New this morning, the Labor Department says employers added 431,000 jobs to their payrolls last month.
But the bulk of the growth was in government jobs and private sector job growth was weak.
411,000 of the jobs added were for Census workers whose positions will disappear after the summer.
The unemployment rate dropped from 9.9% to 9.7%.
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How many jobs have been added from BP in the gulf disaster, and how long will those jobs be for?
Why not give more incentive to small business to stimulate long term job growth. Bank loans are still restricted.
Silver Spring Maryland
I'm in high school now, and some of the student teachers we have had, have not found jobs in fields they want. Many of the substitute teachers I've had had graduated from college a year or two ago. If I were an employer, I would choose the single mom of two over the teenager. How can young adults land a job in this economy?
Didn't Obama clearly state that 'The worst is behind us'? All these so-called jobs, are they 'government' jobs, or are they 'private sector' jobs? They never say do they.
Where are FEMA and the SBA ? Many of us are well trained and certified but can't find work !
Hi Fredricka, i sent Josh the same comment i would like to know what you think about it.
Fredricka, personaly what i think about this hole oil spill ordeal people are gonna think am crazy. I mean come on, they have been drilling oil off shore for god knows how long, BP had to have know that sometime one day that one of these pips might break. After all the ocean is one of mother natures most dangerious territories. The world has to many great minds for BP not to have come up with a plan by now to stop this oil spill.
I mean, things are already been as bad as it can get regarding the economy. This is just another plan to kill america's spirit and to destroy the U.S dollar
I recently invested in myself by acquiring an education in Real Estate Appraisal, but I'm having an impossible time trying to land an internship. Do you have any tips to for me to find someone who will show me the ropes?
If you see that companies will be offering jobs on a part-time basis more and more, how are we going to be able to afford health care? Most people are ok with doing a couple of part-time jobs, but they take the risk of not having health coverage.
When should you give up national job searches and start international job searches? When should we start putting our passports to work? I work abroad and it's outstanding.
I have been without a job of over a 1 1/2 years. I have no income, and stand to loose my home, and car. I have a college degree, and have never had a problem finding a job in the past. My field of expertise is Accounts Payable, Accounts Recievable, Payroll, Purchasing, Proposals, and Office Management. I went through the Career Center to update my resume, and my references are impeccable. If there are so many new jobs out there, then I don't understand why I can't find a job. Why is it that I have worked so hard to get where I am, and now stand to loose everything...! How can you help me...???
A wise man once said that the one most qualified individual to do a job, is probably not the one who will end up doing it. It's also been said that a politician that wants an elective office, is probably not the best one to serve in that office. I think that candidates for elective offices should be selected by lottery. I think that to get on the ballot at all, you should have to be selected at random from a pool of qualified citizens much the same as being selected for Jury Duty. Then from those that make it on the ballot, people could vote for the one they like the best. This would ensure that money would no longer be the driving factor about who gets elected. Once on the ballot, said candidates could campaign as they wished to win the election. I also think that campaign funds should all go into trusts that could be pointed at a given election, and divided equally among those on the ballot. I think that in no case should candidates be allowed to spend their own money on a campaign for a specific public office. However I see no problem with people donating into a general campaign fund that would be divided up among candidates for public office even if they are currently running for an office.
Just my 2 cents.