Health and Wellness

Open thread for night owls: African Americans, Asians yet to recover income lost in Great Recession

Valerie Wilson at the Economic Policy Institute writes—10 years after the start of the Great Recession, black and Asian households have yet to recover lost income: Today’s Census Bureau report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in 2017 shows that while all race and ethnic groups shared in the growth in median household incomes […]

Health and Wellness

Gov't: 201,000 new jobs gained in August. Wages make big increase, but only equal to inflation

According to government surveys, the economy generated 204,000 seasonally adjusted new private-sector jobs in August. Previously reported numbers for June and July were revised downward. The public sector shed 3,000 jobs in August, for an overall net gain of 201,000 jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported Friday that the headline unemployment rate remained unchanged at […]