NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you are worried about the Western middle class - and we all should be - you may have started to have some doubts about the virtues of flexible labor markets. In theory, flexible labor markets should make our economies more productive, and all of us richer, by making it easier Full story
CNBC's Steve Lieman provides a preview of New York Fed President William Dudley's briefing on the labor market, economy and Fed policy, with Allen Sinai, Decision Economics and John Lonski, Moody's Capital Markets Research Group.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to moderate job growth despite slowing economic activity. Full story
In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC's Steve Liesman, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren talks about the labor market and the timing of winding down quantitative easing.
Bill Spriggs, the chief economist to the AFL-CIO, explains whether low union membership means trouble for the Democratic Party.
Members of the FOMC have decided that without additional QE, the labor market will not improve. CNBC's Steve Liesman explains.
"We're only just trending water in the labor market," says Eric Rosengren, Boston Fed President, commenting on the outlook on employment and discussing why he thinks the Fed needs "an open-ended" policy on quantitative easing and expand its portfolio ...
Robert Lutz, former General Motors vice chairman, shares his own take on the recovery in the labor market as well as the market rally today.
A trader passes by a screen displaying the tickers symbols for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Intelsat, Ltd. on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, April 25, 2013. World equity markets advanced on Thursday as solid corporate earnings and data indicating the U.S. labor market remains resilient despit