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Unemployment Near 7% in 8 States

National nonfarm payroll unemployment rate fell to 5.6% in December, as the nation added 252,000 jobs. However, some portions of the nation, geographically, have been left behind as their jobless rates have held ...
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Union Membership Keeps Falling — BLS Data Summary

Looking back over the past several years, it seems the union movement has shriveled, both in size and influence. Federal government data show that to be true. Union membership has ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Break the Streak

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the most recent report on weekly jobless claims. For the week ended on January 17, initial claims came in 10,000 below the previously ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Surge Past Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the most recent report on weekly jobless claims for the week ended on January 10. Initial claims came in 19,000 over the previously ...
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Employees Will Quit Rather Than Work for Too Little Pay

More than a third of U.S. workers surveyed say they will seek a new job this year if their current employers do not come through with a raise. Employees under ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Top Estimates but Keep the Streak Alive

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the latest report on weekly jobless claims. Initial claims came in at 294,000, compared to both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg consensus ...
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ADP and TrimTabs Signal Weak Labor Department Payrolls and Unemployment

All eyes are supposed to be watching the U.S. Labor Department's key unemployment and payrolls report due this coming Friday morning. Unfortunately, the pre-payrolls views offered by ADP and by ...
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Euro Area Youth Unemployment at 24%

Anyone looking for a rapid recovery from Europe's deep and prolonged recession will find no comfort in the unemployment rate for the euro area in November. While the number was ...
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What to Expect From Labor Department’s Unemployment and Payrolls This Week

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its unemployment situation report for the month of December. Unlike November, this report comes on the heels of a negative ISM ...
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20 States Boost Minimum Wage

Some 20 states will increase their minimum wage today, according to the National Employment Law Project (NELP). (Note that the organization had put out incorrect information last month when it remarked ...
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Some of North Dakota’s 473,400 Jobs at Risk

North Dakota had 473,400 people who were employed in November. That was 21,800 people more than the same month a year ago. North Dakota also had the nation's lowest unemployment ...
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Getting Good Jobs Gets Easier

During the recession and for several years afterward, the ability of many Americans to find good jobs was eroded. According to new research, the problem has faded, but only among ...
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11 States With the Lowest Unemployment

With the national unemployment rate at 5.8% in November, the U.S. job recovery continues to plug along in search of what economists once called the natural rate, which was believed ...
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Minimum Wage to Rise in 21 States by New Year’s Day

By the first day of the new year, more than half the states will have passed legislation raising the minimum wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 first established in ...
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Wage Inequality Grows in America

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has released its Global Wage Report 2014/2015. Most of its conclusions were grim, particularly in terms of advances in the United States. And much of ...
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