A recent paper on American demographics bodes ill for the country’s economic and social health.
The report by Lyman Stone, adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, finds that while the American population is becoming older, life expectancies of working-age people are declining. This trend, in tandem with the straining of the country’s institutions, has serious implications for America’s future.
U.S. employers listed almost 7.6 million job openings in January, near the record high of 7.63 million in November, a sign that businesses are eager to hire more workers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. job growth surged in January, with employers hiring the most workers in 11 months, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite a darkening outlook that has left the Federal Reserve cautious about further interest rate hikes this year.
How do we make sure everyone has enough? This is a simple question, but answering it has long vexed policymakers. In general, we all desire to live in a society where the poor are cared for, where families do not go unfed, and where a rising tide lifts all economic boats. But how do we get there?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. job growth accelerated in August and wages notched their largest annual increase in more than nine years, strengthening views that the economy was so far weathering the Trump administration’s escalating trade war with China.
President Donald Trump on Monday responded to criticisms Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, leveled at administration policies aimed at uplifting the American worker.
The New York Times and Washington Post’s coverage of last month’s jobs report centered it falling below expectations, while the newspapers framed a similar jobs number more positively in October 2016 after it didn’t meet expectations.
Democratic Party leaders had sharp words for President Donald Trump’s economic policies, despite a July jobs report showing the economy continued to grow.
U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July likely due to companies’ struggles to find qualified workers and the unemployment rate declined, pointing to tightening labor market conditions.