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4 May 2019

A Better Way To Think About This Month’s Jobs Numbers

The media hypes the latest jobs growth figure and the unemployment rate. Here’s the context you need to really understand those measures. Jobs numbers are calculated from a nationwide survey of about 150,000 businesses and government agencies. The other high-profile number that’s announced at the same time, the unemployment rate — referred to as “U-3” — comes from a different survey of about 60,000 households — and isn’t subject to monthly revisions.
The media hypes the latest jobs growth figure and the unemployment rate. Here’s the context you need to really...
1 Mar 2019

Labor Unions Are Skeptical of the Green New Deal, and They Want Activists to Hear Them Out

Recent polling has found strong bipartisan support for a Green New Deal, but unions, a key constituency, have been less than enthused by — and in some cases, downright hostile to — the ambitious proposal to tackle climate change.
Recent polling has found strong bipartisan support for a Green New Deal, but unions, a key constituency,...
21 Apr 2017

America’s rapidly growing wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people

More  than 100,000 Americans now work in the wind industry, which is adding  jobs much more rapidly than the economy as a whole, according to new  data released Wednesday. “We  are hiring at a nine times faster rate than the average industry in the country,” Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), a trade group, said at a press conference for the release of the group’s Annual Market Report.
More  than 100,000 Americans now work in the wind industry, which is adding  jobs much more rapidly than the...
8 Mar 2017

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage — Now, His State’s Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton inherited a $6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate from his predecessor, Tim Pawlenty, the soon-forgotten Republican candidate for the presidency who called himself Minnesota’s first true fiscally-conservative governor in modern history. Pawlenty prided himself on never raising state taxes — the most he ever did to generate new revenue was increase the tax on cigarettes by 75 cents a pack. Between 2003 and late 2010, when Pawlenty was at the head of Minnesota’s state government, he managed to add only 6,200 more jobs.
When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton inherited a $6.2 billion budget...

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28 Jan 2017

Solar Employs More People In U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal And Gas Combined

In the United States, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas and oil energy  combined. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector's workforce in 2016, while fossil fuels combined accounted for just 22 percent.
In the United States, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal,...

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