New Orleans and Baton Rouge Employers Expect No Change in Employment in Q3

Employers in all 100 of the largest federally recognized metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) expect net payroll increases in the third quarter. The expected increases among employers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge ...
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More Than Half of US Workers Too Busy to Take Time Off

In the 25 years between 1976 and 2000, American workers used an average of 20.3 days of the vacation time they had earned. Since then, U.S. workers report that they ...
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Relax About the Jobs Report, It’s Not That Bad

Meager job growth of only 38,000 jobs for May has the doomsayers and perma-bears all up in arms again. But as usual, precious few have reported Friday’s release on June ...
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Unemployment May Start to Rise

After the May jobs report, Jonathan Wright of Johns Hopkins University wrote for the Brookings Institute that the United States may have lost jobs last month. His math is unconventional, but ...
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Utah Is State Adding the Most Jobs

24/7 Wall St. recently published its study, "States Adding (and Losing) the Most Jobs." The state that added the most jobs between April 2011 and April 2016 was Utah, where the ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Bring Back Scares to the Great Employment Economy

Weekly jobless claims posted a serious jump in the week ending May 7. The U.S. Department of Labor announced that seasonally adjusted claims rose a sharp 20,000 to 294,000. This ...
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Berkeley: 1 in 3 US Manufacturing Workers Get Public Aid

Between 2009 and 2013, the federal government and the states spent $10.2 billion annually on public safety net programs for 34% of frontline manufacturing production workers and their families who ...
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BLS JOLTS Report Shows Almost 5.8 Million Job Openings in America

Each month brings a new unemployment and payrolls report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Each one of those is followed by the so-called JOLTS report — this is ...
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Payrolls Hope May Fade After Weekly Claims and Jobs Data

Friday's key economic report will be the unemployment and payrolls numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor. The consensus estimate of 200,000 nonfarm payrolls likely has started getting ratcheted down for ...
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ADP Showing Solid Wage Gains for Younger Workers

It wasn't that long ago that the younger workers were being punished by prospective employers for a lack of experience. According to the ADP Workforce Vitality Report for the first ...
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1 Million People Still Out of Work in California

The unemployment rate in March in California was 5.4%. However, the state's labor force is so large that 1,020,019 people were out of work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor ...
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More Strikes, Protests Demand $15 Hourly Wage

According to a report released Wednesday by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), nearly 17 million low-paid workers have seen wage increases since November of 2012. The increases are a ...
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Jobless Claims Hover Near Record Lows

The reading for the most recent weekly jobless claims report has surfaced, and it came in just below estimates. Currently, jobless claims are holding at record lows, indicating a lack ...
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Job Openings Flat in February

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) on Tuesday. In a survey completed earlier this year, over half of Americans ...
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Payrolls Increase Marginally Higher Than Expected, as Does Unemployment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that March nonfarm payrolls rose by 215,000 and the unemployment rate ticked up by 0.1% to a reading of 5.0%. With Federal Reserve Chair ...
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