By Joseph Lawler | 07/07/14 08:54 AM
There are finally signs that the long-awaited recovery, complete with above-trend economic growth, may finally be underway.
By Paul Bedard | 07/05/14 07:46 AM
Pollster John Zogby saysÂ more Americans believe President Obama's agenda is finished, but his bid to go rogue and act without approval from Congress shows that he is not giving up the fight.
07/04/14 10:15 AM
AVIGNON, France (AP) — One of Europe's premier theater festivals is canceling some shows as French workers protest changes to their offseason unemployment benefits. The director of the Festival d'Avignon, Olivier Py, told journalists in Avignon that two plays scheduled to run on Friday's...
07/04/14 05:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top jobs numbers for June would seem to be cause for some appreciation. After all, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent, the lowest in six years, and hiring showed five months of steady growth. But the public continues to perceive the economy as poor. So, heading...
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/03/14 03:43 PM
The United States economy added 288,000 jobs in June, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/03/14 12:05 PM
Just how much of the decline in labor force participation is due to long-term, secular factors and how much is due to cyclical weakness is a matter of ongoing debate.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/03/14 09:48 AM
Employment growth accelerated in June, suggesting that the fragile economic recovery continues despite the reported sharp contraction in the first quarter.
07/03/14 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level that indicated a healthy labor market. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications rose by 2,000 to 315,000. The four-week average,...
By Associated Press | 06/23/14 07:58 AM
Seven U.S. Postal Service employees are facing their first court appearances in a Connecticut fraud and larceny case.
By Joseph Lawler | 06/20/14 09:06 AM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen proclaimed “welcome news” in April: The prospect of a healthy economy was within the medium-term forecast. Fed officials expected the unemployment rate to fall to near 5.5 percent, with inflation stabilizing near the Fed's 2 percent target. The forecast...
By Paul Bedard | 06/18/14 09:26 AM
The decade-long devastation of the print news business, crushed by the sagging economy, the evaporation of classified and display advertising, and a reader shift to digital media, has cost at least 54,200 newsroom jobs in newspapers and magazines alone, according to Pew Research. That figure,...
By Becket Adams | 06/18/14 09:16 AM
U.S. unemployment has fluctuated significantly over the past 40 years, falling and rising again as control of the White House has switched between Democrats and Republicans.
By Joseph Lawler | 06/16/14 11:40 AM
The International Monetary Fund sees a more painful short-term future for the U.S. economy than the U.S. government does. The IMF on Monday projected U.S. growth clocking in at just under 2 percent this year, a significant downgrade from the IMF's projection of 2.7 percent growth last year....
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14
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