• Joe Biden Jul 21, 2020

    Biden Adds Child and Elderly Care to Economic Recovery Plan

    At a campaign event on Wednesday, former vice president Joe Biden announced the third pillar of his ‘Build Back Better’ economic recovery plan which would focus on creating 3 million new caregiver jobs and incentivize companies to provide childcare for employees.

  • Economy Nov 18, 2019

    RI Gains Jobs, and Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

    State labor officials say Rhode Island gained 2,400 jobs from September to October and the unemployment rate held steady

  • Boston Oct 14, 2019

    Boston Has Fastest Job Growth in US: Report

    If you’re living in Boston, you’re in the American city with the fastest growth in job opportunities, according to a report by Glassdoor. The Hub saw an 8.4% jump in job listings last year across a variety of industries, Glassdoor reports. Among the booming industries were government, supermarkets and nonprofits, the report said.

  • Donald Trump Oct 8, 2018

    As Joblessness Falls, Skilled Workers Might be Harder to Find

    Are America’s employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire? The U.S. economy has become a seemingly perpetual job-generating machine, having steadily added workers for nearly eight years. Even with the unemployment rate now at 3.7 percent — its lowest point since 1969 — hiring hasn’t stalled. So far this year, job growth has averaged a robust...

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2018

    As Joblessness Falls, Skilled Workers Might Be Hard to Find

    Are America’s employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire? The U.S. economy has become a seemingly perpetual job-generating machine, having steadily added workers for nearly eight years. Even with the unemployment rate now at 3.7 percent — its lowest point since 1969 — hiring hasn’t stalled. So far this year, job growth has averaged a robust...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2018

    Economy Added 201K Jobs in August, Unemployment Steady

    Hiring in the United States picked up in August as employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, a sign of confidence that consumers and businesses will keep spending despite the Trump administration’s ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. The unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent, near an 18-year low. Friday’s August jobs report from the government also showed that paychecks are...

  • job growth Aug 3, 2018

    July Job Growth Numbers Explained

    The last three months have shown strong numbers in terms of job growth, but what does July’s relatively weak numbers mean? Doug Butler of Rockland Trust explains just that.

  • Economy Jul 6, 2018

    Officials Announce June Job Growth and Unemployment

    The Labor Department announced 213,000 jobs were added in June but the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent from 3.8 percent. Rachael Aiken discusses how that affects our economy.

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2018

    US Added 213K Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate Up to 4 Pct.

    U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the unemployment rate rose to 4 percent from 3.8 percent, the government said Friday, as more people began looking for a job and not all of...

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump's UN Speech

    In his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Donald Trump reprised misleading talking points on everything from job growth to defense spending. We’ve written about variations of some of these claims numerous times, but since these comments were made to a world audience, we are revisiting some of them. We also cover new claims the president made on...

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