BLS

Recovery Summer May Finally Have Arrived
Finally, a jobs report routs expectations
July 03, 2014

Job growth beat expectations in June. The economy may finally be kicking into second gear.

The New Jobs Numbers Are Great. The Whole Picture Isn't, Yet.
May 02, 2014

On the one hand, on the other hand, on the other hand—yeah, it's one of those reports that makes economics so complicated and annoying.

The Economic Recovery Is Staggeringly Tilted Towards the Rich
April 11, 2014

Overall, income has surpassed 2008. But new data shows incomes for the bottom 20 percent of households are still below peak.

The Absurd Politics of Counting Green Jobs
June 08, 2012

This week, the debate over the economy and environmental policy reached a new low. Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Calif.), and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform which he chairs, made Bureau of Labor Statistics officials go through a list of jobs and say whether or not they were counted as green in their “Green Goods and Services Survey” in order to ridicule it. In a comical exchange between Issa and BLS Commissioner John Galvin, Issa lists at least seven jobs that are both pedestrian and far from the sorts of cleantech jobs highlighted as dynamic jobs of the future.