Bureau of Labor Statistics Tag
A really solid jobs report on Friday showed strong private-sector growth. We’re not out of the woods just yet, but the recovery is clearly taking a more solid shape than we’ve seen since 2008. So be on the lookout for more stupid crap in the coming days.
As if the Republican primary couldn’t get any worse, now the four remaining candidates will have to figure out how to spin the incredibly positive report on unemployment and job creation released on Friday. An impressive report all-around.
It’s far too early for President Obama to strike up the band for a rousing rendition of “Happy Days Are Here Again!,” but let’s all enjoy a positive report on job creation. We delve beneath the headline numbers for a look at what’s really happening.
According to a study published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Pediatrics, nearly one out of three Americans will be arrested before the age of 23. But look closely: Is this due to bad policing or bad teenagers?
The national unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in two and a half years, falling to 8.6 percent according to Friday’s report from the Labor Department. But the reason for the dip is not a strong jump in hiring.
The employment situation in the United States is moving in the right direction. The problem, though, is that it’s headed that way very slowly. Painfully, dreadfully slow. Let’s take a look at the latest jobs report.