Some of President Donald Trump’s first actions in office have been explicitly about American jobs, as he set in motion changes in trade, energy and regulatory policies.
The October unemployment data is likely to keep the Fed on track toward a December rate hike.
Hiring has been steady, but wage gains have been sluggish. Will this week’s jobs report change that?
Federal Reserve policymakers have left interest rates where they’ve been since December.
The central bank votes thumbs-down to an increase in interest rates, kicking the can down the road to at least September.
Next week, the Federal Open Market Committee meets to decide on the direction of monetary policy. Currently, the fed funds rate sits at 0.25% to 0.5%.
The proposed Republican party platform addresses some workplace issues, but not others.
The economy still has some stuff to work on, but it’s making a comeback.
Employers added a stunning number of jobs to their payrolls in June, but unemployment rose.
Market turbulence and uncertainty about the U.S. election are weighing on the economy. They aren’t helping consumer confidence either.