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Here’s why the economy feels so bad when it sounds so good

Americans watch stocks surge and unemployment drop but still don't feel great about the future, because those numbers don't tell the whole story.

US hiring seen growing at a solid pace in July even as the broader economy cooled

The American economy has added jobs for a record 106 consecutive months, even as broader growth slows.

The US has added jobs for a record 105 straight months. But a commonly overlooked measure paints a far less rosy picture of the labor market.

The labor force participation rate sheds light on the degree to which Americans have given up on looking for work.

Here’s why a worker shortage is a blessing and a curse for Steelcase

Customers see office furniture as a way to attract talent, but a tight labor market has caused order delays.

The job market is so hot that one restaurant ‘moved to counter service and disposable utensils’ to stay open

One restaurant "moved to counter service and disposable utensils" to stay open with a smaller staff, the Federal Reserve said.
She works hard for the money, but probably not long enough.

‘Full employment’ may be increasing economic inequality

The rise of involuntary part-time work makes the headline employment stats look good, but it increases inequality in the long run.
Gig economy workers may be skewing measures for unemployment.

Gig-economy workers like Uber and Lyft drivers may be skewing low unemployment numbers

Wage growth has slowed because unemployment numbers do not account for gig economy workers, according to a Federal Reserve regional bank.

Traders are holding their breath on evidence of a first earnings recession for three years

Global stocks were mixed on Friday as markets waited to see if US bank earnings would fuel fears of a first-half earnings recession.

China’s disappointing data dump weighs on Asia stocks

Chinese industrial output rose 5.3% in the first two months of 2019, its slowest rate of growth in 17 years. And unemployment ticked higher.

These 6 maps show how the economies of all 50 US states and DC are doing

Business Insider recently ranked the economies of all 50 states and DC, based on six economic measures. Here's how each state fared on those measures.