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Black Unemployment at 6%

Among the things largely lost in the new jobs report, the Employment Situation Summary for September, is that the unemployment rate for black Americans was 6%. This is what the ...
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September Job Losses Second-Highest of 2018 on Wells Fargo Cuts

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for September, showing that a total of 55,285 job cuts were announced last month. That was ...
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Unemployment Still High in Several Poor States

The unemployment rate dropped to 3.9% in August, as the economy added 201,000 jobs. The continues a trend of labor improvement that goes back to 10% levels during the Great ...
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Why Do Married Men Earn So Much More Than Everyone Else?

The gender pay gap is a well-documented artifact of the U.S. income distribution. In 2018, women earn about 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. On an annual basis, ...
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More Good News for Workers Looking for Seasonal Jobs

Last Thursday, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced plans to hire 120,000 seasonal workers to get the company through the 2018 holiday shopping season. That ties the single largest seasonal hiring ...
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UPS to Hire 100,000 to Handle Holiday Rush

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) plans to hire 100,000 workers to handle package shipments during the 2018 holiday season. That's the highest total ever for the company that hired ...
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Holiday Season Looks Good for Job Seekers

Two of the country's largest seasonal employers have already announced that they will hire at least as many seasonal workers as they did last year. Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) and ...
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Macy’s Wants to Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers

We know the end-of-the-year holiday season is gearing up when we start to see announcements from big retailers that they will be hiring big numbers of seasonal employees to help ...
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Highest Number of Monthly CEO Changes on Record

For some of the 154 CEOs who left their jobs last month, August may replace April as the cruelest month. According to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the number ...
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Are There Just Too Many Job Openings?

How crazy it must sound to hear that there are just too many job openings in this strong economy. The U.S. Department of Labor released its Job Openings and Labor ...
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Black Unemployment Rate Remains Above 6%

The economy added 201,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate stayed at an extraordinarily low 3.9%. But black Americans have a rate that was 62% above the national rate, ...
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August Job Losses Third-Worst of 2018, Manufacturing Hit Hardest

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for August showing that a total of 38,472 jobs were cut last month, an increase of ...
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How Helicopter Parents Are Holding Back Their Kids

The new school year is just starting up and parents everywhere have new and returning concerns for their children. Many parents want the best for their kids and are willing ...
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Jobless Claims Indicate No One Is Getting Fired Anymore

No one is getting fired anymore. The U.S. Department of Labor released its reading on weekly jobless claims, which fell by 2,000 to a mere 210,000. This number used to ...
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Unemployment Below 3% in 9 States, Above 5% in 3

There is a wide range in the unemployment levels across the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The national rate is 3.9%. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, ...
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