Category: american jobs

Pro-Union States Lose a Million Jobs to Right-to-Work States

A recent report based on Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data confirmed what was anecdotally apparent: that jobs continue to flood out of pro-union states and into states with more free-market policies. The study by economist Todd Nesbit and public policy analyst Michael LaFaive reported that right-to-work (RTW) states added 1.3 million jobs since the…

Small-Business Sentiment Remains Low as Firms Struggle With Inflation

The National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index increased in July, but remained below its 48-year average, indicating the struggle facing the sector. The July index came in at 89.9, up 0.4 points. But it was the sixth consecutive month that the index was below its 48-year average of 98, an Aug….

Labor Department Reports 214,000 Fewer Americans Filed for Unemployment Benefits Last Week

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits declined by 214,000 last week, reported the Labor Department on March 17, a sign that the demand for workers remains elevated amid an ongoing labor shortage. Meanwhile, the February jobs report exceeded past expectations with 678,000 additional hires. The figures for the week ending March 12 fell…