Jobs

Is Now the Best Time to Be a Temporary Worker and in the Gig Economy?

At the end of 2017, it turns out that the official unemployment rate is barely 4%, and overall wage growth has been rather slow to catch up with inflation and ...
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Unemployment and Payrolls Remain Strong in November

The U.S. Department of Labor showed yet another strong payrolls and unemployment report. The official unemployment rate for November is at a 17-year low, and payrolls surprised higher with a ...
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Jobless Claims Add More Base for Strong Payrolls and Unemployment Report

Another solid jobs number is setting the tone for Friday's unemployment and payrolls report. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that weekly jobless claims for the week of December 2 ...
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November Job Cuts at 7-Month Low

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for November, reporting that layoffs in the month rose 17% year over year and 17% month ...
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ADP Sets Strong Stage for Labor Department Payrolls

It is no secret that economic growth has picked up in 2017, and it is no secret that the employment picture is looking better than it has at any point ...
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Best Places to Work — 2018

Anyone who's been in the workforce for a few years has probably discovered that not all companies are created equal, especially when it comes to being good places to work. ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Head Lower as Continuing Claims Tick Back Up

U.S. jobless claims fell yet again in the week ending November 25. This is a continued signal of a very robust labor market, but the financial markets are likely going ...
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Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 2.2%, Alaska’s at 7.2%

Alaska, the 49th state to join the Union, on January 3, 1959, had the highest unemployment rate of any state in October at 7.2%. Hawaii, the 50th, which became a ...
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American Labor Market: More Jobs, Poor Pay

Among the concerns about job growth in the United States as its recovered from the Great Recession was that low-paying jobs were too large a part of the advance. As ...
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There Are Still Over 6 Million Job Openings in America

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary for the month of September. This so-called JOLTS report never really moves the markets, but ...
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Employment Trends Index Confirms Strong Job Market

The Conference Board may be best known for its consumer confidence readings, but the group also issues its Employment Trends Index. After a better snapback recovery in payrolls than the ...
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7.5% of Black Americans Remain Unemployed

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on Friday that unemployment fell to 4.1% in October. By some measures, that was a 17-year low. One group that still suffers from ...
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Why the Payrolls Report for October Wasn’t Really All That Weak

The first Friday of just about every month brings the key unemployment and payrolls report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Similar to gross domestic product, it is the payrolls ...
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ADP Payrolls Sets Stage for Strong Labor Department Payrolls Gains

ADP's monthly report on private sector payrolls is often used as a barometer for how strong the payrolls gains will be from the U.S. Department of Labor later in that ...
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US Managers Not Reluctant to Email Subordinates After Hours, Study Says

The vast majority of managers in the United States said they would contact their employees outside of work hours, unlike supervisors in many European countries where emailing subordinates after hours ...
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