Economic Trends: We May Be Closer to Full Employment Than It Seemed. That’s Bad News.

Economic Trends By NEIL IRWIN June 2, 2017 The May job numbers raise a depressing possibility: that this is as good as it will get for the United States labor market. At first glance, the new numbers seem like a bit of a mystery. The unemployment rate fell...

China Moves to Stabilize Currency, Retreating From Effort to Ease Control

By KEITH BRADSHER May 26, 2017 HONG KONG — China has made a big show of gradually loosening its grip on the value of its currency, an effort meant to mollify critics like President Trump and experts both inside and outside the country who have long...

Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on Utah’s Economy

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM May 21, 2017 SALT LAKE CITY — Stephanie Pappas and her brothers built their roofing supply company in this fast-growing region by promising next-day delivery, but lately they’ve been forced to tell some customers that...

Japan’s Economy Is Growing, but Don’t Call It a Hot Streak

By JONATHAN SOBLE May 17, 2017 TOKYO — Japan’s economic engine may not exactly be roaring, but there is a definite hum in the air. The economy grew for a fifth consecutive quarter at the start of 2017, the longest stretch of growth in more than a...

Economic Trends: The Low-Inflation World May Be Sticking Around Longer Than Expected

It will take more than a U.S. presidential election, a few months of solid global growth and a recovery in oil prices to fix it.

Trump Saved Carrier Jobs. These Workers Weren’t as Lucky.

At an Indiana factory operated by the same corporate parent, more than 700 blue-collar workers are being laid off as their jobs are moved to Mexico.