Jobs and economy (page 6)

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    Kudlow defends ‘Trumponomics’

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner highlights Larry Kudlow’s recent musings about Trump administration economic policy. National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow, one of President Trump’s top policy advisors and an architect of the 2017 tax cut, said that Trump stays awake because he is “obsessed” with rebuilding…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2018
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    Higher minimum wage cuts opportunity to work

    Experienced workers in Seattle had their hours cut but were able to find work outside the city to offset their lost wages, less experienced workers had no gains, and those out of work were less likely to enter the workforce. Those are the key findings of the latest look at…
    Joseph Coletti, October 22, 2018
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    Drawing workers back into the economy

    Colin Wilhelm of the Washington Examiner highlights an interesting projection from top Trump administration economic adviser Kevin Hassett. Top Trump administration economist Kevin Hassett believes that the booming economy will draw millions more people back to work, defying projections for falling workforce participation, with an additional nudge from…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that a Wayne County school has been chosen to join the state’s Innovation School District. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal reminds politicians that they can’t turn the clock back to the immediate post-World War II era.
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2018
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    State to sell prime real estate in Raleigh

    Employees at the Division of Employment Security, which is responsible for unemployment insurance, can walk by the rooms where they were born. The building housed Rex Hospital until 1980, when the hospital moved across town. A new request for proposals for office space tipped off Triangle Business Journal that…
    Joseph Coletti, October 18, 2018
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    Daily Journal: State’s fiscal health depends on more than just one politician

    Carolina Journal reported last week that North Carolina now holds a No. 9 ranking in the country for it’s fiscal health, from the free-market Mercatus Center at George Mason University. From John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai: The overall ranking attracted attention from Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham,…
    Anna Manning, October 16, 2018
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    Triad unemployment down to 4%, impact on election?

    News & Record writes: The rate was 4 percent, down from 4.1 percent in July. The rate reached a near 12-year low of 3.7 percent in April and May.   The rate is down from 4.9 percent in August 2017 and has been below the 5…
    Anna Manning, October 5, 2018
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    Why public school employee benefits matter

    The left-wing media establishment is busy focusing on teacher pay, but they should spend some time talking about teacher benefits. Salaries were a $5.9 billion state expenditure last year.  The latest expenditure reports published by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction shows that $2.2 billion (25.6 percent of…
    Terry Stoops, September 28, 2018