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Will the Labor Force Participation Rate Be Forever Low?

Despite President Obama's pride over January's 4.9 percent unemployment rate, the labor force participation rate is still gasping for breath...

Huge Health Jobs Hike, Especially in Hospitals

The latest tepid jobs report was dominated by health services, which added 37,000 jobs in January...

We're Driving Less: What That Means

Younger age groups are now less likely to get a driver's license. The number for 20- to 24-year-olds, for example, fell from 92 percent in 1983 to 77 percent in 2014 says NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas Hemphill...

Murkowski Outlines Senate Energy Plan

In the GOP weekly address, Sen. Murkowski describes the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes liquid natural gas (LNG) exports...

Note to Washington, D.C.: It's All About Economics

After "promising" back in 2013 to build two stores east of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., Walmart has announced it will no longer do so...

SOTU: Obama's "Rigged" Economy

Obama is correct. Yes, the system is "rigged," as he stated in Tuesday night's SOTU address. But don't blame capitalism for that...

SOTU: President Obama's Reckless Energy Policy

The Obama Administration's energy policy over the past seven years, which the president praised in his address, has unnecessarily put our coal industry on life support...

The North American Free Trade Agreement and Mexican Monopolies

The promised economic benefits of NAFTA have not been fully realized, writes NCPA Research Associate Hector Colon...

Debating the Death of the American Dream

Is the American Dream lost? "No", says NCPA Director of Youth Programs Rachel Stevens in an InsideSources commentary...

How Obamacare Crushes Working Class Job Opportunities

The Congressional Budget Office just confirmed Obamacare will cost 2 million full-time equivalent jobs...


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