By Michael Barone | 03/12/14 07:50 PM
The jobs data are certainly depressing, as economists of just about every ideological stripe agree. Total national employment is down from the 2007 peak of 147 million to 144 million.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/12/14 08:28 AM
Are liberals really incapable of governing because they are blind to the inherent flaws of massive bureaucracies? National Review Online's Jim Geraghty makes a persuasive case today for that proposition. "In most professions, when you end up spending ten times what you budgeted, the...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/11/14 03:41 PM
In a mysterious labor market development, the December expiration of extended unemployment benefits has yet to show up in the data for early 2014. February's jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed labor market resilience, as businesses added 175,000 jobs and the labor force...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/11/14 01:58 PM
Hiring and job creation slowed in January, suggesting that labor markets remain too anemic to cut into the shortfall of roughly 6 million jobs that would be needed for the U.S. economy to be healthy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday that the number of job openings increased...
By Andrew Puzder | 03/10/14 12:24 PM
With a degree of candor rare even for the Congressional Budget Office, Director Douglas Elmendorf recently testified that reduced labor force participation (the number of people either working or looking for work) was “the central factor in slowing economic growth."
By Joseph Lawler | 03/10/14 08:31 AM
After a big week for economic policy that began with the president unveiling his budget proposal and ended with a better-than-expected jobs report, this week will be a little slower. But there's still plenty happening. On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio, the freshman from Florida and one of the GOP's...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/07/14 09:29 AM
The economy added 175,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, defying warnings that a harsh winter would continue to cloud the picture of the strength of the U.S. economy. Analysts had expected roughly 150,000 new...
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 02:00 PM
It's a well-known success story: Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker inherited a troubled state economy in 2011 after he defeated Democrat Tom Barrett. In his three years, unemployment dropped from 7.8 percent to 6.2 percent at the end of 2013 and he claims he turned a huge deficit into a...
By Josh Boak | 03/06/14 07:56 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 03/05/14 08:39 AM
A private survey shows that U.S. companies added slightly more jobs in February than in the previous month, but harsh winter weather weighed on hiring for the third straight month.
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