The economy added an unexpected 288,000 jobs in June, the best employment report for the US in six years. Beyond the eye-catching numbers, there were other reasons for optimism in the June jobs report.
A new report finds a decline in the portion of US firms that are young, growing, and creating jobs. Fewer entrepreneurs could mean the economy is shifting onto a slower-growth, lower-prosperity track.
MInimum wage reform is gaining steam around the country, and Senate Democrats will soon introduce legislation raising it nationally to $10.10. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
We can't make the reforms we need to raise wages and create new jobs because some wealthy people and big corporations have a strangle-hold on our politics. 'McCutcheon' makes that strangle-hold even tighter.
Women in the workforce make more money than their mothers did, on average, but they still make less than their fathers did at similar stages in their careers, according to a new study. The father-daughter wage gap was biggest among the wealthiest workers.