Labor

Unemployment Rate Drops Below 2.9% in 5 States

The national unemployment rate for March was 4.5%. In five states is it much lower, below 2.9%, which shows how much the jobless situation can differ from place to place. ...
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Boeing to Fire Hundreds as Aircraft Sales Slow

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) will shed more employees as it faces new orders and production slow down for some of the company's current commercial jets. According to reports Monday ...
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Black Unemployment Rate at 8.1%

The unemployment rate among black Americans was 8.1% in March, well above the national rate of 4.5%. Of the 4.97 million unemployed Americans, 1.6 million were black, which is 32%. ...
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Amazon to Add 30,000 Part-Time Jobs, Some Can Work From Home

As it continues its rapid growth, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) said it would add 30,000 jobs in the United States over the next year. These will be part-time jobs, and ...
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IBM Begins Firings at North Carolina Site

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has confirmed that the company is laying off a "relatively small" number of people at its Research Triangle Park location in Durham, North Carolina. ...
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A Single Robot May Cost Up to 6 Workers’ Jobs

The word "robot" first appeared in a play called "R.U.R.," written in 1920 by Czech playwright Karel Capek. Depending on who you believe, in just over 100 years, by 2025, ...
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Pace of Wage Growth Quickens as Minimum Wage Rises

In 2016, 17 states and the District of Columbia raised state-mandated minimum wages. In those states, total wage growth for workers in the 10th (lowest) percentile of the population rose ...
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McDonald’s Beats Back Workers’ Lawsuit

A U.S. District Court in Northern California ruled last Friday that McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) does not control wages paid to workers at its franchised stores and is not liable ...
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Major League Baseball Faces Class Action Suit From Minor League Players

A federal judge in California last week certified a class action suit brought by former minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball (MLB). At issue is the salary paid ...
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US Workforce Demands Now Being Met by Immigrants

As baby boomers, born between the end of World War II and 1964, reach retirement age, the primary driver of the country's workforce for the past 50 years will be ...
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AT&T to Bring Back 3,000 Offshore Jobs

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has reached a tentative settlement with the Communications Workers of America over the 20,000 people the telecom employs in its Southwest region. Among the concessions AT&T ...
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In Detroit, 100,000 People Still Unemployed

The turnaround of the fortunes of Detroit has failed to benefit 99,229 people, which is the number of them out of work in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...
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Tesla Faces Sexual Harassment Charge From Female Engineer

Update: The day after this story was posted, a Tesla spokesperson sent us a statement that we have added in full at the end of this article. There has been a ...
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Are Tesla Stock Options Enough to Beat Back Union Organizers?

Efforts to unionize production line workers at Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) made the news earlier this month following a Tesla worker's blog post outlining pay and working conditions at the ...
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Are 3 Million Clean Energy Jobs at Risk?

Clean energy companies support more than 3 million jobs in the United States, according to the recently released second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report from the U.S. Department of ...
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