Category: Economic News

U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs in Final Month of 2022

As Americans settle into the new year, a snapshot of the United States economy from the final month of 2022 has arrived. Today, a new jobs report was released, bringing stronger-than-expected results. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the economy added 223,000 jobs in December 2022. That outpaces the 200,000 jobs that economists surveyed by MarketWatch had estimated. However, the number was the lowest in two years....

U.S. Economy Added 263,000 Jobs in November 2022

Over the past several months, the United States economy has repeatedly offered mixed signals. Although gross domestic product results would suggest we're headed for a recession, the Federal Reserve has been forced to hike interest rates in a bid to slow inflation. Now, the latest figures also show that the economy continues to create jobs at a decent clip. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the U.S....

IRS Announces 2023 Tax Brackets Amid Inflation

With 2023 now within view, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the tax brackets that will be used for the new tax year. While these adjustments are an annual tradition, this round of increases comes after a year where inflation has topped 8%. In turn, this latest round of raises is larger than usual. Across the board, brackets were adjusted by about 7%. In comparison, the change between 2021...

Year over Year Inflation is Highest in These U.S. Cities

Following a tumultuous two years that saw the United States economy crater before building back in the face of a pandemic, the biggest economic story of the past several months has been inflation. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 8.2% between September 2021 and September 2022 on a national scale. However, in some cities around the country, the rate of inflation...

American Consumers Added $67.1 Billion to Credit Card Debt in Q2

As 2022 rolls on, American consumers are now piling on more credit card debt. According to the latest Credit Card Debt Study from WalletHub, credit card debt among U.S. adults increased by $67.1 billion during the second quarter of 2022. That marks the largest increase seen during a Q2 and is 50% higher than the $44.9 billion in debt consumers added in Q2 2021. Furthermore, the site notes that the...

Nationwide Average Gas Price Falls for 10th Consecutive Week

After hitting record highs earlier this summer, Americans have been getting a bit of relief at the pump as the average price per gallon of gas has continued to recede. Last week, the national average gas price came in at $3.86 per gallon — down 5.1¢ from the week prior. This marked the 10th straight week of falling prices. According to data from AAA, that ranks as the second-longest streak...

July Report: U.S. Economy Regains Jobs Lost During Pandemic

In March of 2020, following a month that saw unemployment fall to 3.5%, the United States economy shed 459,000 jobs. This was followed up by a massive 20.5 million job loss in April, bringing unemployment to 14.7%. Now, 27 months later, the U.S. has returned to that February 2020 high. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the economy added 528,000 jobs in July. This was more than...

U.S. Economy Adds 372,000 Jobs in June

In the face of recession fears, the United States jobs market continued to add jobs last month. According to a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the economy gained 372,000 jobs in June. As noted by CNN Business, that well outpaces the 272,700 jobs the economists surveyed had anticipated. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate stayed steady at 3.6%. With the latest jobs figures, the nation moves even closer toward reaching the...