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Payrolls Rise Solidly As Jobless Rate Reaches 9-Year Low

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - U.S. employers boosted hiring in November and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than nine-year low of 4.6 percent,...

The Jobs Debate That America Did Not Get

Michael Golden | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Golden

After an unprecedented GOP primary season, the three main events in the general election campaign predictably devolved into the muddiest melodrama we've ever seen in presidential politics.

Letter to a Trump Supporter #9: Donald Trump's Character

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the ninth and last in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Yesterday...

Growing and Refining Your Business

David B. Nast | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

The economy is up and so is job-hopping. How can you attract superior talent to grow and improve your business while holding onto your top performers to refine your business?

New Solutions to Real Unemployment - A New Sense of Commerce and Government

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Authored by: Leo Hindery, Jr. Americans are relentlessly optimistic. We all want to believe that our country is, in the words of our Founders, a "ci...

4 Things You Need To Know About The Latest Jobs Report

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business

The monthly jobs report came out on Friday, and things are pretty good overall. The big headline numbers were great: The economy added 242,000 jobs in...

Conservative Myths on Minimum Wage Have Dangerous Implications

Duncan Hosie | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ultimately, paying people more than poverty wages doesn't just help workers. It strengthens the foundation of our economy and paves the way for growth. But don't expect the Republicans running for President to change their positions and rhetoric.

2015 Was Solid Year for Job Growth. What Happens Next Matters a Lot.

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.08.2017 | Business
Jared Bernstein

2015 was a good year for job growth. By the end of the year, the tightening job market finally started showing signs of generating some wage pressures. But we've got a ways to go before the economy's growth is broadly shared.

Don't Blame Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 11.24.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Growth has lifted humanity from the caves to the cities and given us civilization. Yet today it is scapegoated by its critics for causing many societal ills. Growth's critics rightfully sound the alarm on environmental and social problems. But their criticism of growth misses the real issues of poor policy and misguided public values.

The Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Potentially Slowing Job Market Growth

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it is raising its benchmark interest rate, putting downward pressure on job creation in ord...

A Lot to Be Thankful For

MoneyTips | Posted 11.25.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

As Thanksgiving approaches, we think about all of the people and things in our lives that we are thankful for -- but how often do we think about being thankful for our economic good fortune?

There Are Not Enough Jobs, And Austerity Is To Blame

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

The especially poor September jobs report reinforces what many economists have been saying for months: The six-year recovery from the Great Recession ...

To Rescue Greece, Invest in Skills and Small Business

Sabina Dewan | Posted 07.16.2016 | World
Sabina Dewan

If Greece's creditors seek to help the country eventually stand on its own two feet, it should provide the debt relief that could make Greek products more competitive internationally. Supporting businesses is one side of the equation. The other part is investing in human capital.

Jenny Che

Wages For College Grads Are Now Lower Than They Were 15 Years Ago

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business

College graduates, brace yourselves for some disappointing news. Wages for university grads are 2.5 percent lower than what they were 15 years ago,...

One for All, All for One

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Clearly, honesty is the foundation of being good. Honesty is the baseline. Pay your taxes, return the wallet you found on a park bench, and write down exactly how many golf strokes you had on a particular hole.

Make Yourself More Valuable in Your Workplace: Develop Your 'Meta-Skills'

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

"Mindset over skill set." I recently heard this phrase in a talk on smart hiring strategies, and it struck me that mindset is really what we're talking about when we talk about meta-skills.

These States Have Seen The Most Job Growth Since The Recession

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

So Many Targets! So Little Time!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hillary, Bibi, O'Reilly, the economy... So many targets, so little time!...

Urban Renaissance or Cities of the One Percent?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.04.2015 | San Francisco
Angela Glover Blackwell

More than 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in metropolitan areas and that number is only expected to grow in the coming years. If we don't act now to build inclusive growth at scale in urban economies, we're heading towards an urban downfall, not an urban renaissance.

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article.

The Job Market Is Still Years Away From A Full Recovery

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

Friday's jobs report was generally pretty good news. The jobless rate dropped to a six-year low of 5.6 percent. And the December hiring data capped of...

First Impressions: Strong Payroll Gains Mark Another Solid Jobs Report

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While any one month's results from these "high-frequency" data should be taken with a grain of salt, I saw no obvious anomalies in the payroll data. Job growth was robust across industries, with almost 70 percent of private industries expanding.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Jobs Bills That Don't Create Jobs: What Republican Control Could Mean

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans emerged from the midterm elections with a Senate majority and their strongest House majority since Herbert Hoover's presiden...

Joe Biden Went Too Far

FactCheck.org | ori Robertson and D’Angelo Gore, with Alexander Nacht | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Vice President Joe Biden went too far in boasts about job growth and deficit reduction. Biden ...

True Expectations: Catskill Casinos Mean Jobs, Period.

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.12.2015 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Once upon a time, there was a popular slogan in the Catskills that summed up the reason why most residents living the antithesis of the American Dream in the region favored the building of casinos in the once renown resort area.