By Joseph Lawler | 08/01/14 10:33 AM
The U.S. economy may be steadily adding jobs, but so far in 2014, there are few signs that the labor market improvement is translating into income gains for workers.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/01/14 09:18 AM
The U.S. labor market may finally be gathering momentum. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the economy added 209,000 payroll jobs in July.
08/01/14 07:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message. Economists predict that the government will say employers added 225,000 jobs in July, according to a survey by data provider FactSet....
By Byron York | 07/31/14 06:23 PM
In the long run of presidential politics, the economy is still pretty much the only story that really matters, and there are plenty of troubling indications that today's economic unhappiness will dominate our politics for years to come.
07/31/14 09:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised down to...
By Sean Higgins | 07/30/14 11:42 AM
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., called for repealing the federal government's Davis-Bacon Act, which sets wages for federal contracting work.
07/30/14 10:30 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Amgen's plan to cut its worldwide workforce will mean the loss of about 430 jobs in Boulder County. The California-based drugmaker announced Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar...
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/29/14 04:24 PM
"This is so important," Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said about reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, "because 85,000 Washington state jobs hang in the balance. That is how many jobs have been supported here in the state by the Export-Import Bank.
By David Freddoso | 07/29/14 12:24 PM
Members of Congress who represent large oil and gas communities are not necessarily all friendly to the cause. The Western Energy Alliance has compiled a list of congressmen who have voted against industry priorities to show which ones represent significant numbers of oil and gas workers and...
07/29/14 08:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. Getting relief from a slowdown in...
By Lawrence Kudlow | 07/28/14 10:36 AM
Just for once, wouldn't it be great if President Obama actually defended American business, instead of attacking it?
07/26/14 05:00 AM
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois county may put a freeze on all hiring to address a $2.5 million budget shortfall. The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1pm0Qke ) Winnebago County officials are considering the cost-saving measure as they draft a spending plan for the fiscal...
By Joseph Lawler | 07/25/14 12:58 PM
There's new evidence that the huge number of Americans counted as long-term unemployed has been dropping in recent months because those people have been finding jobs, not because they've given up looking.
By David Harsanyi | 07/25/14 11:44 AM
A teacher in South Dakota with a bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience earns $33,600 per year, which is less than the average auto repair worker.
07/24/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level...
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