03/19/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan Senate legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed is unworkable, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday as aides circulated a letter from state officials envisioning a series of difficulties they would encounter in administering the measure. The...
03/19/14 02:15 PM
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Excited by economic prospects, New Mexico officials are hoping to avoid what happened six years ago when Tesla Motors opted against establishing an auto manufacturing plant in the state. They're discussing a variety of options in an effort to convince Tesla to build a...
03/18/14 04:00 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will partner with a major national business group to help active-duty members find jobs after leaving the military. The state is among three chosen to pilot a new initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program, Gov. Rick Snyder...
03/17/14 03:15 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate fell to 5 percent in January. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down from 5.2 percent in December and down from 5.7 percent a year ago. Officials say January's jobless rate was the lowest...
By Associated Press | 03/17/14 08:38 AM
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking is scheduled for a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University. The school says an event celebrating the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is planned for Monday morning on the university's East Lansing campus. U.S. Sens. Carl...
By Charles Hoskinson | 03/14/14 03:46 PM
President Obama likes to talk about how the immigration system is "broken," most recently on Thursday when he ordered a review of deportation practices after a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
By Sean Lengell | 03/13/14 06:47 PM
The Senate surprisingly announced a deal Thursday to restore unemployment insurance benefits to more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans. Optimism for a deal appeared low as early as Wednesday, when several senators said they didn't think a compromise would be reached before the...
By Jared Meyer | 03/13/14 04:50 PM
Once again, congressional leaders are telling Americans to do as they say, not as they do.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/13/14 03:05 PM
President Obama on Thursday unveiled his latest initiative to boost workers' pay, saying he wanted to “restore the common-sense principle behind overtime.”
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 03/13/14 09:19 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, a sign the job market is picking up after a winter slump.
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."
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