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Jobless Rate Down to 7.3% in August EPI: ‘It’s Not Time to Take Our Foot Off the Gas’

WASHINGTON—The nation’s unemployment rate declined 0.1% in August, to 7.3%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.  A separate survey showed businesses claimed to create 169,000 new jobs last month. The data led pro-business economists to predict the Federal Reserve Board would start pulling back from some of the measures it instituted over the last few years to boost the economy […]

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EPI: ‘Wages Have Been Dead in the Water for a Decade’

WASHINGTON—Through the Great Recession, the weak recovery since then and even in the business cycle before that, workers’ wages “have been dead in the water for a decade,” the leader of the Economic Policy Institute says. And that gloomy picture, portrayed by EPI President Larry Mishel, won’t be solved for the overwhelming majority of U.S. workers by the solutions propounded […]

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