Topic: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
In some areas, farm labor is so scarce that inmates in nearby penitentiaries are picking crops.
10/20/2011 07:00 pm
The White House is pushing a new $35 billion jobs bill to stave off layoffs for teachers, firefighters, and police. But moderate Democrats are balking at parts of the plan.
10/19/2011 08:33 pm
The Gallup unemployment survey isn't the same as the Labor Department unemployment index, but it's close. Will this come up in the GOP presidential debate Tuesday night?
10/18/2011 02:16 pm
After an unprecedented two years of no cost-of-living adjustment, Social Security is poised to boost payments in January, a private group calculates. Social Security COLA will be between 3.5 and 3.7 percent.
10/17/2011 07:06 pm
Gap closings will reduce US locations to 700 by 2013. With Gap closing hundreds of stores around the country, where will Americans shop now?
10/14/2011 04:51 pm
A new study by the European Union found that unemployment is having a disproportionate effect on men because male-dominated industries have been hit hardest by the recession.
10/14/2011 12:19 pm
“Total unemployment” rose to 16.5 percent, while the traditionally reported unemployment rate went flat at 9.1 percent
10/07/2011 01:12 pm
Family health insurance premiums jumped nine percent in 2011. That's the fastest health insurance inflation since 2005.
09/28/2011 03:00 pm
Obama’s new tax initiative supposedly targets millionaires, but he is also proposing limits to deductions and exclusions for families making $250,000 or more. That would hurt average, hardworking families living in high-cost regions.
09/26/2011 12:37 pm
Art and design, while often positioned as luxuries, are actually big, underutilized economic drivers. Just look at the elevated High Line Park in Manhattan, a private-public project that is generating more jobs, revenue, and investment than expected. And don't forget the joy factor.
09/22/2011 12:16 pm