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Articles About wage growth
July 09, 2015
Will Part-Time Jobs Ever Stop Being the New Normal in America?
Involuntary part-time work is on the rise, and we may need to come to terms with the fact that it's a new economic norm for American workers.
June 05, 2015
Unemployment Rate Unchanged for July, But Jobs Keep Adding Up
Through the month of January, the U.S. economy added 257,000 jobs, which kept the unemployment rate at a healthy 5.7%.
May 14, 2015
The ‘Old Middle Class’ May Be Making a Comeback
As inequality reaches unsustainable levels and the middle class continues to struggle, it's time that Big Labor made a comeback.
May 11, 2015
Why the Middle Class Should Care About the Minimum Wage
For all the talk about minimum and living wages, one important question often goes unanswered: what exactly is a living wage?
April 24, 2015
Here’s Why U.S. Income Inequality Won’t Be an Easy Fix
Despite the massive changes the United States has experienced in the last century, the elastic band of income equalization has begun to snap back.
April 17, 2015
If a $15 Minimum Wage Sounds Crazy, This Will Blow Your Mind
As minimum wages around the country get a bump, one company is going above and beyond -- instituting a $70,000 minimum for all employees.
April 02, 2015
The One Major Problem With the Economic Recovery
The headline unemployment rate -- the share of jobless Americans that are actively working -- has fallen to its lowest level since the middle of 2008.
February 06, 2015
Obama Says the U.S. Economic ‘Resurgence Is Real,’ But Is He Right?
Obama has claimed "America’s Resurgence is real."
August 14, 2014
Top 10 Cities With Soaring Home Prices
Numerous areas are still posting double-digit price increases.
August 07, 2014
U.S. Economy: Are Falling Jobless Claims Evidence of Future Strength?
First-time applications for unemployment benefits remain near pre-recession lows.
August 01, 2014
July Job Creation Slows, But Is Economy Doing What It’s Supposed to?
Is the U.S. economy “doing what it should” by creating more than 200,000 jobs -- a level considered to be an important benchmark of economic health?
July 31, 2014
Yellen Has Labor Market Blues, But Full Employment Is as Close as 2016
When more people are employed, consumers have more cash at their disposal, meaning more money is being spent and businesses hire more employees.
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.
May 07, 2014
Consumer Confidence: The One Economic Problem the Fed Can’t Fix?
While consumers are not as worried about their wallets as they were immediately following the recession, spending is not exactly recovering.
May 01, 2014
3 Charts Explaining the Health of the U.S. Economy
The fact that first-quarter gross domestic product growth amounted to just 0.1 percent has made the April jobs report much anticipated.
April 30, 2014
Here’s Why Economists Believe April Job Growth Was Strong
Economists were handed a sign that the labor market survived winter’s harsh grip and that job creation is once again accelerating.
April 30, 2014
What Recovery? GDP Barely Grew Last Quarter
First-quarter gross domestic product growth (or lack thereof) will shine a new light on the state of the United States' economic recovery.
April 29, 2014
Here’s Why Americans Still Aren’t Confident in the Economy
Gallup's Economic Confidence Index, which averages how Americans rate current economic conditions with their expectations for the future, is down.
April 22, 2014
What Evils Did March’s Retail Sales Report Hide?
Snapshot of retail sales compiled by the industry trade groups from the International Council of Shopping Centers and Johnson Redbook reflect ongoing stagnation.
April 21, 2014
Minimum Wage Perspective: CEOs Earn 331 Times the Average U.S. Worker
After 2013's wave of retail worker strikes, the issue of minimum wage was again put at the forefront of the national debate by the president.
April 17, 2014
Labor Market Steps Forward: Wages Grow and Jobless Claims Drop
Even though jobless claims rebounded, they are still in line with pre-recession levels, when about 320,000 initial claims were filed each week.
April 17, 2014
Labor Market Recovery Debate Hinges on the Long-Term Unemployed
Metropolitan areas across the country are reporting pre-recession era jobless rates, meaning workers are now able to demand wage increases.
April 14, 2014
Sunshine Makes All the Difference: Retail Sales Show Improving Economy
In March, retail sales expanded by the largest percentage since September 2012 and exceeded November’s growth rate.
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 10, 2014
Jobs, Hiring, and Layoffs: Where Does the Labor Market Stand?
Initial applications for unemployment benefits fell close to a seven-year low last week.
April 02, 2014
Economist: Job Market Is Finally Coming Out of ‘Winter Slumber’
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has acknowledged the ongoing problems in the U.S. labor market.
March 13, 2014
Economy Breathes Sigh of Relief: Consumers Are Spending Once Again
For the first time in three months, retail sales increased on a month-over-month basis rather than decreasing.
February 28, 2014
Cold Weather Claims Another Victim: Fourth-Quarter GDP
Government economists determined that consumer spending was not as strong in the fourth-quarter as previously calculated.
February 25, 2014
Do Consumers Think the Economy Will Gain Momentum?
With a sluggish economy and weak labor market, consumers are finding it difficult to have an upbeat outlook.
February 19, 2014
Economist: Consumer Spending Has ‘Literally Frozen’
Now, for economists and the retail sector, the question is whether spending will pick up in February.
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