Labor economics

Countering GOP Obstruction Obama Initiative Creates 500,000 High-Paying Jobs

Countering GOP Obstruction Obama Initiative Creates 500,000 High-Paying Jobs

The President launched an initiative last week to train 500,000 Americans for high-paying jobs in high-technology services.

9 years ago

President Obama’s Economy Continues To Surge As 257,000 Jobs Added In January

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released January's jobs report and, as has been the case for some time…

9 years ago

2014 Finishes With Best Job Growth Since 1999 As Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.6%

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released December's job numbers and revealed that the strong growth we had seen…

10 years ago

Thanks, Obama! 2014 Is Best Year For Job Growth Since Bill Clinton Was President

The Bureau of Labor Statistics unveiled the latest jobs report Friday and the results blew out all expectations as the…

10 years ago

Obama Has Best Job Creation Streak Since 1939 So Republicans Vow To Return To Bush

In Republican vernacular, returning to the "old ways" is "taking our country back;" but back to what? If the subject…

10 years ago

Here’s More Great Economic News For Democrats To Hammer Republicans With

There has been relative silence on two new economic reports that put a stake in the economic agenda Republicans are…

10 years ago

Scott Walker Joins the Republican Crusade Denigrating Americans’ Work Ethic

During a debate with his Democratic gubernatorial opponent last week, Koch loyalist Scott Walker took the time to insult Wisconsin…

10 years ago

Gov. Scott Walker Says $7.25 Per Hour is a Living Wage

According to the Department of Workforce Development, "there is no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the…

10 years ago

We Are Way Better Off Than We Were When Bush Left Office As Jobless Rate Falls To 5.9%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released September's employment figures on Friday and it was almost entirely good news. The economy…

10 years ago

Who Is Lazier, The Welfare Recipient Or The Rich Guy?

The right-wing negativity critical of those individuals receiving food stamps and other welfare benefits irritates me. The recipients are always…

10 years ago

Proof That Republicans Are Creating Poverty: America Is Number One In Low Wage Jobs

According to new research on America's world-leading economic inequality, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that in…

10 years ago

How Much Would You Pay for the Good Society? Where the Income Inequality Debate Can Take Us

If we were able to ask the average American if s/he would be willing to pay $12.50 annually so that…

10 years ago

Another Solid Jobs Report Shows Why Republicans Are Laser Focused On Fake Scandals

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for the month on May. For the fourth month…

10 years ago

Work Ethic Challenged Republicans Now Claim the ACA Threatens America’s Work Ethic

Now that their Obamacare kills jobs lie was discredited by the CBO's report and again in testimony to Congress, Republicans…

10 years ago

Republicans Will Kill 240,000 Jobs In 2014 By Not Extending Unemployment Benefits

Republicans will have killed an additional 240,000 jobs in 2014 according to The Council of Economic Advisers who estimated that…

11 years ago

John Boehner and Eric Cantor Respond to Economic Good News By Planning to Kill More Jobs

It was a certainty that Republicans would use the recent good news on the economy, both GDP growth and job…

11 years ago

Stop Complaining Republicans, the Minimum Wage Should be $22.62 an Hour

Republicans who are wont to claim they speak for all Americans say the people oppose higher wages, but if the…

11 years ago

Low Wage Work Rebellion May Finally Bring Down Our Poverty Rate

People should not work full-time for wages that put them below the poverty line, but it is all too common.…

11 years ago

Despite GOP, 165k Jobs Created in April and Unemployment at 4-Year Low

Despite draconian Republican efforts to tank the economy and impose austerity on the people for the benefit of the top…

11 years ago

The Right Wing Conspiracy Theorists Who Attack Job Numbers Are Pathetic

The drop in the unemployment rate to 7.8% has gotten the radicals on the right all twisted and spouting pathetic…

12 years ago