January 28, 2020
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By Paul Solman
The March gain was the biggest monthly increase since August 2009, the Commerce Department reported.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
The U.S. economy added 20,000 jobs in February -- a number far below expectations. Unemployment dropped to 3.8 percent.
By Gretchen Frazee
The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.
Average hourly wages rose 3.1 percent, the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent, and the economy added 250,000 jobs in October.
The unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in September, the lowest since the Vietnam War. The economy added 134,00 jobs, fewer than expected because of losses from Hurricane Florence.
The government adjusts Social Security benefits each year based on inflation rates, but that increase has not kept up with the rising cost of medical care and other expenses.
The economy added 201,000 jobs in August, and the national unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent.
By Larisa Epatko
In an effort to curb soaring inflation in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro shaved five zeros off the value of the bolivar. Is it enough? We asked several analysts to explain.
By Vikram Mansharamani
Quantitative easing and other unconventional policies should have produced extraordinary inflation, quite possibly even hyperinflation. So what's going on?…
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