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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

January 8th, 2014
08:38 AM ET

Pressure grows for Congress to pass unemployment benefits

After Pres. Obama spoke out on the issue, the Senate moved ahead on extending unemployment insurance, but the legislation may get stuck in the House - just as Americans like Katherine Hackett desperately need their checks. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.


Filed under: Brianna Keilar • President Obama • Unemployment
August 5th, 2013
10:52 AM ET

How the jobless rate can hurt everyone

CNN's Tom Foreman reports on the unemployment rate and how it affects workers and the labor market.

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Filed under: Jobs • Tom Foreman • Unemployment
August 3rd, 2012
07:12 PM ET

Man unemployed since Obama's election

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on a man who'd been unemployed since Obama was elected president. He just got a new job..

RELATED STORY: Persistence pays off as worker takes long, hard road to employment


Filed under: California • Jobs • Kyung Lah • President Obama • Unemployment
August 3rd, 2012
06:36 PM ET

'Here's the number to the White House'

CNN's Candy Crowley talks to a Mitt Romney's campaign adviser about President Obama and a possible VP pick.

RELATED STORY: Sununu: White House 'numb and dumb' on jobs report


Filed under: 2012 election • Candy Crowley • John Sununu • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Unemployment
August 1st, 2012
10:55 AM ET

Ohio's important role in the election

CNN's John King examines the role the Buckeye State could play in deciding the presidential race in November.

RELATED STORY: In Ohio, swing state politics have real-life impact


Filed under: 2012 election • Hunger • John King • Ohio • Unemployment
February 3rd, 2012
06:41 PM ET

Surprise gains in U.S. stock market

CNN's Ali Velshi explains January's jobs report and the drop in unemployment.

RELATED POST: Dow at 4-year high, Nasdaq hits 11-year high


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Jobs • Unemployment
February 1st, 2012
12:39 PM ET

Obama: 'Send me your husband's resume'

He's searching for work as an engineer, and now the president has asked for his resume. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Google • Jobs • Mary Snow • Tech • Unemployment
August 6th, 2011
09:32 AM ET

Help wanted: Only employed need apply

Some businesses looking to hire employees refuse to hire jobless workers. CNN's Mary Snow explains.

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July jobs report: Hiring picks up

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Filed under: Economy • Mary Snow • Situation Room • Unemployment
July 8th, 2011
08:56 PM ET

Men outpace women in job growth

CNN's Mary Snow reports unemployment among men is higher than women but it's getting easier for men to find work.

RELATED: June jobs report: Hiring slows, unemployment rises

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Filed under: Economy • Jobs • Mary Snow • Unemployment