Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

Spinning out of control

March 13th, 2017

Over at WaPo. One expects a certain amount of Sunday AM spin from politicians selling, in this case, the Republican health care plan. But this is a really bad plan–a hugely regressive tax cut attached to a bill that will leave millions uninsured. It is as if the problem they set out to solve is… Read more

Jobs Report: Strong report shows we’re closing in on full employment but not quite there yet.

March 10th, 2017

In the latest edition of a long series of solid job reports, payrolls posted a strong 235,000 job gain last month, as the unemployment rate ticked down slightly to 4.7 percent and wages accelerated a bit. Federal Reserve officials, many of whom had already been talking about getting back to their “normalization” campaign–raising the benchmark… Read more