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Why Women Don’t Get Promoted

Nearly half of all entry-level employees at U.S. companies are women. At the top of the food chain, however, less than a quarter of C-suite executives are women. For women ...
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Strong Economy Conundrum: 1 Million More Job Openings Than Available Workers

It turns out that the jobs market can keep improving. In the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicated that the number of ...
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20 Strike Sidelined 485,000 People Last Year

Major strikes kept a total of nearly half a million people out of work for some period last year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics listed 20 work stoppages as major ...
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Black Unemployment Is 70% Above National Rate

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 304,000 jobs in January and the national unemployment rate was 4%. The level for Black Americans was 6.8% which is ...
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January Layoffs Up 21% to 53,000

In a worrying start to the year, major companies laid off 52,988 workers in January, up 20.7% from December and up 18.7% from January a year ago. The data show ...
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Shutdown Squashing Interest in Government Jobs Among Current, Potential Workers

On Friday, federal workers affected by the government shutdown will miss their second paychecks in the 35 days since the lockout began. The shutdown is driving federal employees to look ...
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Lost Manufacturing Jobs Create King-Size Ripple Effects

Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 12.84 million manufacturing jobs in the United States, more than a third below the 80-year high of 19.55 ...
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Number of Women CEOs Rose Significantly in 2018

After two years of relatively flat growth in the number of women CEOs at U.S. companies, 2018 saw a significant increase in both the number and percentage growth of women ...
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Unemployment Drops Below 3% in 10 States

In December, the unemployment rate was 3.9% nationwide, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, in ten states, it was much lower than that, dropping below ...
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More Than 1,400 US CEOs Left Their Jobs in 2018

The number of U.S. CEOs who lost or left their jobs in December added to a record number of fourth-quarter departures, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. A ...
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Artificial Intelligence as a Job Creator Rather Than a Job Killer

The rise of the machines is coming. Automation, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are all being used by many businesses around the world. There has been a logical ...
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Black Unemployment at 6.6%, 70% Higher Than National Average

The December jobs report was almost entirely positive. The economy added 312,000 jobs, the best performance in 10 months. At 3.9%, the jobless rate was down from 10.1% at the ...
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10 Best (and Worst) Months for Jobs Since the Recession

The new U.S. Bureau of Labor (BLS) report of monthly net job additions and unemployment showed the economy added 312,000 jobs, the eighth best month in the decade since the ...
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Unemployment Rate Rises for All the Right Reasons

There is some great news in the U.S. Department of Labor's December jobs report, but it also comes with a catch. The nonfarm payrolls rose by a whopping 312,000 jobs, ...
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December Job Cuts Send Annual Total to Highest in 3 Years

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for December, showing that a total of 43,844 planned U.S. job cuts were announced last month, ...
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