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.
As poll after poll finds that the economy and jobs are top priorities for voters, perceptions about which party is better equipped to handle those issues become increasingly important.
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.
Six years after the United States economy entered into a recession in December of 2007, the economic recovery remains sluggish. The measures taken in an attempt to boost the economy—record government spending and an increasing national debt—have not resulted in the economic growth that was hoped for.
As Congress considers a proposal to increase the federal minimum wage, a debate over the advantages and disadvantages of such a policy has blossomed.
The economy seemed to be humming along until last Friday when the Labor Department (DOL) released its jobs report for December.