This summer’s jobs reports have seemed promising. So, why is food stamp enrollment higher than it was at the height of the Great Recession?
New Report shows jobs gained during the recovery from the Great Recession pay an average 23% less than the jobs lost, resulting in a estimated $93 billion in lost wages.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in its July Jobs Report today that 17.9 million Americans are unemployed.
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will release the employment numbers for May 2014.
A new Gallup poll released today showed that unemployment and a dysfunctional government still rank as the top problems among individuals. According to the survey, “Twenty percent of Americans name unemployment or jobs as the most important problem facing the country in May, up from 14% who mentioned these issues in April. Dysfunctional government (19%) and the economy in general (17%) also rank among the top problems.”
A recent Yougov/Economist poll evaluated Americans’ level of skepticism concerning government statistics. It found that 59% of respondents believed there were actually more unemployed people than what the BLS reported.
Voters have begun to say they trust the Republican Party more than the Democratic Party when it come to handling economic issues.
Yesterday, Senate Democrats engaged in an all-night talk-a-thon on environmental policy. Yet, as many news stories have acknowledged, this exercise amounted to mere hot air; even though they control the Senate, they have no plan for specific legislation or action.
Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the effects of raising the minimum wage.
We decided that since today is the 5th anniversary of the 2009 stimulus bill, we’d look at some key economic data points from the stimulus’s brief, but tumultuous history.