A national workplace benefits organization has issued a report card on which states are expanding paid family leave benefits, but some Vermont business leaders say the assessment fails to represent a business perspective.
These findings will displease socialists, but it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that more economic freedom, as thus defined, is a powerful propellant for economic and social wellbeing.
The grades are in for Vermont’s economic progress over the last two years, and the main takeaway is that household income is down, despite some hopeful signs.
All full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal Amazon employees will now receive higher pay after the company announced Tuesday that it will raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The United States reached a trade deal with Mexico and Canada late Sunday night, providing President Donald Trump a crucial win as he has long promised to renegotiate the pact. All three countries voiced support for the new deal, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.
More than 200 academics signed onto a public letter calling on governments to eschew economic growth in order to plan for a “post-growth economy” based on wealth redistribution.
Just 50 employees receiving a modest, average $10,000 in combined federal benefits would require your company to send the IRS an extra half-million dollars a year.
The gap between those not working and the need to fill jobs in Vermont is expanding. At the current rate of economic activity, we need to fill nearly 11,000 jobs per year just to stay at our current levels. Filling that void is imperative, and we must begin now.
Filings for unemployment benefits in the U.S. last week fell to the lowest number in nearly five decades, further evidence of a tight labor market and expanding economy.
American newspapers, their workers, and readers dodged a protectionist bullet last week when the U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously blocked the Trump administration from imposing tariffs on Canadian newsprint.
The changing of the seasons means that the leaf peepers are on their way — and that is a good thing for the state economy. All of those visitors are looking for the unique experience that only Vermont’s foliage can present.