The labor force participation rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 62.8 percent in April.
Today, we found out that over 800,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force in April, bringing labor force participation to its lowest mark since Jimmy Carter’s heyday in 1978.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its monthly unemployment report tomorrow morning, estimating the unemployment rate for April 2014.
With the national unemployment rate hovering above 6.5 percent, it’s important to look at the underlying state employment rates that make up the national statistics.
Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the effects of raising the minimum wage.
This week the CBO revealed how another White House initiative – raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour – would impact employment.
The Labor Department on Friday released the employment report for January 2014.
Congress is out of session this week having escaped winter storm Janus, which shut down the federal government yesterday and for most of this morning.
After better-than-expected jobs and economic growth reports the week before, Americans learned last week that they are wealthier than ever before.
There were very few pieces of economic data released last week and those that were released revealed a mixed picture.