Abha Bhattarai

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the U.S. economy

Education: Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism

Abha Bhattarai is the economics correspondent for The Washington Post. She previously covered retail for the publication, and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Tampa Bay Times.
Latest from Abha Bhattarai

Gen Z is bringing back the part-time job

Teen employment reached a 14-year high last year, as new opportunities and higher wages draw high schoolers to the workforce.

January 21, 2024

Economic vibes are finally improving, consumer sentiment surges

Americans say they’re feeling better about the economy than they have in years. That could be good news for Biden.

January 19, 2024

Americans tell us why they’re feeling better — or worse — about the economy

Six Americans explain their financial situations and why they’re feeling better or worse.

December 25, 2023

Biden’s economy vs. Trump’s, in 12 charts

The presidential election is less than a year away, and economic issues are once again top of mind for voters around the country. Here’s how the economy fared under President Biden and President Trump.

December 23, 2023

Older workers are a growing share of the workforce

The share of older Americans who are working has doubled in the past 35 years, a new report finds. They’re also working longer hours and earning higher wages.

December 14, 2023

Dow Jones hits an all-time high as investors cheer progress on inflation

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hits an all-time high as investors cheer progress on inflation.

December 13, 2023

How to keep junk mail out of your mailbox

Americans are inundated with junk mail in their physical mailboxes. Climate coach Michael Coren tried to manage the flood – and his techniques actually worked.

December 7, 2023

How much did Beyoncé make on the Renaissance Tour? See her growing empire

You must know ’bout her. But do you know what she’s worth? A breakdown of Beyonce’s wealth.

November 30, 2023

New college grads are more likely to be unemployed in today’s job market

New college graduates are having a harder time finding jobs — and are more likely to be unemployed and underemployed — than other workers.

November 19, 2023

How the restart of student loan payments is affecting these borrowers’ lives

After a three-year hiatus, tens of millions of Americans are starting to make payments again on their federal student loans. The Washington Post asked people across the country to share their experiences entering repayment. Here are some of their stories.

November 13, 2023