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Announced Job Cuts Lowest for the Quarter Since 1996

Job cuts announced by companies in the third quarter declined 22.5% to 94,478, the biggest quarterly drop for a third quarter since 1996, according to data from global outplacement and ...
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How Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Contributed to the First Payroll Losses in Years

If you were already bracing for a poor payrolls report for September, your hunch was right. What came as a large surprise, on top of a solid unemployment rate, was that ...
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How Long American Workers Stay at Their Jobs

As the U.S. economy has improved over the past several years, the median number of years an American worker has stayed at one job has declined from a recent peak ...
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Companies Scrambling to Find Ways to Bring Talent to Rural Areas

The economic prospects for the nation may be good, but the outlook for rural employers and employees is less sanguine, according to findings from global outplacement and executive coaching firm ...
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3 in 4 Office Workers Would Switch Jobs to Work Remotely

Nearly three-quarters of office workers in North America would quit their job to move to an organization that allows them to work remotely more frequently, even if they don’t get ...
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Want to Stay Married? Become an Actuary or a Doctor

Census data tell us that we’re getting married later, and if we want to stay married longer, our chances are better if we get a well-paying job such as an ...
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Over 6.1 Million US Job Openings Up for Grabs

Whether or not you are a fan of the economic policies of today, one trend that has prevailed is that there are a record number of job openings. Millions and ...
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Excessive Pain Medication Use Seen as Factor in Lowering Male Labor Force Participation

A new study from Princeton University indicates many prime-age men are no longer in the labor force because of a serious health condition, a factor that may help explain the ...
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CEO Exits Drop Almost 12% to a Multiyear Low for August

Chief executive officer departures fell 11.9% in August, with 96 CEOs leaving their posts last month, down from 109 from the same month a year ago, according to a report ...
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Announced Job Cuts Rise in August, Says Challenger Gray

Employers based in the United States announced plans to cut payrolls by 33,825 in August, an increase from 32,188, or 5%, from the same period a year ago, according to ...
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Black Unemployment at 7.7%

The unemployment rate among black Americans remained well above the national average in August at 7.7%, compared to the 4.4% of the entire population. The numbers for black Americans look ...
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August Jobs Report Misses Estimates, Market Reaction Muted

Friday's key economic data point came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment situation report for August. The unemployment rate ticked up from 4.3% in July to 4.4% and ...
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August ADP Employment Report Beats Expectations

The ADP Employment Report was released Wednesday morning and handily topped Bloomberg expectations. Nonfarm private sector employment jumped 237,000 for the month of August, beating estimates that called for 185,000, ...
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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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