Topic: Gary Burtless
The dueling job-creation plans that President Obama and GOP figures have rolled out are feeding into a broader debate about what role the US government should play in the economy.
09/16/2011 04:06 pm
Help wanted with a twist: Some firms won't even consider hiring someone who doesn't already have a job. But unemployed can better their job prospects.
09/08/2011 12:01 pm
Labor Day marks a rough year for President Obama and the labor union movement that had high hopes for him. Unemployment remains high, and unions are under fire from political conservatives.
09/04/2011 04:50 pm
Police on Sunday decided not to enforce a 4 p.m. deadline for clearing the building so it could be cleaned. Both the Wisconsin protesters and the state governor hardly appear to be backing down.
02/28/2011 01:24 pm
While the poor get social programs worth $365 billion, the rich get more. Subsidies to help the prosperous build wealth added up to $384 billion last year.
10/18/2010 09:00 am
The unemployment rate doesn’t count those who have stopped looking for work or part-time workers who want full-time employment. In February, underemployment stood at 16.8 percent.
03/05/2010 06:01 pm
As the White House hosts a jobs summit Thursday, here are a range of ideas – from shorter work hours to a second stimulus – to fix the rising unemployment rate.
12/03/2009 12:00 am
Plans for lengthy plant shutdowns hint at a turning point in automaker history.
12/19/2008 12:00 am