Job growth heats up, but full employment far away

My column on today’s jobs number is up at Outside the Box – MarketWatch: Today’s new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show a labor market continuing along a path to recovery. The BLS reports that the U.S. economy added 195,000 new jobs in June and the unemployment rate stayed at 7.6%. What’s […]

Celebrate!

Something happened this week that we should all celebrate: Legislators in Rhode Island took a big step towards valuing workers and their families by becoming the third state in the nation to pass legislation providing workers with family leave insurance. If Governor Chafee signs the legislation, workers in Rhode Island who have a baby or need […]