Economic News

United States Regains 245,000 Jobs in November

Continuing a trend that began as many areas of the country started reopening this summer, the United States once again added back jobs in November. Unfortunately, the pace of recovery has also slowed significantly. According to the latest Department of Labor Statistics report, the economy gained 245,000 jobs during the...

Online Shopping Reaches Record on Black Friday 2020

With the holiday shopping season now officially underway, consumers are apparently taking their shopping online in record numbers. Preliminary figures from Adobe Analytics (as reported by TechCrunch) show online sales on Black Friday growing 21.6% year over year to top $9 billion. Although that's on the lower end of Adobe's...

Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.9% as 630,000 Jobs Return in October

Last month, it seems that more Americans went back to work. According to the latest Labor Department report, the United States economy gained 630,000 jobs in October. That's more than the 503,000 that economists surveyed by MarketWatch had anticipated. More specifically, private sector hiring reached 906,000, although a decline in...

WalletHub Highlights Most Financially Distressed Cities Amid Pandemic

There's no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every American and billions of other people around the world. That said, the economic impacts that have been a side effect of the outbreak have been felt more in certain American cities. That's why the personal finance site WalletHub recently compiled...

What Percentage of the Total Federal Taxes Does Each State Pay? 2

As the 2020 election nears (with voting already occurring in several parts of the country), there's been a lot of talk about how different states in the union compare. For example, some have bemoaned the fact that, while the population of a state has an influence on the number of...

Nearly 9 Million Americans May Still Have Unclaimed Stimulus Checks 1

Earlier this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic all but shut down the United States, the CARES Act authorized direct payments of up $1,200 per adult in an effort to stimulate the economy and keep families afloat. While these checks and direct deposits began being sent out back in April, it...

American Net Worth See Record Increase in Q2 2020

Amid all of the uncertainty and lockdowns that the past few months have brought, it seems that the overall value of Americans' portfolios and homes has soared. As Axios reports, new data from the Federal Reserve shows that U.S. household net worth reached $119 trillion during the second quarter of...

U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Amounted to 860,000 Last Week

This morning, the United States Department of Labor released the latest unemployment insurance filing numbers showing that 860,000 workers applied for new benefits last week. The figure is down from an adjusted 893,000 the week prior and is a fraction of the near-record 6.6 million claims filed at the height...