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  • How do Americans use their time?

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an annual report tracking how much time Americans spend, on average, on various daily activities.

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, Luis Mendez, 23, left, and Maurice Mike, 23, wait in line at a job fair held by the Miami Marlins, at Marlins Park in Miami. Employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December after averaging 214,000 in the previous four months. The Labor Department said Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, that the unemployment rate fell from 7 percent in November to 6.7 percent, its lowest level since October 2008. But the drop occurred mostly because many Americans stopped looking for jobs. Once people without jobs stop looking for one, the government no longer counts them as unemployed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    URBAN: The soft bigotry of low economic expectations

    "Jobs surge," shouts one nationally distributed print headline. "Investors on Thursday seized on robust jobs numbers." This, in response to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics report for June: "Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 288,000." But left out of the euphoria is another part of that same BLS report: "The number of persons employed part-time for economic reasons ( sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) increased by 275,000." The net increase in full time work is . . . 13,000? So this is what passes for robust in the 21st century. And so it goes, with the liberal policies of President Obama leading us down the garden path.

  • Americans at 27: Long-time Labor survey tells story of young adults

    Longtime Bureau of Labor Statistics study shows how Americans born 27 years ago have studied, worked and loved.

  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Dec. 12 2012, photo, Taneshia Wright, of Manhattan, fills out a job application during a job fair in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    EDITORIAL: When 'good' news is bad news

    The unemployment rate is down, and that's bad news. Last week's report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the unemployment rate dropping to 6.7 percent in December, down from 7 percent in November, with only 74,000 new jobs created by the economy in the month.

  • LAMBRO: Wishing for war?

    President Obama's rapid plunge into economic-, fiscal- and foreign-policy chaos has dealt a huge political blow to his long-troubled presidency.

  • ** FILE ** In this March 5, 2009, file photo, job seekers join a line of hundreds of people at a job fair sponsored by in New York. The Labor Department said Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, that the number of people seeking jobless benefits jumped sharply last week, after two straight weeks of declines. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

    Male immigrants, illegals have lower unemployment than American-born men: Report

    Male immigrants, including illegals, have a significantly lower unemployment rate than American-born men, according to a new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Illustration: Death of jobs by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Casualties in the jobs war

    There has been a disturbing increase in America's suicide rate and our job-scarce economy may be one of the reasons why.

  • **FILE** Sheila Bird (right) waits in line for employment interviews at a Aug. 17, 2012, job fair at City Target in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

    Report: U.S. jobless rate one of the worst in industrialized world

    A new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that the United States has one of the highest unemployment rates in the industrialized world, only second to Sweden.

  • President Obama (right) and his chief of staff, Jack Lew, confer. Mr. Lew, who previously served as the president's Office of Management and Budget chief, is said to be under consideration for Treasury secretary. (Associated Press)

    LAMBRO: Another lost year for America's workers

    President Obama's decision to name Jack Lew, his chief of staff and former budget director, to be his Treasury secretary sent a depressing signal that the economy and jobs won't be his highest priority in a second term.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 27, 2006, file photo, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch addresses students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Mass. Conspiracy theorists came out in force Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, after the government reported a sudden drop in the U.S. unemployment rate one month before Election Day. Welch tweeted his skepticism five minutes after the Labor Department announced that the unemployment rate had fallen to 7.8 percent in September from 8.1 percent the month before. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    Officials reject conspiracies on unemployment rate

    When conspiracists suggested Friday that the Obama administration had engineered a sharp drop in unemployment to aid President Barack Obama's re-election, the response was swift.

  • **FILE** Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks Aug. 30, 2011, at the National Press Club in Washington. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obama's fudged unemployment numbers

    It says a lot when a government jobs report is so out of line with reality that no thoughtful person can take it seriously. At best the new unemployment number is a fluke; at worst it is the product of partisan hacks.

  • FILE - In this July 30, 2011 file photo, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla. talks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conspiracy theorists came out in force Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, after the government reported a sudden drop in the U.S. unemployment rate one month before Election Day. West agreed with former GE CEO Jack Welch's skepticism of the Labor Department's announcement that the unemployment rate had fallen to 7.8 percent in September from 8.1 percent the month before. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Steep drop in unemployment rate spawns conspiracy

    Sasquatch might as well have traipsed across the White House lawn Friday with a lost Warren Commission file on his way to the studio where NASA staged the moon landing.

  • ** FILE ** Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Maryland lost 10,000 jobs in 2012, tops in U.S., feds say

    After a poor June jobs report, Maryland has lost more jobs in the first six months of 2012 than any other state in the nation, according to numbers released from the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Illustration Unemployment by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    FERRARA: U.S. still stuck in recession

    This latest recession started in December 2007. Since the Great Depression 75 years ago, recessions in America have lasted an average of 10 months, with the longest previously lasting 16 months, not counting this latest spooky downturn.

  • Illustration: O Jobs by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Obama's dishonest jobs math

    President Obama announced two weeks ago that "the private sector is doing fine." Though he later backpedaled from this remark, he stood by his fundamental contention that the private sector was creating large numbers of jobs, and that more money needed to be spent by the government to keep up the public-sector pace.

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