Median U.S. Household Income Up for 2nd Straight Year; Tops ’07 Level

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM September 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — American household incomes rose strongly for the second straight year in 2016, as the long-running economic recovery generated broad gains in prosperity. The median household income was $59,000 in...

Economic Trends: To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now By NEIL IRWIN September 3, 2017 Marta Ramos, left, is a janitor at Apple headquarters. That’s the same job Gail Evans, right, held at Kodak in the 1980s. Economic...

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

Jobs Report By NEIL IRWIN September 1, 2017 The details of the August jobs numbers are disappointing, though hardly catastrophic. The United States economy added fewer jobs than analysts expected (156,000, not 180,000); previous months’ job growth was...

August Jobs Report: What to Watch For

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ September 1, 2017 The Labor Department will release the latest hiring and unemployment figures at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The monthly report provides one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy. Here’s...

August Jobs Report: What to Watch For

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ September 1, 2017 The Labor Department will release the latest hiring and unemployment figures at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The monthly report provides one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy. Here’s...