The unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by 178,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said.
After an unprecedented GOP primary season, the three main events in the general election campaign predictably devolved into the muddiest melodrama we've ever seen in presidential politics.
This is literally what they've been saying at Trump rallies. Importantly, we knew all of these horrible things long before
The economy is up and so is job-hopping. How can you attract superior talent to grow and improve your business while holding onto your top performers to refine your business?
Leo Hindery, Jr. is Co-chair of the Task Force on Jobs Creation, founder of Jobs First 2012, and a member of the Council
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.