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How More Automation Affects Older Workers

By one estimate, more than a third of the global population will be 50 years old or older in 2050, more than double the percentage in 1950. One effect of ...
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Teen Hiring Backs Off in June

The summer is not over yet and there is still plenty of time for teens to get a job and make some money before the school year starts. In fact, ...
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How Where You Live Affects Your Earnings

Americans move around a lot. Their decisions about where to move to are often determined by their jobs, but there are other factors involved their choices as well. How much ...
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#MeToo, #TimesUp Movements Drive Corporate Policy Changes

Since last October, more than half (52%) of 150 companies surveyed in June by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas have reviewed the corporate policies on sexual harassment. That's up ...
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Black Unemployment Remains High

Economists regularly point out the unemployment of black Americans is at multiyear and perhaps all-time lows. It is still, however, nearly double that of whites. In June, according to the ...
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Employment Situation Heats Up in June

The U.S. Department of Labor released its Employment Situation numbers for the month of June early on Friday. The Bloomberg consensus estimate was 190,000 nonfarm payrolls, but it actually came ...
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Watch for Unemployment Increase in July

June unemployment numbers will be out today. Experts expect a 3.8% unemployment rate and the addition of 200,000 jobs. The employment situation has not been this good since 2000. However, ...
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Gig Economy Fails to Equalize Gender Pay Gap

The gig economy was supposed to deliver a variety of benefits. Workers could work when and as much as they wanted while maintaining a work-life balance that made them happy. ...
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Layoffs, Low Today, Expected to Rise

One well-known research firm that tracks monthly layoffs by large private employers remarked that in June they remained relatively low. However, they are rising, and tariffs could accelerate the trend. ...
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Business Leaders Want to Build ‘Talent Pipeline’

A common complaint from employers ever since the financial crisis is that they can't find employees with the skills businesses need. For a time this so-called structural unemployment grabbed a ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Holding at Historic Levels

New claims for unemployment benefits fell by 3,000 in the week ending June 16, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Department of Labor. The seasonally adjusted total fell ...
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Unemployment Remains High In Several States

Headline after headline trumpet the fact that U.S. unemployment hit a multi-decade low of 3.8% in May. Most states have matched, or are even below that number. However, in several ...
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130,000 US Teens Found Summer Jobs in May

The summer hiring season for teenage workers got off to a much better start this year than last. Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. reported Friday morning that 130,000 ...
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Continuing Jobless Claims at 44-year Low

New claims for unemployment benefits fell by 4,000 in the week ending June 9 according to the weekly report from the U.S. Department of Labor. The seasonally adjusted total fell ...
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May CEO Exits Push 5-Month Total to 541

In May 2018, 91 CEOs left their jobs, according to the latest report from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. That's a year-over-year increase of 13.8% and a month-over-month decrease ...
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