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  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 345,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate climbed to 9.4%, the highest rate since August 1983.  The March and April numbers were revised upward to losses of 652,000 and 504,000, respectively.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Week Ahead: Stock Gains May Be Harder to Come By Friday, 29 May 2009 | 9:36 PM ET
    A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    The trend for stocks is higher, yet gains in June may be harder to come by unless economic data perks up.

  • Second Degree May Mean A Second Chance Friday, 29 May 2009 | 11:25 AM ET
    Education

    If the bad job market has you thinking about going back to school for an advanced degree, here's some tips on federal student loan programs.

  • A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    "It's a 'show me' period, but the expectation is that the data is going to disappoint, as it mostly has for the last few weeks," said Binky Chadha, chief U.S. strategist at Deutsche Bank.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 8 May 2009 | 8:46 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 539,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate climbed to 8.9%.  The March numbers were revised to a loss of 699,000.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 8:44 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 663,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate climbed to 8.5%.  This is the highest unemployment rate since 1983.  The January numbers were revised to a loss of 741,000 but the February numbers were kept as previously reported.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Ford to Cover Car Payments If Buyer Loses Job Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 8:28 AM ET

    Ford Motor says it is offering a payment protection plan to help reassure consumers who may be putting off a car purchase because of worries about losing their job.

  • No Job? Can't Refinance? How to Talk to Your Bank Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 1:41 PM ET
    Refinance Application

    Homeowners who have lost their job are in a "no man's land" where they are struggling to pay their mortgage but can't get help from their lender or the government.

  • Obama Touts US Economic Gains Amid Grim News Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 1:52 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama tried to highlight some good news and tout his economic plan  but the grim reality of plunging employment and faltering stock markets  stepped on his message.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 651,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate climbed to 8.1%.  This is the highest unemployment rate since 1983.  The January and December numbers were revised to a loss of 655,000 and 681,000 respectively.  4.4 million jobs have now been lost since this recession began.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Why a Lousy Jobs Report Could Actually Help Stocks Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 2:56 PM ET

    Investors have been searching for that vital capitulation point where stocks form a true bottom. A higher-than-expected jobless rate could set the stage for that.

  • A Short Course On The Unemployment Line Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 2:55 PM ET

    For many Americans, the current recession is their first brush with unemployment. The newly jobless face a host of questions over how to navigate a system of unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Too Much Optimism at the Fed Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | 10:07 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Fed says the economy has gotten worse than it ever expected. But the Fed governors and bank presidents forecast that it will not get much worse.

  • Do Markets Really Think Stimulus Plan Will Work? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 2:52 PM ET

    Despite hopes that the latest jobs report would force Congress to pass a stimulus plan, the markets remain pessimistic  that anything can be done to fix the economy.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 598,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate climbed to 7.6%.  This is the highest unemployment rate since May 1992.  The December payroll numbers were revised to a loss of 577,000.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • All Big US Banks Must Go to Fix Crisis: Economist Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 12:55 PM ET
    Government Bailout

    A 'bad bank' is necessary, but major banks still have to be taken over and gutted, Ken Rogoff told CNBC.com in Davos.

  • Tech Jobs

    Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported today the pace of tech industry job cuts jumped 167 percent in the second half of 2008, with computer, electronics and telecom firms slashing 186,995 jobs in 2008. It's the highest total since the 228,325 job cuts in 2003. And January is shaping up to be equally brutal.

  • The Magic Kingdom Offers Buyouts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    The happiest place on earth is the latest company to try to cut back on overhead costs. Disney's theme park division is offering buyouts to roughly 600 executives at its U.S. parks.

  • Turnover at the top, presents an unique opportunity and set of challenges for a new leader to deal with, and managing the transition is the first step to ensuring success in any executive role. Fortunately, there's one fairly high-profile transition going on right under our noses, with the new guy and his team set to finally take the reins on Tuesday.

  • Fed Official Expects Start of Recovery in 2nd Half Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    Charles Plosser

    The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia expects the economy to slowly start recovering in the second half of 2009 and inflation to remain below 2 percent over the next year.