Thursday, August 7, 2014


Bloomberg | Jobless Claims Fall as Average Drops to Eight-Year Low
Jobless claims decreased by 14,000 to 289,000 in the week ended Aug. 2 from 303,000 in the prior period, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 47 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for an increase to 304,000.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Investors | Low-Tax States Create More Jobs Than High-Tax States
Job growth in no-income-tax states is typically double and sometimes triple the pace of the states with the highest taxes on work and small businesses.

WSJ: Washington Wire | Government workers by state
If you account for population, the states with the highest percentage of government workers per capita are those with small populations. More than 11% of the population in Wyoming — or 114 people per 1,000 in the population — works for the government.