WASHINGTON — President Biden ordered the Labor Department on Monday to ensure that unemployed Americans cannot draw enhanced federal jobless benefits if they turn down…View More Biden Defends Unemployment Benefits, Provided Workers Accept Job Offers
I mention these previous episodes to disabuse readers of any notion that the current assault on the unemployed is a good-faith response to anything actually…View More Republicans Are Still Waging War on Workers
Despite the demand for home care workers, wages are low: a median $11.52 an hour in 2018. (The average went up in 2020 because of…View More Why Are Home Health Care Worker Wages So Low?
This article is a wonky edition of Paul Krugman’s free newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it. I began Friday’s column with Janet…View More Janet Yellen Was Right About Inflation
WASHINGTON — The disappointing jobs report released Friday by the Labor Department is posing the greatest test yet of President Biden’s strategy to revive the…View More Biden and Republicans Spar Over Unemployment as Job Gains Disappoint
WASHINGTON — Two days after a federal judge struck down a national moratorium on evictions, the Biden administration said on Friday that it would accelerate…View More Biden Administration Moves to Speed Aid to Renters
“If it rains, we might want to open our umbrellas,” said the Treasury secretary. “Oh my God, she’s predicting a torrential downpour,” shouted panicked pundits.…View More Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Boom?
Owners of residential apartment buildings have long argued that the moratorium is based on legally shaky ground, and questioned the constitutionality of tethering a major…View More Federal Judge Strikes Down Moratorium on Evicting Renters
Owners of residential apartment buildings have long argued that the moratorium is based on legally shaky ground, and questioned the constitutionality of tethering a major…View More Federal Judge Strikes Down Eviction Moratorium
WASHINGTON — A total of 186,200 restaurants, bars and other eligible businesses applied for help from a new $28.6 billion federal aid program in the…View More Restaurants and Bars Rush to Apply for New Federal Aid Program