Labor Department

US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid Read more

The Note: Trump takes a chainsaw to health care

THE TAKE President Trump is once again the bull in the china shop, telling Congress, “I broke it, you buy it.” Within 24 hours, he will make two statements that could wreak havoc on systems in place expecting lawmakers to pick up the pieces. First, the monumental decision to end subsidies the Read more