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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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Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Pays Its Workers the Least of Any Company

24/7 Wall St. has released its annual analysis of Companies Paying Americans the Least. Wal-Mart was at the top of the list. According to the report: Wal-Mart, the world’s largest ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Now at 80th Straight Week Under 300,000

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released another weekly jobless claims report, and it marks the 80th week in a row of less than 300,000 claims, the longest sub-300,000 streak since ...
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Wind Turbine Technician

Wind Turbine Service Technician Is Fastest Growing Job in America

The need for wind turbine service technicians will grow 108% between 2014 and 2024 to reach a total of 9,200 jobs nationwide, according to the 24/7 Wall St. analysis of ...
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Why the Gig Economy Is Not as Cool as as People Think

Two-thirds of Americans who have worked as independent contractors in what is known as the "gig economy" would not choose to do so again. Less than half were satisfied with ...
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Emperor Akihito Has No Power

As Emperor Akihito hints he may step down in favor of his son, citing ill-health, it helps to remember he has no power. Akihito is nothing more than a figurehead, ...
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