By Joseph Lawler | 09/19/14 07:58 PM
"In December, it was an open-and-shut case" to continue the program, said Michael Strain, an economist at the right-of-center American Enterprise Institute. "At this point, it's a much harder call to make."
09/20/14 12:45 PM
Annual number of manufacturing employees in Ohio since 2000: ___ 2000 — 1,023,000 2001 — 955,000 2002 — 884,000 2003 — 845,000 2004 — 823,000 2005 — 812,000 2006 — 796,000 2007 — 771,000 2008 — 739,000 2009 — 629,000 2010 — 620,000 2011 — 638,000 2012 — 656,000 2013 — 662,000 ___...
09/19/14 09:30 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate for August was unchanged from the previous month, according to state statistics released Friday. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said last month's 5.7 percent unemployment rate was identical to July's, with overall non-agricultural...
09/18/14 04:00 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois' unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday. The latest figure, down one-tenth of a percentage point from July, represents a drop from 9.2...
09/18/14 12:30 PM
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin ranked 33rd in private-sector job creation for the 12-month period ending in March, based on federal data released Thursday, the last update of its kind before the November election. Gov. Scott Walker's record on job-creation has been a major issue as he seeks...
09/18/14 11:45 AM
BOSTON (AP) — The worker revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain appears to have caused a ripple effect in the Massachusetts economy, with the state reporting Thursday that several thousand jobs were lost in August, largely because of "temporary employment disruptions" in the retail...
09/18/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 299,500, the Labor...
By John Stossel | 09/16/14 02:44 PM
America needs immigrants. Immigrants co-founded most of Silicon Valley's start-ups. The Patent Office says immigrants invent things at twice the rate of native-born Americans.
By Washington Examiner | 09/15/14 08:13 AM
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a new report projecting that labor force participation has not hit bottom yet.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/09/14 02:53 PM
The Empire Center, a nonpartisan think tank in New York, released a report suggesting that New York has lagged behind the rest of the nation in making new millionaires.
09/12/14 04:30 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 6 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,961 from the previous week's total of 2,237. For the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/12/14 12:57 PM
An underappreciated aspect of inflation, in my view, is how it allows real wages to fall.
09/11/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low. The Labor Department says that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, the most since late June....
09/09/14 04:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing. The tally of available jobs ticked down 2,000 to 4.673...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/09/14 10:33 AM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings held steady in July at just under 4.7 million.
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