Employment and Unemployment: National
Monthly analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ national employment report.
A majority of low-wage workers earn so little they must rely on public assistance to make ends meet
| 10:26 am, February 9, 2016
There are 41.2 million working Americans (nearly 30 percent of the workforce) who receive public assistance—and nearly half of these workers (19.3 million) have full-time jobs. Not surprisingly, these workers are concentrated in jobs paying low hourly wages.
Posted on February 3, 2016 | 5:00 am
Posted on January 28, 2016 | 3:34 pm
States heavily reliant on the energy sector had a tough year, but most other states finished 2015 heading in the right direction
Posted on January 28, 2016 | 12:15 pm