CHRISTOPHER RUGABER / The Associated PressMay 3, 2019
The numbers suggest fewer concerns about sustaining economic growth as the recovery from the Great Recession nears the decade mark. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMar 7, 2016
U.S. industry added 242,000 jobs in February—but the major gains were in low-wage industries, and average hourly earnings dropped 3 cents. And unemployment rates remained far higher for minorities than for whites. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMay 11, 2015
Yes, all of the U.S. jobs lost to the Great Recession were recovered by mid-2014. But “we didn’t manage to create enough new jobs to satisfy the shortfall” in positions that would have been made “had the economy kept chugging along at a reasonably normal pace,” writes Suzanne McGee at The Guardian. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigNov 7, 2014
Despite 9 million Americans remaining out of work, economists hailed the drop of the U.S. unemployment rate to its lowest level since 2008 on Friday. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
E.J. Dionne Jr. / TruthdigOct 7, 2014
President Obama is clearly frustrated that having inherited an economy that was at death's door, he is getting remarkably little credit for getting it back on its feet. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Robert Reich / TruthdigFeb 10, 2014
How can bad news on Main Street (only 113,000 jobs were created in January, on top of a meager 74,000 in December) cause good news on Wall Street? Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigDec 9, 2013
Transportation and warehouse companies have added jobs, factory employees exceeded 12 million people for the first time in four years, the elderly are seeking work, pay remains stagnant at the bottom, and the long-term unemployed are still screwed. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJun 8, 2013
The 179,000 jobs created in May and boasted about by the Obama administration are no more than "the usual lowly paid non-exportable domestic service jobs -- the jobs of a third world country," former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts writes. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 4, 2013
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists ask, in the context of the new jobs report, whether the U.S. has two economies. Also, Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio wants immigration reform and President Obama does also, so what will it take to get it passed? Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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