By Jeremy Barr | 03/13/14 04:28 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday that the chamber is “very, very close” to working out a bipartisan deal that would extend unemployment benefits for five months.
By Joseph Lawler | 03/13/14 11:09 AM
Retail sales rose 0.3 percent in January, ending a two-month slide and beating expectations. The Census Bureau reported Thursday that U.S. consumers spent $427.2 billion on goods and services in February, in its first estimate of retail spending. The Census also revised down its estimates...
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 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...
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