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Manufacturing jobs are still pretty good jobs

In November 2014, the ­average hourly pay of production and nonsupervisory workers in durable goods manufacturing fell behind that of their peers in the...

U.S. manufacturing holding its own

Everybody knows that there are fewer manufacturing jobs in the U.S. than there used to be. To be precise, there are 7 million fewer...

The argument for ditching the 401(k) and starting over

There have been some modest attempts in the past few years to shore up and fill in gaps in this country’s haphazard system of...

Ten years after the economy fell apart

The last recession was deemed after the fact to have begun in December 2007. It’s more accurate to say that the previous economic recovery...

Restaurant boom fizzles

Employment at food services and drinking places rebounded strongly in October as waiters, cooks and bartenders in hurricane-ravaged Florida and Texas went to work....

65 is new 55, and vice versa

The civilian, prime-working-age population in the U.S. has barely budged over the past decade. The Wall Street Journal’s Lev Borodovsky, taking notice of this phenomenon,...

Where did all the restaurant workers go?

The 83-month-long streak of payroll employment gains appears to have been broken in September. The 33,000-job decline recently announced by the Bureau of Labor...

Restaurants where the jobs are

July was another fine month for jobs, with the unemployment rate falling to 4.3 percent, labor-force participation rising, and nonfarm payroll employment up by...

Not always ‘a millennial thing’

There have been thousands of articles published about the millennial generation and how its members are different from everybody else. So, when Laura Finfer...
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Opinion: Why tax cuts seem to be working in Massachusetts

As you've probably read, maybe even in this column, cutting taxes to stimulate economic growth hasn't worked out so well for Kansas. In fact,...
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