Inflation Still Too High for Consumers—and Fed

Inflation showed no signs of letup in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, with analysts all but guaranteeing large interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve this week and in the coming months.

April Inflation Cools Slightly

Inflation fell in April, relatively speaking, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.

March Jobs Report Continues Strong Trend

U.S. employers added 431,000 jobs in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, while the nation’s unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent.

Job Openings Dip; Employees Retain Upper Hand For Now

In the first of four major employment reports this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday reported job openings fell slightly in February, while another 4.1 percent of Americans quit their jobs—showing while employees continue to retain the upper hand in a volatile housing market, that grip could be starting to slip.

Inflation Jumps to Fastest Rate Since 1982

The Consumer Price Index jumped by 0.8 percent in February from January and roared ahead by 7.9 percent to its fastest annual pace in 40 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.

JOLTS Report Shows Workers Retain Upper Hand

It’s not exactly a workers’ paradise, but with businesses struggling to hire employees and the “Great Resignation” in full swing, workers still have the upper hand, albeit a little less so than previously, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.