about Friday’s jobs report, consumers are taking some air out of the balloon. The New York-based Conference Board today reported that its consumer confidence index slipped in April from a six-year high a month earlier....

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First lady Michelle Obama embraces Charlotte Bell, 10, while hosting a question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees to mark the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the White House on April 24, 2014. Bell told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years and presented Obama with her dad's resume.

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First lady Michelle Obama embraces Charlotte Bell, 10, while hosting a question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees to mark the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the White House on April 24, 2014. Bell told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years and presented Obama with her dad's resume.

Job-Hunting, in the White House

The president talks about creating jobs all the time. One girl, her dad out of work, is taking him seriously. Charlotte Bell, a guest of the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” put her dad’s resume...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Perry Seeks Cuomo Debate Post-’Ooops’

It sounds like Texas Gov. Rick Perry is looking to get past his “sorry, oops” moment in a Republican presidential debate that helped tank his 2012  campaign, and he’s looking for New York Gov.  Andrew Cuomo to help him out....

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A job seeker at the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego.

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A job seeker at the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego.

Veterans Seeking Capitol Hill Work Gain Their Own Caucus

Congress repeatedly has urged employers to do more to hire veterans — even creating an “I Hire Veterans” initiative through the bipartisan Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus in 2012. The campaign encouraged private businesses and lawmakers to display an “I Hire...

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Employees assemble components of a Jeep Cherokee at the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Plant in Ohio on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

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Employees assemble components of a Jeep Cherokee at the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Plant in Ohio on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Job Market Looking Up — After Bottoming Out: Gallup

“I’ve been down so very damn long that it looks like up to me.” – The Doors Considering that, just a few years ago, only eight percent of Americans surveyed said it looked like a good time to find a...

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