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  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 9:19 AM ET

    The US economy lost 95,000 jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate to 9.6%. The small growth in the private sector, with 64,000 jobs added in September, was offset by the large cuts in government workers, down 159,000.

  • CEO Blog: You're Better Than Your Job Search Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 9:00 AM ET
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    The Great Recession has created one of the most challenging job markets in recent history, the modern job search has changed, and job seekers are frustrated, depressed and confused. They feel down, and sometimes they feel like giving up. But it shouldn’t be that way.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Wharton Grads Head to Far East for Jobs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 5:08 AM ET
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    For graduating MBA students five years ago, the path may have been predictable: accept diploma, sign onto a six-figure income with a major investment banking firm, and begin 18-hour workdays.

  • Skilled Workers Will Drive Jobs: Former Coke CEO Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    Jobs won’t come back in the short term, until companies need to hire, Neville Isdell, former CEO and chairman of Coca-Cola, told CNBC Wednesday. But it’s a long-term employment strategy, led by education, that the US lacks and needs to address, said Isdell.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    September probably offered little relief in the nation's vexing unemployment problem, setting the stage for more Fed intervention that experts give only dubious prospects for success.

  • Jobs More Important Than Earnings Next Week Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    But that doesn’t mean there aren’t quarters worth watching. Here are Cramer’s top picks.

  • Fed Officials Beginning to Make Intentions Clearer Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 5:49 PM ET
    William C. Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    In the clearest calls yet by Federal Reserve officials to pump more cash into the economy, two Fed policymakers said Friday that more action would likely be needed unless the outlook improves.

  • Stimulus Succeeding in Creating Jobs: White House Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 12:14 PM ET
    US President Barack Obama speaks with US Vice President Joe Biden before signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado, February 17, 2009.

    President Barack Obama's $800 billion-plus economic stimulus law may not be earning good grades with the public, but the White House claims it's on track to produce the promised 3.5 million jobs.

  • Ideology, Not Economics, May Be At Core of Tax Policy Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
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    For all of the political noise about tax policy, cuts, it is hard to make a convincing case that either cuts or hikes make much of a difference in economic growth or job creation. "I really don't think you can," says one economist.

  • Bad Labor Market A Good Election Barometer Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 10:51 AM ET
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    Recent election results illustrate the old political adage: A good economy is no guarantee for election victory but a bad one more often than not brings defeat. The 2010 midterms will be no different.

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    Tens of thousands of people will lose their jobs within weeks unless Congress extends one of the more effective job-creating programs in the $787 billion stimulus act, the New York Times reports.

  • Cramer: Use This Rally to Take Profits Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 6:13 PM ET

    The motto for next week? Don't be greedy.

  • Fed's Hint at Further Easing Leaves Wall Street Guessing Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 4:05 PM ET
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    The Fed's latest policy statement Tuesday managed to disappoint, confuse and surprise more than a few Wall Street analysts.

  • A New, Pro-Business Obama? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 6:52 PM ET

    The nation's commander in chief is a changed man, said Cramer.

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    President Obama told a town-hall meeting that stimulus measures his administration has taken have "worked" but said they're considering additional incentives to spur hiring.

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    In a trend that bodes badly for the U.S. jobs outlook, productivity in the world's biggest economy is probably not headed for a sharp slowdown, according to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

  • Roginsky: Where The President Goes From Here Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    President Obama, Allentown, PA
  • Cramer's 8 Point Plan for a Sustainable Rally Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 7:05 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host explains his plan to create jobs and reduce the deficit.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 8:38 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 54,000 jobs in August and an unemployment rate rising to 9.6%.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.