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Stupid Trade Policy Isn’t the Only Reason We Lose Jobs – But It’s a Big One

Seton Motley, President Donald Trump is President Donald Trump in no small part because he campaigned acknowledging the elephant that left the room – that being the millions of jobs that have emigrated from the United States over the last several decades. The Rust Belt hasn’t always been rusty.  The oxidation onslaught came as their jobs

Letter from Pennsylvania: All Jobs are Not Created Equal in Filling Tax Coffers

Colin McNickle, Job growth of any kind is welcome, of course. But all growth is not created equal, remind scholars at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. And Pennsylvania’s tax collection numbers are most instructive in that regard. The Lincoln Institute’s recent spring survey of commonwealth businesses suggested there is a more optimistic view of

Number of Americans in labor force hits record high

Washington Free Beacon advertisement The number of Americans either working or looking for work in the past month hit a record high of 160,056,000, the first time this number surpassed the 160,000,000 mark, according to numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last month, there were 159,716,000 Americans in the labor force. There were 340,000 more

U.S. job growth seen strong in February, Thank You President Trump

U.S. employers likely maintained a brisk pace of hiring in February and boosted wages for workers, which is expected to give the Federal Reserve the green light to raise interest rates next week despite slowing economic growth. Nonfarm payrolls probably increased by 190,000 jobs last month, according to a Reuters survey of economists, in part

Trump Jobs Boom Shows Americans Were Right and the Experts Were Wrong

John Carney, The economy added nearly 300,000 private sector jobs in the first full month of Donald Trump’s presidency–blowing away the expectations of economists and defying many so-called experts who predicted Trump’s presidency would lead to an economic slump. Employment in the private sector rose by 298,000 jobs in February, according to ADP and Moody’s

Trump Cheers Exxon’s Plan to Create 45,000 Jobs

Exxon Mobil will spend $20 billion by 2022 to expand its footprint along the U.S. Gulf Coast, creating more than 45,000 jobs. The world’s largest publicly traded oil company said Monday it will invest in refining and chemical-manufacturing projects at 11 proposed and existing sites, located in Texas and Louisiana. Speaking at the CERAWeek conference in