Labor

The latest weekly jobless claims figures were released on May 21. Once again, over 2 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance, marking the ninth straight week at least 2 million Americans...
Michael B. Sauter
The novel coronavirus has infected nearly 1.4 million people and claimed more than 84,000 lives in the United States alone. The scope of the public health crisis posed by COVID-19 is matched perhaps...
Samuel Stebbins
Initial jobless claims hit 2.8 million last week, bringing the total number of unemployment claims since mid-March to well above above 30 million. The U.S. Department of Labor will release on May 8...
Samuel Stebbins, Michael B. Sauter
Weekly jobless claims climbed by 3.5 million, bringing the total number of unemployment claims since mid-March to nearly 28 million. The latest round of layoffs suggests the unemployment rate could...
Samuel Stebbins
7.5 million small businesses are at risk of closing permanently in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent survey. Small businesses employ nearly half of the U.S. workforce and...
Samuel Stebbins, Grant Suneson
The continuing economic slowdown in the United States has resulted in another weekly surge of jobless claims, with more than 4 million Americans filing for unemployment last week. Since mid-March,...
Samuel Stebbins
Five million Americans filed for unemployment last week, bringing the total number of new jobless claims in the last month to over 20 million.  The latest round of layoffs is the continuation of a...
Samuel Stebbins
The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping across the United States, closing businesses, idling workers, and forcing people to shelter in place. Another 6.6 million people filed for jobless claims in the...
John Harrington
Mid-March marked a turning point in the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. President Donald Trump officially declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020. Two days later, the Centers for...
Samuel Stebbins
A recent CNBC/SurveyMonkey poll found that 85% of Americans are either somewhat satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs. Workers generally need good pay, a positive work environment, a manageable...
Grant Suneson
A recent Gallup poll found that 55% of American workers were fully satisfied with their job, the largest percentage since at least 1993. Aside from the work itself, the leading factors that affect...
Samuel Stebbins
The United States has one of the largest and most complex economies in the world, and state economies are often vastly different from one another. Some state economies have benefited from an...
Grant Suneson, Samuel Stebbins
The typical American working full time — often defined as at least 35 to 40 hours a week — earns about $47,684 a year. However, there are several common jobs held by millions of Americans...
Samuel Stebbins
The typical American working a full-time job earns $47,684 per year. There are also some professions, many of which require a college degree, years of experience, or both, that pay more than double...
Grant Suneson
Starting a business can be very challenging. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about half of all new businesses fail within their first five years. There are countless factors that...
Samuel Stebbins, Michael B. Sauter