By Logan Porter and Luke Rosiak | 04/23/14 05:39 AM
Construction workers at companies doing work for the federal government are paid as much as three times what their peers outside of government get for the same work, a Washington Examiner review of federal statistics found.
By Joseph Lawler | 04/10/14 05:17 PM
Weekly unemployment insurance claims fell in the week ending April 5, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, to 300,000 -- the lowest number since early 2007, well before the beginning of the recession. The four-week moving average for claims also fell to 136,250, the lowest post-crisis...
By Joseph Lawler | 04/08/14 11:00 AM
Labor market churn picked up slightly in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning, but the pace of hiring and firing remains far below the levels that prevailed before the financial crisis that began six years ago. The number of job openings crossed the 4 million mark,...
By Joseph Lawler | 04/04/14 01:13 PM
There was no evidence in the March employment data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of a major bounceback for a jobs market slowed by harsh weather earlier this year, but there were some good signs in the Friday report for the group struggling the most, the long-term unemployed. The...
By Logan Porter and Luke Rosiak | 03/25/14 04:19 PM
Across the country, employees of companies with federal contracts make up to twice what others doing the same work in the region make, dramatically increasing the costs to taxpayers, a Washington Examiner analysis found.
By Joseph Lawler | 03/20/14 01:39 PM
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced that it was discontinuing its 6.5 percent unemployment rate threshold for considering raising short-term interest rates above zero percent. Instead of the unemployment rate, the Janet Yellen-led Fed said that it would “assess progress” toward...
03/20/14 10:27 AM
New Labor Department figures show the unemployment rate for working-age veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces since September 2001 edged down slightly in 2013, to 9.0 percent. But Thursday's report also found that the rate remained well above the overall civilian...
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...
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