22 raises, by 12 presidents, but how much in your pocket?
(WASHINGTON) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 8,000 last week to 339,000, evidence that layoffs ticked up. Still, the increase wasn’t enough to suggest the job market is worsening.
… if the figures are reliable, that is
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, the government estimated Thursday.
A revision is likely coming
Here’s a statistic that illustrates just how bad the recession was: Despite U.S. households gaining $21 trillion in household wealth since 2009, the average family is still poorer than it was in 2007. That’s right, according to …
Unless economists are wrong—which, it turns out, they often are
The 2008 financial crisis had many causes, but the underlying theme of the meltdown was that businesses and individuals took on too much debt. Since the bubble burst, the country has been dealing with the problem of casting off …
Best since 2008
Always remember to read the fine print, especially when it comes to government statistics.
Though the Commerce Department announced Thursday that estimates for third-quarter GDP growth had been revised up to an eye-popping …
While some economy watchers have been disappointed by lackluster retail sales over the long Black Friday weekend, two other data points released Monday suggest the economic recovery is picking up steam.
The Institute for …
Effects of government shutdown felt, unemployment ticks up