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Best US Companies to Work for in 2017

Anyone who's been in the workforce for a few years has probably discovered that not all companies are created equal, at least as far as being good places to work ...
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Over 6 Million Americans Work Part Time but Would Like Full-Time Jobs

Americans puzzled by why unemployment of less than 5% has not caused a surge in either gross domestic product or inflation do not need to look beyond the workforce for ...
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Employment Trends Index Remains Strong in November

After last Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on unemployment and payrolls, it was assumed that the labor market remained strong. There were less than solid payrolls gains, despite a ...
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November Unemployment Hits Post-Recession Low, With Caveats

Friday's only real economic report of much consequence was the U.S. Department of Labor's employment situation report. It turns out that the official unemployment rate for November dropped to a post-recovery ...
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ADP Payrolls Gain May Boost Labor Department Expectations — With a Caveat

Each and every month, the U.S. Department of Labor's payrolls and unemployment rate report is effectively previewed by ADP's monthly private sector payrolls report. These reports are not unilaterally mirror ...
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Small Business Trends Not Improving Much in November

Maybe there has been a huge stock market recovery and maybe consumer sentiment has screamed higher in the three weeks since the presidential election. The overall employment picture remains one ...
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Texas Jobs Market May Be Signaling Decent News for the Oil Patch

If you just read the headlines, you would think everything is great for the jobs market in Texas. The Texas Workforce Commission reported on Friday that the state added some ...
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Few Major Surprises in Job Openings (JOLTS) Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has issued its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, or the JOLTS report. This is the number of job openings in America and comes ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, but Not Enough to Jolt Payroll Expectations

Friday's Employment Situation Report by the U.S. Department of Labor will be the biggest economic release in America this week. It also will be the last formal economic report of ...
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8% of Workers Are Prisoners at Their Companies

Some 8% of workers worldwide consider themselves "prisoners" at their own companies. Fortunately for employers, these people have been with their companies a long time and are unlikely to leave. ...
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7 Types of Companies You Should Not Work For

When it comes to the place where you spend at least half your waking hours, you probably want to make sure that it's the kind of place that makes those ...
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Employment Trends Index Confirms Slight Payrolls Gain

When most people think of employment readings, they most likely think of the U.S. Department of Labor's unemployment and payrolls report. Still, there are other reports that act to confirm the ...
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10 Countries With Unemployment Rates Under 3%

As the U.S. posted a September employment report which showed an addition of 156,000 jobs and an unemployment rate of 5%, America has been at what is called  a "full ...
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Jobless Claims Dip Under 250K Ahead of Unemployment and Payrolls

The U.S. Department of Labor's data keep showing that weekly jobless claims are moving lower and lower. Obviously this is indicative of a rather strong labor market, and it is ...
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How the Markets Are Bracing for Unemployment and Payrolls

The financial markets will get to see the report on payrolls and the employment situation from the U.S. Department of Labor this Friday. This is one of the most closely watched ...
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