Bad news for parents: the price tag of education and childcare continues to go up and up. Just check out this chart from a recent Brookings Institution analysis of consumer price data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, depicting the change in different household costs relative to median U.S. in...
Today there are fewer Americans in the workforce than at any time over the past 35 years. And women of the Baby Boomer generation are leading this surprising job-market exodus following the Great Recession. The U.S. labor force participation rate stood at a mere 63.2% in August of 2013 – the lowe...
Income and overall wealth for the top 1 percent of Americans has skyrocketed by 275%  during the past 30 years, while growth for the other 99%  has remained frozen. A new study by the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal-leaning think tank, indicates that lawmakers’ decisions to shift to a less...
The recent “economic recovery” continues to leave average American workers behind. With employers squeezed, their workers are experiencing the effects of cutbacks from the first quarter, which has created the most extensive drop in hourly pay on record. According to a report from the Bureau of ...
[caption id="attachment_2303" align="alignright" width="240"] Applicants line up for a recent job fair in New York City.[/caption] According to a report in July from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.6 million jobs are currently open and ready to be filled, provided that the right candidates apply....