Economic Winners: Under Trump, Job Market Has Improved More for Clinton Supporters

Economic Winners By JED KOLKO September 5, 2017 Since President Trump took office in January, job growth has continued to be robust, and the unemployment rate has continued to fall. Republicans have become far more confident about the economy since the...

Economic Winners: Under Trump, Job Market Has Improved More for Clinton Supporters

Economic Winners By JED KOLKO September 5, 2017 Since President Trump took office in January, job growth has continued to be robust, and the unemployment rate has continued to fall. Republicans have become far more confident about the economy since the...

Eager to Create Blue-Collar Jobs, a Small Business Struggles

Eager to Create Blue-Collar Jobs, a Small Business Struggles By TRIP GABRIEL September 3, 2017 Anita-Maria Quillen, chief executive of Diversified Engineering and Plastics, outside her home in Jackson, Mich. Her company has been squeezed as car sales have...

Fed Officials Confront New Reality: Low Inflation and Low Unemployment

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM August 16, 2017 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials are struggling to make sense of a new economic reality in which low inflation and low unemployment are persisting side by side. At the Fed’s most recent meeting, in late...

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...

U.S. Added 138,000 Jobs in May; Unemployment at 4.3%

By PATRICIA COHEN June 2, 2017 Employment grew by 138,000 jobs in May, according to data released Friday by the government, the latest official snapshot of the economy. The Numbers • 138,000 jobs were added last month. Economists had expected a gain of...