The New York Times reports that President Donald Trump’s administration is asking state officials to delay the release of unemployment numbers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which sent a shockwave through the economy and forced many out of work after businesses shuttered.
What is the story of the U.S. economy?
Not unlike the proverbial elephant subject to scrutiny by a band of blind men, the nation’s economy is subject to multiple narrative descriptions depending on which component of the beast, whether our economy or an elephant, the blind man massages.
Can we call an economy “successful,” if people living within it are being harmed, not served?
New state unemployment statistics revealed that the fastest way to sink an economy is to vote for Republican candidates.
"The two Democratic presidents have produced jobs at 7 times the rate of the two Bushes or 2.1 million versus 300,000 per year."
The President launched an initiative last week to train 500,000 Americans for high-paying jobs in high-technology services.
Every U.S. state and the District of Columbia, saw their unemployment rate drop from 2013 to 2014.
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.
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."
It is unfair and hypocritical for a person who has a job but refuses work to attribute laziness to a person who wants to work but cannot find employment, but that has been a defining characteristic of Republicans in Congress over the past four years.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released June's jobs report on Thursday. The report was released a day earlier than normal due to Friday being a national holiday. The BLS showed that the economy added 288,000 jobs in the month of June.
GOP Senators voted almost unanimously to block a three month extension on benefits for the long term unemployed.
Republicans on pace to kill hundreds and hundreds-of-thousands of jobs, send millions of Americans and their children into poverty, and lay waste to the economy; then they are going on vacation.
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.
Republicans are riding a three-year job-killing frenzy and still, Boehner has the temerity to claim House Republicans passed several job bills that President Obama stood on the sideline to obstruct.
On Wednesday morning, Tim Sheridan, Democratic candidate for California's 42nd District, issued a press release. The statement showed both his both his personal support for the extension of unemployment benefits and slammed his opponent, Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
The media is not about to damage Republicans' electoral chances by telling Americans the real reason why they are in poverty, not finding good jobs, and losing their unemployment benefits.
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.
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.