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 […]

Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated

Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated

Washington, DC…Most of the nation’s small businesses do not require employees to get COVID-19 vaccines or tests to return to work, according to the first results of Phase 4 of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) released last week. SBPS was launched Feb. 15, to measure the effect of changing business conditions […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Found to be More than 90% Effective in Preventing COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Found to be More than 90% Effective in Preventing COVID-19

New York, NY & Mainz, DE– Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced their mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against COVID-19 in participants without prior evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, based on the first interim efficacy analysis conducted on November 8, 2020 by an external, independent Data Monitoring Committee […]

Retail Sales Have Recovered & Now Running Above Pre Covid-19 2019 Numbers

Retail Sales Have Recovered & Now Running Above Pre Covid-19 2019 Numbers

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced the following advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2020: Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2020, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $549.3 billion, an increase of 1.9 percent (± […]