By David Harsanyi | 02/07/14 01:31 PM
Obamacare will reduce American workforce participation by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs in 2017, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office. Work hours would be reduced by the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs in 2024, a tripling of the previous estimates.
By Steve Doty | 02/07/14 01:24 PM
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said Friday that once Congress agrees on a new debt ceiling increase, it will provide the private sector the security it needs to hire more Americans.
By Sean Higgins | 02/07/14 01:03 PM
The frustrating thing about the Labor Department's monthly unemployment numbers -- at least from my perspective as someone who covers labor issues -- is that the feds actually release six numbers each month, but just one gets any real attention -- and that number happens to be one of the least...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/07/14 11:14 AM
The Labor Department's jobs report disappointed for a second consecutive month Friday, bringing the news that the U.S. created just 113,000 jobs in January, as the unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent. December's even weaker job report was little revised, from 74,000 to 75,000. Friday’s...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/07/14 05:30 AM
The Congressional Budget Office created an uproar when it released an estimate that Obamacare will lead to a decline in the number of full-time-equivalent workers by 2.5 million by 2024. Although Republicans seized on the news as proof that Obamacare is a job-killer as they have predicted and...
By Philip Klein | 02/06/14 06:02 PM
A prediction by Congress' official scorekeeper that President Obama's health care law will discourage work has caused a huge stir in Washington, but the projection needs to be viewed as part of a broader challenge facing the United States in the coming decades.
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By Sean Lengell | 02/06/14 04:44 PM
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked proposals to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless, the latest in a series of Democratic attempts to advance the issue and a setback for President Obama. Democrats, who have tried repeatedly to advance the bill since late last year, vowed...
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 02/06/14 08:08 AM
Fears of an economic slowdown are heightening anticipation of what Friday's U.S. jobs report for January might reveal.
By David Freddoso | 02/05/14 06:23 PM
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a dirty secret about Obamacare this week: Depending on your income level, it might prompt you to reduce your hours or even seek a pay cut. Obamacare's subsidies for purchasing health insurance phase out as income increases -- in some cases...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/05/14 02:21 PM
Two authoritative government agencies reported this week that retiring baby boomers have contributed heavily to the shrinking of the nation's workforce, countering fears that the recovery from the financial crisis has stalled out. Before the recession hit, the labor force participation rate...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/05/14 08:32 AM
After the Congressional Budget Office estimated that Obamacare will cause the loss of 2.5 million jobs in the next 10 years, the New York Times editorial on Wednesday called the news "mostly a good thing."
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 02/05/14 08:08 AM
A private survey shows that businesses added jobs at a modest pace in January, a sign that hiring may have rebounded after a disappointing figure in December.
By Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 02/04/14 04:22 PM
President Obama insists on repeating the erroneous “statistic” that women earn 77 cents on a man’s dollar, most recently in the State of the Union address, in order to push for more required employee benefits that would turn America into Europe. “Today, women make up about half our...
By Ashe Schow | 02/04/14 01:00 PM
President Obama disputed the number of jobs that would be created by building the Keystone XL pipeline, dismissing the number as only “a couple thousand.” Obama, speaking with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly during a taped interview, incorrectly “corrected” O'Reilly, who was quoting jobs...
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