Economic Indicators

Jobless Claims Up Slightly, But Backlog May Be Hiding Improvements

The number of Americans applying for initial jobless benefits increased less than expected last week, offering an encouraging if still muddled sign that gradual growth in employment is continuing, Bloomberg News reports.

The slight uptick in claims was likely made worse by a backlog of applications in California and Nevada, which both …

America’s Productivity Problem

Would you like a raise? How about more vacation? Of course you would. If you’re anything like me, one of your main motivations each day at the office is the prospect of advancing, making more money, or even earning more time off …

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