The Economy Roaring Back to Life & Adds 916,000 Jobs in March

The Economy Roaring Back to Life & Adds 916,000 Jobs in March

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 916,000 in March, and the unemployment rate edged down to 6.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Job growth was widespread in […]

SBA Launches Portal to Begin Accepting Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications on April 8

SBA Launches Portal to Begin Accepting Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications on April 8

Washington, DC…The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. “Help is here for venue operators hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The SBA has worked diligently to build the Shuttered […]

After Months of Scathing Criticism, US Media and Politicians are Reconsidering Florida’s Response to Pandemic. ~ By Jon Miltimore

After Months of Scathing Criticism, US Media and Politicians are Reconsidering Florida’s Response to Pandemic. ~ By Jon Miltimore

Atlanta, GA…In July, Adam Weinstein of The New Republic wrote that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was leading Americans “on a Death March” by not embracing the same COVID-19 restrictions as many other US states. “Keeping churches open—as well as beaches, restaurants, and dividend-yielding commerce—has been a big priority for Ron DeSantis,” wrote Weinstein. “DeSantis has resisted calls from […]

379,000 Jobs Added in February with Leisure & Hospitality Leading the Way

379,000 Jobs Added in February with Leisure & Hospitality Leading the Way

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 379,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The labor market continued to reflect the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In February, most of the job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, with smaller […]

Nursing Homes See 82 Percent Decline In COVID Cases Indicating The Vaccines Are Working

Nursing Homes See 82 Percent Decline In COVID Cases Indicating The Vaccines Are Working

Washington, DC…The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released a report today showing nursing homes in the U.S. have seen the lowest number of new COVID cases […]

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, DC… Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in making major improvements to […]

Biden Administration Announces Extension of COVID-19 Forbearance and Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners

Biden Administration Announces Extension of COVID-19 Forbearance and Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners

Washington, DC…As millions of Americans face continued hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden is continuing to take action to help keep individuals and families in their homes. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a housing affordability crisis. Today, 1 in 5 renters is behind on rent and just over 10 million homeowners are behind on  mortgage […]

Hospital Pricing Transparency to Begin on January 1st

Hospital Pricing Transparency to Begin on January 1st

Washington, DC…Today, the D.C. Circuit affirmed a signature initiative of the Trump Administration, which ensures that American patients have access to the hospital pricing information they need when they need it, beginning on January 1. This transformative hospital price transparency rule has been fought at every step by the swamp and defenders of the status […]

Jobless Numbers Trend Upwards as 885,000 Initial Jobless Claims Filed Last Week. 48,341 in California Alone

Jobless Numbers Trend Upwards as 885,000 Initial Jobless Claims Filed Last Week. 48,341 in California Alone

Washington, DC…In the week ending December 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 885,000, an increase of 23,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 9,000 from 853,000 to 862,000. The 4-week moving average was 812,500, an increase of 34,250 from the previous week’s revised […]