Tag: budget

Demonstrators participate in a protest calling for minimum wage to be raised to $15-per-hour outside of McDonald's corporate headquarters on January 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.
Budget Effect Studies Show $15 Minimum Wage Boost not Necessarily Boon for Workers
This month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported on its findings regarding the proposal to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. The current federal minimum wage stands at $7.25 per hour, but...
National unemployment numbers for January 2021 were reported by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) showing an increase of 49,000 of nonfarm jobs.
January 2021 Unemployment Figures
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) reported National unemployment numbers for January 2021. It showed an increase of 49,000 nonfarm jobs. The increase was lower than the expectations projected by Dow Jones Economists of...