Unemployment

Thursday's GDP Report Will Tell Us a Lot About the Economy
October 30, 2014

But it won't reveal whether wages are growing.

Ignore the Haters: Obama Helped Save the U.S. Economy
October 10, 2014

It would look much better if not for the GOP.

The Federal Reserve Is the Only Institution Fighting for American Workers
October 09, 2014

It's worried about jobs, not inflation. That's great news.

Unemployed Americans Are Miserable, and Republicans Are Making It Worse
August 20, 2014

Extending unemployment insurance would reduce the misery of the jobless.

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

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

Map: See Which States Have the Worst Job Markets
April 18, 2014

North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate. Rhode Island the highest.

Economists Do Not Agree About How To Measure Unemployment
March 16, 2014

While economists debate about how to measure long versus short-term unemployment numbers, the Federal Reserve should continue to press the gas.

An Unemployment Benefits Extension? Here's the Sticking Point.
January 07, 2014

Republicans may just want to shift the burden from one disadvantaged group to another.

The Budget Deal Is a Decent One—Unless You're Unemployed
December 11, 2013

The agreement announced Tuesday, however modest, is a step in the right direction.

Four Frightening Charts About America's Struggling Lower-Middle Class
December 04, 2013

The people the pols praise are having trouble making ends meet.