Jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has lifted uncertainty among many retailers and other firms related to how many seasonal employees they'll be hiring. A repeat of last year's strong hiring is unlikely.
Each week following the unemployment report, the U.S. Department of Labor releases its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary.
The latest data from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas indicates that the pace of CEO departures in August slowed month over month, year over year, and for the first eight months of the...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its August jobs report for nonfarm payroll employment. The national figure dropped to 8.4%. The number of unemployed people dropped 2.8 million to 13.6...
The release of jobs data for August from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed unemployment was 8.4% nationwide, another in a line of monthly improvements. The number of people out of work...
Economists have traditionally used three letters to describe an economic recovery. A “V-shaped” one is a sharp decline in gross domestic product followed by a rapid recovery. The process...
The unemployment rate in July was 10.5%, an improvement from each of the two prior months.  However, the figure is still above the worst single month of The Great Recession–October 2009....
Some of the changes to Americans' work lives brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have been popular. Others, not so much.
Announced job cuts for the first eight months of this year surpass 2019's 12-month total for last year. Roughly 1.1 million of the cuts are related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unemployment nationwide remains higher than any month during the Great Recession. Four cities have rates of more than twice the national average.
A handful of cities in Utah and Idaho have employment rates less than what is considered full employment.
The financial markets just got a small glimpse of what to expect from Friday's key U.S. Department of Labor report on unemployment and payrolls.
Weekly jobless claims remain high, a sign the companies are cutting workers even as the headlines tout recovery. The layoff economy has returned with a vengeance.
The economic disaster brought on by COVID1-19 has caused millions of people to lose their jobs. Unemployment nationwide was 10.2% in July, worse than any month in the Great Recession. In one state,...
Unemployment in the United States will remain high for months, if not longer. Utah is fortunate to have a job market dominated by industries that are likely to continue to thrive.