As Hiring Slows, Employers Say It’s Getting Harder to Find Workers

Travis Bean sanding doors at Western Building Products outside Milwaukee. The company’s president said, “Our problem today is just finding people who want to work.”CreditCreditLauren Justice for The New York Times MILWAUKEE — At Western Building Products’ banana-shaped factory on the lip of the Menomonee River outside Milwaukee, the company’s president, Mark Willey, is wrangling […]

The Economy Didn’t Save Republicans After All

President Trump greeting Representative Jason Lewis of Minnesota at a rally last month. Mr. Lewis lost his re-election bid even though the unemployment rate in his district was just 2.5 percent.CreditCreditCraig Lassig/EPA, via Shutterstock Unemployment is abnormally low. Growth has sped up. A $1.5 trillion tax cut, signed by President Trump last year, is fueling […]