Job creation last month was shockingly weak, but analysts couldn't really explain why -- other than to blame the weather -- which left investors unsure how to react Friday.
Expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle Tuesday, offering a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.
Investors in U.S. stocks will look to Washington this week, awaiting key jobs data and minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting.
Whether the Fed begins tapering its stimulus in December, January, or March is not that big of a deal anymore -- and here's why.
October's jobs report is expected to be one of the weakest of the year, distorted by the impact of the 16-day government shutdown.
October's delayed employment report and the first read of third-quarter GDP will probably show the U.S. labor market slowed again last month and the economy lost steam.
The Federal Reserve extended its support for a slowing U.S. economy Wednesday, saying it will keep buying $85 billion in bonds per month for the time being.
To get an idea of how Janet Yellen will steer the ship that is the U.S. economy once she takes her seat as Fed chair, let's take a look at what she has already done.
Worries over whether delaying a pull back in the Federal Reserve's bond buying stimulus would confuse markets made a decision by Fed officials a close call.
The latest victims of the government shutdown? Policy wonks, politicians and TV talking heads who are losing the opportunity to dissect the monthly jobs report.
New York Fed President Bill Dudley says the decision by the Federal Reserve not to reduce its stimulus shouldn't have surprised markets.
The Federal Reserve is preparing to ease the throttle on its historically easy monetary policy at a time when the economy remains in a decidedly unsettled position.
U.S. job growth was less than expected in August and the unemployment rate dropped to a 4½ year low as workers gave up the search for work.
America's unions are in their worst state in almost a century. How did we get here, what can be done, and are they worth saving?
U.S. employers slowed their pace of hiring in July but the jobless rate fell anyway, mixed signals that could make policy makers more cautious about trimming any stimulus.
The number of one-man and one-woman businesses in the U.S. has grown 28% over the past decade, and it shows no signs of slowing. That's good news and bad news. Here's why:
The U.S. auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find workers to build the next generation of vehicles.
Bill Pulte, whose family built PulteGroup into the top U.S. homebuilder, says the way to revive Detroit is to raze half of it and consolidate.
Straight from the horse's mouth -- that of Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the Joint Economic Committee -- here are Congress' top three complaints about our economic recovery.
Dig deeper into Fed Chairman Bernanke's remarks to Congress this week and you'll see the fragile roots of our economic recovery.