Jobs

Jobless Rate Drops Below 3% in 5 States

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its state employment figures for July. Five states had unemployment rates below 3%, against the national average of 4.2%. Other than Hawaii, ...
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Solar Eclipse May Cost Employers $694 Million in Work Disruption

A total solar eclipse will sweep across 14 states on Monday, August 21, costing employers $694 million and taking its place among special events such as the NCAA Men’s Basketball ...
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Report Says Mandated Wage Hikes Accelerate Introduction of Technology in Workplace

New research indicates that minimum-wage laws have forced companies to accelerate the introduction of technology in the workplace, hurting American workers in mostly low-skilled jobs. The findings come from a ...
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American Workplace Is Stressful and Demanding, According to RAND Survey

The American workplace is physically and emotionally demanding, with workers facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and possibly hazardous working conditions, and an often hostile social environment, according to a new ...
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CEO Turnover Increases Nearly 11% in July, Says Challenger Gray

The number of chief executive officers who announced their departures rose 10.9% in July from the same period a year ago, with 102 CEOs leaving their posts last month, according ...
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Over 6 Million US Job Openings Waiting to Be Filled

While each monthly Labor Department reading on private sector payrolls gives a live snapshot of the U.S. jobs market, a more obscure report from the Labor Department actually shows just ...
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For Many Cities, Unemployment Still Over 7%

The unemployment rate fell to 4.3% in July, one of the lowest levels in years. However, there are parts of the country were the jobs situation is still at Great ...
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Jobs Report Remains Solid, Unemployment at 16-Year Low

Friday's key economic data point came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment situation report for July. The unemployment rate dipped from 4.4% in June to 4.3%, and the U.S. ...
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ADP Sets Muted Tone for Friday’s BLS Payrolls and Unemployment Report

This Friday's key report from the U.S. Department of Labor may contain some less aggressive growth metrics on the jobs front. The Employment Situation Report gives economists, investors, employers and ...
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Why BLS May Have Slower Payrolls Growth in July

The first Friday of every month gives economists, investors, employers and workers a rather live snapshot of the U.S. labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will report the employment ...
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Jobs Market Tops Expectations in June With Gain of 222,000; Jobless Rate at 4.4%

U.S. employment increased by 222,000 in June, topping expectations. The jobless rate ticked up 0.1% to 4.4% from a 16-year low in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. ...
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More Weak Jobs Data Going Into Key BLS Payrolls & Unemployment Report

Friday's payrolls and unemployment report from the U.S. Department of Labor will be closely watched. After all, unemployment and jobs add up to the best live-reading barometer of the economy. ...
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June Job Cuts Fall 19%, Lowest Monthly Total of Year, Says Challenger Gray

Employers announced plans to trim payrolls by 31,105 jobs in June, the lowest monthly total of the year, according to a report released Thursday by Chicago-based global outplacement consultancy Challenger ...
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Study Finds Job Automation to Slam Low-Wage Cities Such as Las Vegas, El Paso

As much as 65% of jobs in some metropolitan areas of the United States could be automated within the next 20 years, according to new research from the Institute for ...
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Unemployment Rate Drops in 298 of America’s 388 Cities

The extraordinary improvement in the U.S. labor market includes the great majority of American cities. The jobless rate moved down in 298 of America's 388 metro areas in May. The U.S. ...
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