from Data Dive:

Fewer Americans are getting laid off, but not enough are getting hired

By Ben Walsh
November 21, 2013

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits is at a two-month low, data released by the Labor Department this morning shows.  From the report:

First quarter growth goes from lackluster to dismal

By Ben Walsh
June 26, 2013

The newest estimate by the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the US economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8% in the first quarter. Previously, growth was earlier reported to be 2.4%.