Sep 26, 2013

Powered by oil and gas, U.S. energy production is on the rise

U.S. domestic energy production is rising — up 13.9% from 2005 to 2012, and on track to rise even more this year.

Sep 25, 2013

At 42 months and counting, current job “recovery” is slowest since Truman was president

42 months after U.S. payrolls bottomed out, the economy still hasn’t recovered all 8.7 million jobs wiped out in the Great Recession — the longest and slowest recovery in the postwar era.

Sep 23, 2013

The challenges of counting the nation’s unauthorized immigrants

A talk with Pew Research Center senior demographer Jeffrey S. Passel on the challenges of counting the nation’s unauthorized immigrants.

Sep 20, 2013

Chart of the Week: How Detroit went bust

Charts from the Detroit Free Press depict decades of mismanagement, missed opportunities and poor fiscal choices.

Sep 19, 2013

Most uninsured Americans live in states that won’t run their own Obamacare exchanges

Almost six-in-ten uninsured Americans live in states that haven’t set up their own health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

Sep 18, 2013

How’s the economy doing? Depends on whether you’re a Democrat or Republican

Americans perceptions of the economy differ significantly by partisanship, regardless of what the actual economic data show.

Sep 18, 2013

After recession, more children living with Grandma or Grandpa

In 2011, about 3 million U.S. children were living with and being primarily cared for by a grandparent.

Sep 17, 2013

5 facts about Hispanics for Hispanic Heritage Month

Facts and figures to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

Sep 13, 2013

Chart of the Week: A stroll down financial-crisis memory lane

A short history of the financial crisis that exploded five years ago, in one chart.

Sep 13, 2013

Nation’s debt has nearly reached its $16.7 trillion ceiling

The federal debt ceiling is nearly $16.7 trillion.