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.
The Labor Department on Friday released the employment report for January 2014.
With the CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook for 2014 to 2024 report released yesterday, jobs numbers coming out tomorrow and the end of the suspension of the debt limit approaching, it has been a busy week in Washington.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) yesterday released its semi-annual “Budget and Economic Outlook.” In part, the report revised the CBO’s previous estimates about how the Affordable Care Act will affect the economy.