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March 02, 2016
Americans Are Finding Jobs, But There’s an Ugly Flip Side
The good news? American workers are finding jobs, after long bouts of unemployment. The bad news? There's issues with those jobs.
April 25, 2015
Why More Than 1/3 of Americans Are Not Looking For Work
There is an enormous number of working-age Americans who have found themselves on the outside looking in when it comes to employment.
March 22, 2015
How Much Is the Average Retirement Age Really Rising?
Age is just a number, until you realize that it can also indicate how well you are prepared for retirement.
September 18, 2014
3 Charts Showing How “Unremarkable” the Economic Recovery Has Been
With all the shouting, it can be hard to get a clear picture of what's going on with the economy. These charts can help focus the picture.
July 02, 2014
Has the Labor Force Finally Stopped Shrinking?
The U.S Federal Reserve, which has been searching for signs of improvement in the labor market, may have finally found what it is looking for.
June 05, 2014
The Unemployment Rate Likely Jumped in May, and That’s OK
Economists expect that job creation slowed last month, and with that loss of momentum, the unemployment rate will also likely tick upward.
May 09, 2014
Democrats and GOP Blame Each Other for Weak Job Market: Who’s Right?
Key employment data, such as the monthly jobs report, is being co-opted by lawmakers for their own political purposes ahead of November’s midterm elections.
April 14, 2014
Did the Obama Administration Approach the Jobs Recovery Wrong?
Key to the current unemployment situation is the discouragement of job seekers, poor work incentives created by government policies, the growth of federal disability programs, and the inadequacies of schooling and training.
April 01, 2014
No Jobs, No Opportunity: America’s Young Face Permanent Setback
If you ask around, most Americans will probably tell you that the U.S. job market is FUBAR.
January 17, 2014
Fed President Lacker Contextualizes Economic Hope for 2014
Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, made definitively positive economic statements in a speech on Friday.
January 17, 2014
The Wealth Effect Hits Consumer Sentiment
With the wealth effect primarily reaching those with high incomes and asset holdings, consumer sentiment is struggling to sustain a significant move higher.
January 09, 2014
How Many Americans Actually Have Full-Time Work?
The percentage of the U.S. population that had full-time work declined in December.
January 08, 2014
Fed Minutes: The Taper Debate Is On and Focused On Jobs
The U.S. Federal Reserve revealed that the taper debate is in full swing at the nation's central bank.
January 01, 2014
5 Ways Headline Unemployment Hides How Bad It Really Is
Headline labor market data is opaque and can often mask what's really going on in the economy.
December 27, 2013
7 States Hit Hardest by Expiring Unemployment Insurance
Extended unemployment insurance benefits for approximately 1.37 million Americans are set to expire on December 28.
December 12, 2013
Unemployment Claims: ‘Tis the Season to File
Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased more than expected for the week ended December 7, and it's easy to see the seasonal adjustment at work.
December 05, 2013
Labor Market Diagnosis: The Underemployed States of America
The details may vary between reports, but the overall picture is clear: the U.S. labor market is stagnating.
November 13, 2013
Students Suffer a Repayment Crisis, Not a Debt Crisis
College is not the right choice for everyone, but there is no hiding the fact that education is increasingly important in the modern workforce.
October 17, 2013
Forgetting the Government Shutdown, Jobless Claims Look OK
While falling off from the six-month high recorded for the week ended October 5, first-time jobless claims remained elevated the following week.
October 10, 2013
Government Shutdown Helps Jobless Claims to 6-Month High
Thanks to a backlog of applications in California and the government shutdown, initial claims for unemployment benefits spiked in the week ended October 5.
October 03, 2013
Despite Slow Hiring, Jobless Claims Linger Near 2007 Levels
The Labor Department’s report showed that initial jobless claims increased by 1,000 for the week ended September 28 to a seasonally adjusted 308,000.
October 03, 2013
Fewer Americans Have Full-Time Work as Recovery Sputters
Recent data show that despite a steady decline in the headline unemployment rate, less than half of the U.S. adult population has full-time work.
October 03, 2013
Report: Sequestration and Obamacare Pushing Up Layoffs
Challenger, Gray & Christmas's most recent report shows that planned layoffs have outpaced year-ago levels for four consecutive months.
October 02, 2013
ADP: Service Sector Leads Small September Jobs Gains
The 166,000 jobs United States employers added to their payrolls in the month of September fell below economist expectations for 180,000 additions.
September 26, 2013
Here’s Why Unemployment Is Still at Unacceptable Levels
For most of September, first-time claims for unemployment benefits have been trending down.
September 19, 2013
Just as the Fed Said: Labor Good, Not Great
Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose for the week ended September 14, but the increase was smaller than expected.
September 12, 2013
Computer Error Pushes Jobless Claims to Post-Recession Low
The problem is that decline was likely caused by two states that initiated a computer upgrade preventing officials from processing all the claims they received during the week due.
September 10, 2013
Employers Hoarding Labor: Here’s Why That’s Bad News
The Labor Department’s most recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey added supporting evidence that job creation is stagnating.
September 06, 2013
Jobs Report: Here’s Why the News Is Not So Great
The Department of Labor reported Friday that employers expanded their payrolls by 169,000 jobs, below the consensus estimate of 175,000 new jobs.
September 05, 2013
Jobless Claims Are Dropping, But What About Hiring?
For the week ending August 31, the Labor Department reported that initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped by 9,000 applications to 323,000.