The majority of small businesses—55 percent—say that progressive policies like the Obamacare mandate, minimum wage hikes, and regulation threaten expansion of their business, according to the 2017 small business survey from the Job Creators Network.
More than half of U.S. households—53 percent—had hardship experiencing a financial shock in 2015, according to a report from Pew Charitable Trusts.
The number of Americans either working or looking for work in the past month hit a record high of 160,201,000, according to numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The International Monetary Fund downgraded the economic growth outlook for the United States to 1.6 percent in 2016, which is the largest one-year drop seen for an advanced economy, according to the Fund’s World Economic Outlook report.
Americans’ confidence in the economy is only one index point away from its 2016 low, according to Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index.
The Dodd-Frank financial reforms born out of the 2008 Great Recession have cost the average American household $310 annually, according to a new study.
The pace of economic growth in the United States since the end of the recession in 2009 has been slower than that of the previous 10 expansions, with the worst rate since at least 1949, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.
President Obama is set to return to Elkhart, Indiana, Wednesday to position the region’s slashed unemployment rate as a success story of his administration’s $800 billion economic stimulus package.