Archive for the ‘Wages’ Category

Jobs report: Solid jobs gains in January and a focus on wages (yes, they’re up, but no overheating in sight)

February 3rd, 2017

The US job market continues to deliver solid job gains, as the nation’s payrolls rose 227,000 last month, the strongest month for payroll gains since last September. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.8 percent, due largely to an increase in labor force participation, a positive indicator of more workers drawn into the improving… Read more

If the Trump administration wants to do something useful, should progressives still oppose them?

November 28th, 2016

The question I pose above came out of this piece I posted in today’s WaPo on confusion in the Trump camp about trade deals and trade deficits: To hear President-elect Trump tell it, ripping up, repealing or renegotiating international trade deals will bring back lost factory jobs and restore the glory days of the American working… Read more