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How Economic Data Is Kept Politics-Free

How Economic Data Is Kept Politics-Free

A construction site in New York. Employment data is compiled by career civil servants who have worked for both Republican and Democratic administrations.
How the Labor Dept. Keeps Its Economic Data Politics-Free

How the Labor Dept. Keeps Its Economic Data Politics-Free

A construction site in New York. Employment data is compiled by career civil servants who have worked for both Republican and Democratic administrations.
Jobs Report: These Jobs Numbers Show an Economy That Is Basically Healthy

Jobs Report: These Jobs Numbers Show an Economy That Is Basically Healthy

Making thread from recycled plastic bottles in Yadkinville, N.C. Automation has led to a decline in American manufacturing jobs, even as output has grown.
Jobs Report: The New Jobs Numbers Signal the End of an Economic Era

Jobs Report: The New Jobs Numbers Signal the End of an Economic Era

Waiting in line at a jobs fair in Atlanta in October. Last month the nation’s jobless rate reached its lowest point in nearly a decade.
Workplace Deaths in 2015 Reached Six-Year High

Workplace Deaths in 2015 Reached Six-Year High

A crash between a tractor-trailer and a tour bus, in which several people were killed, near Mount Pocono, Pa., in 2015.
Workplace Deaths in 2015 Reached Six-Year High

Workplace Deaths in 2015 Reached Six-Year High

A crash between a tractor-trailer and a tour bus, in which several people were killed, near Mount Pocono, Pa., in 2015.
Jobs Report: Trump Said Unemployment Rate Wasn’t Real. Here Are Some Other Options.

Jobs Report: Trump Said Unemployment Rate Wasn’t Real. Here Are Some Other Options.

The most-cited unemployment number is “totally fiction,” Donald J. Trump said at a rally in Des Moines last December.

Candidate Trump Called Jobs Report 'Fake' But Now Loves It?

CNN's Chief Business Correspondent,Christine Romans called out the Trump administration for "accepting" the "jobs report" today as they are after months of calling them a “hoax, phony, fake, and a
Fact Check: What Trump Got Wrong at His Rally

Fact Check: What Trump Got Wrong at His Rally

President Trump kicked off his re-election campaign in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday.
Why It’s a Good Time to Start Your Own Company

Why It’s a Good Time to Start Your Own Company

Entrepreneurs have a case of startup fever.

April jobs report: 211,000 jobs added, jobless rate 4.4%

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Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy

Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy

Juan Guerrero, right, and Joseph Waseme securing materials on a truck bed at a Roofers Supply lot in Salt Lake City. The company needs at least 15 more drivers to meet demand, but has had trouble
Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy

Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy

Juan Guerrero, right, and Joseph Waseme securing materials on a truck bed at a Roofers Supply lot in Salt Lake City. The company needs at least 15 more drivers to meet demand, but has had trouble
Government Jobs Numbers Fudged Again? Here’s the Real Story…

Government Jobs Numbers Fudged Again? Here’s the Real Story…

This post Government Jobs Numbers Fudged Again? Here’s the Real Story… appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is about to release its monthly report on new U.S. jobs from

Rip roaring or rip snoring? Only 138,000 jobs added in May

Labor force falls. The post Rip roaring or rip snoring? Only 138,000 jobs added in May appeared first on Hot Air.
Can You Believe the Jobs Numbers?

Can You Believe the Jobs Numbers?

Outside a McDonald’s in Baton Rouge, La., in May. The monthly jobs figures can be both honest and imprecise — a best estimate given the available tools but nonetheless subject to ambiguity,
Hotel Boom in SeaTac Is Unfettered by $15 Minimum Wage

Hotel Boom in SeaTac Is Unfettered by $15 Minimum Wage

The location of a new Hyatt under development in SeaTac, Wash., across from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Development has been robust since SeaTac established a $15-an-hour minimum wage,
Here’s Why You Should Reconsider Taking a Job in The Best Places to Live

Here’s Why You Should Reconsider Taking a Job in The Best Places to Live

A large share of those jobs in those cities are routine, and likely to disappear, say economists.
Here’s Why You Should Reconsider Taking a Job in The Best Places to Live

Here’s Why You Should Reconsider Taking a Job in The Best Places to Live

A large share of those jobs in those cities are routine, and likely to disappear, say economists.
Jobs Report: The August Jobs Numbers Are Weak. Don’t Blame Trump.

Jobs Report: The August Jobs Numbers Are Weak. Don’t Blame Trump.

Apartments under construction in Sparks, Nev., last month. The United States economy added fewer jobs than analysts expected (156,000, not 180,000).