News Analysis: Trump Shifts Labor Policy Focus From Worker to Entrepreneur

News Analysis By NOAM SCHEIBER September 3, 2017 Even by the standards of the Trump era, one of the more unusual departures from recent Washington practice came in June, in a case before the Supreme Court involving worker rights. The Trump administration...

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...

Trump Move on Job Training Brings ‘Skills Gap’ Debate to the Fore

By NOAM SCHEIBER June 15, 2017 President Trump is taking one the most concrete steps of his presidency on Thursday to address the employment prospects of workers left behind by the current economic expansion. In doing so, he also joins a long-running and...

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...

U.S. Jobs Report: What to Watch For

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ April 7, 2017 At 8:30 a.m. Eastern time Friday, the Labor Department will report the latest figures on hiring and unemployment in March. Fairly or not, the data will be a measure of President Trump’s success in terms of job...