Jobs

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.

We've Been Worrying About the Wrong Deficit
April 30, 2014

It's the trade deficit that we should be worrying about.

March Jobs Report: Slow, But Steady Improvement
April 04, 2014

The economy still hasn't kicked into second gear.

John Boehner’s Ridiculous Excuse for Blocking the Deal on Unemployment Benefits
March 19, 2014

Republicans have an endless list of excuses for not extending unemployment insurance.

The Silicon Valley Labor Scandals Prove Minimum Wage Hikes Don't Cost Jobs
February 14, 2014

What we can learn from Apple, Google, and Pixar's attempts to keep wages low.

Why in the World Is Obama Going to an Amazon Warehouse?
July 29, 2013

Not long ago, Mac McClelland, a reporter for Mother Jones, spent a month working at a warehouse that handles shipping for the big online merchants.

The GOP Is Right About Obama's Economic Speech
July 24, 2013

The Republican National Committee didn’t wait for President Obama to give his big address today before rendering a verdict on it. “Same Speech, Different Day.” And, for a change, they had it exactly right.

President Obama's Jobs Wake-Up Call
The latest report should have him panicked
April 05, 2013

The latest report should have him panicked.

Does Climate Change Skew Jobs Data?
Why February's great report may be overstated
March 11, 2013

Why February's growth may be overstated.