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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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Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Higher Ahead of Key Payrolls Report

The U.S. Department of Labor issued its last official labor number on Thursday before Friday's key unemployment and payrolls report. The weekly jobless claims report for the week ending March ...
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March Job Cuts Rise 32%

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for March, indicating that layoffs in the month were nearly 22% lower than the February total. ...
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3 States Have Unemployment Under 3%

As unemployment dropped to 4.9% in February, three states had unemployment rates of under 3%. They were New Hampshire at 2.7%, South Dakota at 2.7%, and North Dakota at ...
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Unemployment Above 6% in 6 States

The unemployment level in the United States in February was 4.9%. Six states lagged well behind that with jobless rates above 6%, which shows how uneven the rebound from the ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Higher, Yet Set Record Back to 1973

Thursday's economic report barrage included the U.S. Department of Labor's weekly jobless claims. The advanced claims for the week ending March 12 came in at a seasonally adjusted 265,000. This may ...
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5 American Cities With the Highest Unemployment

The unemployment rate in the United States was 5.4% last year and 4.8% in December. Five cities had unemployment rates much higher than that in December, each well above 11%. Of ...
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March Madness Could Cost Employers $4 Billion

The NCAA basketball championship tournament, aka March Madness, may be a high-point for sports fans. It is anything but for employers who see a productivity decline during the playoffs. If fans ...
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Should Doctors Make 25% More Than Lawyers?

There has been an ongoing debate over the health of the employment economy over the past 20 years. That being said, there are still many high-paying jobs up for grabs out ...
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Black Unemployment at 9.6%

While the 2015 average national unemployment rate sat at 5.3%, the rate among African Americans was 9.6%, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The rate ...
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