Why Women’s Retirement Participation Rate Only Looks Lower Than Men’s
While men have higher participation rates in retirement plans overall, when controlled for work status, women consistently have higher participation rates, the Employee Benefit Research Institute announced on Tuesday.
Answering the Public Pension Question
Funding gaps. Benefit cuts. Fiscal reform. Budget repair. No matter where you live today, it’s hard to ignore the challenges that many state and municipal pension systems are facing.
Stagnation Nation: Census Analysis
The gap in what people earn today compared to what they once earned goes far to explain the current pervasive sense of economic malaise, U.S. Census data show.
2010 Census: Top States for Population and Wealth
The 2010 Census shows some surprising statistics when it comes to the wealthy in America.
Census Bureau Reports Women-Owned Firms Generated $1.2 Trillion in 2007
Women owned 7.8 million businesses, accounted for 28.7% of all businesses nationwide.
Fading Homeownership Bodes Ill for Fannie, Freddie: BofA-Merrill Economists
A report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch showing U.S. homeownership at its lowest point in over a decade suggests continued earnings losses for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Pending Home Sales Up; Factory Orders Down
Figures released Monday by the National Association of Realtors and the U.S. Census Bureau showed that, while there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel, it's more like a candle than a torch.
Trade Deficit Shrank in July; Jobless Claims Drop
Good news dominated the economic data released Thursday, September 9 as weekly jobless claims fell more than expected and the U.S. trade gap saw its biggest improvement in 17 months.
U.S. Trade Gap Widens in May; Budget Deficit Shrinks in June, but Still Above $1 Trillion
U.S. economic reports released Tuesday, July 13, showed that the trade deficit grew in May to more than $42 billion and the federal government ran a budget deficit of $68 billion in June.
Housing Starts Fell in May, PPI Drops Down, Manufacturing Strong
In further signs of a fitfully modest recovery, the economic data for June 16 showed a big drop in home construction and falling producer prices for wholesalers, but a rise in manufacturing activity.