President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage gains are far from making up for decades of paycheck stagnation for middle-class workers.
As the chart shows, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett's labor market has recovered and more from the Great Recession. The pay and quality of the new jobs is unclear — nationally, they have tended to be worse than what was offered in the jobs killed by the downturn.
Activities for the weekend of Feb. 19-22, 2015, include Seattle Home Show, Lunar New Year Celebration, Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival, Tet Festival Vietnamese Lunar New Year. Films opening include “McFarland” and “The Last Five Years.”
As Rotterdam's mayor and a former government minister, Ahmed Aboutaleb is a voice of mainstream liberal Dutch values. As a Muslim immigrant from Morocco, he is also a prominent member of a community that many Europeans increasingly see as being in conflict with those values.