Calls to increase work requirements among those receiving government assistance should recognize that most poor adults are already working, looking for work, or are disabled or ill.
By Francine D. Blau, Lawrence M. Kahn
In 2016 women who worked year-round and full-time earned, on average, around 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Though still substantial, the difference in women’s average earnings relative to men’s has narrowed considerably since the 1970s.
By Paul Solman
The economy added 156,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate remained largely unchanged at 4.4 percent.
The U.S. unemployment rate crawled up to 4.4 percent in June. NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman looks at what that means for the economy.
The unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in March, the lowest since the Great Recession. But the U.S. economy added far fewer jobs than expected.
By Kristen Doerer
The U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.7 percent.
By Benn Steil, Emma Smith
We're nearing the threshold used to estimate how low unemployment can get before inflation rises. Will the Fed raise interest rates?…
By Kristen Doerer
Wage growth "has been the unfinished work of this economic recovery,” said Mark Hamrick. “It helps to explain the remaining level of dissatisfaction among Americans with the economy.”…
By PBS NewsHour
What is President Obama’s economic legacy? Did his efforts to turn the country around after the 2008 financial crisis constitute a robust recovery, or too little, too late? Economics correspondent Paul Solman assembled a panel of economic experts to discuss…
By Making Sen$e Editor
Over the past 75 years, the racial gap in economic rank has narrowed sharply among men at the top of the earnings ladder, but changed very little among those at the middle and bottom.
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