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A bizarre series of events has caused havoc for recent economic data and a headache for forecasters

Forecasts for the number of jobs created each month haven’t been this off in more than two and a half years, a Business Insider analysis found.

Here comes the jobs report…

The official employment report out Friday is expected to show hiring cooled but still accelerated at a healthy pace in February.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says there are ‘conflicting signals and crosscurrents’ in the economy

The outlook for the US economy remains solid but new strains have emerged over the last year, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday.

The US just got the latest sign that it could be awhile before the next rate hike

All eyes have been on inflation following the Fed’s policy reversal last month, and the latest data suggests the central bank's approach won't change.

January’s jobs report just threw cold water on hopes for a dovish Fed

The latest snapshot of the US labor market could upend newfound expectations for the Federal Reserve to take a break on raising borrowing costs.
City Hall is seen in the distance as construction workers help carry a huge American flag in a march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

The economy adds 304,000 jobs in January, smashing expectations as the unemployment rate rises

The US added significantly more jobs than expected in January and wages increased despite the longest partial government shutdown in history.

Here comes the Fed…

The Federal Reserve is expected to hold interest rates steady Wednesday, and officials have signaled flexibility on monetary policy going forward.

Here’s how much of each US state’s workforce is employed by the government

Using US Census Bureau data, we found the share of employed people in each state and DC who work for their local, state, or federal government.

Here’s the town in every state employing the most government workers

Data from the US Census Bureau shows the town in every state with the highest share of people employed by the local, state, or federal government.
The Netherlands cracks the top 10.

These are the world’s 16 most competitive nations for attracting and retaining entrepreneurs

A huge part of economic success for any nation is ensuring that the best possible talent is in place in key industries, and that it stays there.