The President launched an initiative last week to train 500,000 Americans for high-paying jobs in high-technology services.
On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released January's jobs report and, as has been the case for some time now, the news was good. The economy added 257,000 jobs during the month.
On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released December's job numbers and revealed that the strong growth we had seen throughout 2014 continues unabated.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics unveiled the latest jobs report Friday and the results blew out all expectations as the economy added 321,000 jobs in November.
In Republican vernacular, returning to the "old ways" is "taking our country back;" but back to what? If the subject is the economy, it is back to Bush-era economic policies that are wildly popular with conservative mainstream media, but still not austere and severe enough for the Koch brothers.
There has been relative silence on two new economic reports that put a stake in the economic agenda Republicans are frothing at the mouth to enact should they win control of Congress.
During a debate with his Democratic gubernatorial opponent last week, Koch loyalist Scott Walker took the time to insult Wisconsin workers he claimed are responsible for being stuck earning poverty wages.
According to the Department of Workforce Development, "there is no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the complainants are not a living wage"
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released September's employment figures on Friday and it was almost entirely good news. The economy added 248,000 new jobs during the month and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9%.
The right-wing negativity critical of those individuals receiving food stamps and other welfare benefits irritates me. The recipients are always characterized by the political extremists as "lazy."
According to new research on America's world-leading economic inequality, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that in 2014, the exceptionally rich United States has the distinction of the highest proportion of low-paying jobs among every developed nation in the world. The report is just in time for Republicans on the campaign trail to boast to their supporters that America is number one in having over a quarter of its workforce laboring for poverty wages.
If we were able to ask the average American if s/he would be willing to pay $12.50 annually so that thousands upon thousands of people who work for a living might stand a chance of meeting their basic needs, I wonder how s/he would respond?
On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for the month on May. For the fourth month in a row, American employers added over 200,000 jobs. For May, we saw 217,000 nonfarm payroll jobs added to the economy.
Now that their Obamacare kills jobs lie was discredited by the CBO's report and again in testimony to Congress, Republicans in the House of Representatives are seeking another way to call "you people" lazy freeloaders.
Republicans will have killed an additional 240,000 jobs in 2014 according to The Council of Economic Advisers who estimated that not extending the unemployment benefits will have a deleterious effect on hiring.
It was a certainty that Republicans would use the recent good news on the economy, both GDP growth and job numbers, as a reason to find new ways to thwart the recovering economy and kill more jobs.
Republicans who are wont to claim they speak for all Americans say the people oppose higher wages, but if the minimum wage kept pace with the top 1%, it would be $22.62 an hour.
People should not work full-time for wages that put them below the poverty line, but it is all too common. Now, they're taking a stand.
Despite draconian Republican efforts to tank the economy and impose austerity on the people for the benefit of the top 2%, April was a banner month. 165,000 jobs were created.
The drop in the unemployment rate to 7.8% has gotten the radicals on the right all twisted and spouting pathetic conspiracy theories about the BLS and Obama. Here's why they are wrong.