The unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by 178,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said.
The America I know is widely viewed more positively overseas than it was eight years ago. But when you read all those stories
For most of our history, this American Dream united us as a nation. Sure, it was hard - you have to work hard for most things
America's economy is chugging along.
Ultimately, paying people more than poverty wages doesn't just help workers. It strengthens the foundation of our economy and paves the way for growth. But don't expect the Republicans running for President to change their positions and rhetoric.
2015 was a good year for job growth. By the end of the year, the tightening job market finally started showing signs of generating some wage pressures. But we've got a ways to go before the economy's growth is broadly shared.
Growth has lifted humanity from the caves to the cities and given us civilization. Yet today it is scapegoated by its critics for causing many societal ills. Growth's critics rightfully sound the alarm on environmental and social problems. But their criticism of growth misses the real issues of poor policy and misguided public values.
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it is raising its benchmark interest rate, putting downward pressure on job creation in order to address long-term concerns about inflation and financial stability.
The central bank's long-awaited decision will hit you in your wallet.
The September jobs report is spooking even the optimists.
If Greece's creditors seek to help the country eventually stand on its own two feet, it should provide the debt relief that could make Greek products more competitive internationally. Supporting businesses is one side of the equation. The other part is investing in human capital.
Many college students take on campus jobs to pay their tuition, noted Will Kimball, another author on the study. “If there