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American Labor Market: More Jobs, Poor Pay

Among the concerns about job growth in the United States as its recovered from the Great Recession was that low-paying jobs were too large a part of the advance. As ...
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There Are Still Over 6 Million Job Openings in America

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary for the month of September. This so-called JOLTS report never really moves the markets, but ...
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Employment Trends Index Confirms Strong Job Market

The Conference Board may be best known for its consumer confidence readings, but the group also issues its Employment Trends Index. After a better snapback recovery in payrolls than the ...
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7.5% of Black Americans Remain Unemployed

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on Friday that unemployment fell to 4.1% in October. By some measures, that was a 17-year low. One group that still suffers from ...
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Why the Payrolls Report for October Wasn’t Really All That Weak

The first Friday of just about every month brings the key unemployment and payrolls report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Similar to gross domestic product, it is the payrolls ...
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ADP Payrolls Sets Stage for Strong Labor Department Payrolls Gains

ADP's monthly report on private sector payrolls is often used as a barometer for how strong the payrolls gains will be from the U.S. Department of Labor later in that ...
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US Managers Not Reluctant to Email Subordinates After Hours, Study Says

The vast majority of managers in the United States said they would contact their employees outside of work hours, unlike supervisors in many European countries where emailing subordinates after hours ...
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Announced Job Cuts Lowest for the Quarter Since 1996

Job cuts announced by companies in the third quarter declined 22.5% to 94,478, the biggest quarterly drop for a third quarter since 1996, according to data from global outplacement and ...
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How Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Contributed to the First Payroll Losses in Years

If you were already bracing for a poor payrolls report for September, your hunch was right. What came as a large surprise, on top of a solid unemployment rate, was that ...
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How Long American Workers Stay at Their Jobs

As the U.S. economy has improved over the past several years, the median number of years an American worker has stayed at one job has declined from a recent peak ...
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Companies Scrambling to Find Ways to Bring Talent to Rural Areas

The economic prospects for the nation may be good, but the outlook for rural employers and employees is less sanguine, according to findings from global outplacement and executive coaching firm ...
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3 in 4 Office Workers Would Switch Jobs to Work Remotely

Nearly three-quarters of office workers in North America would quit their job to move to an organization that allows them to work remotely more frequently, even if they don’t get ...
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Want to Stay Married? Become an Actuary or a Doctor

Census data tell us that we’re getting married later, and if we want to stay married longer, our chances are better if we get a well-paying job such as an ...
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Over 6.1 Million US Job Openings Up for Grabs

Whether or not you are a fan of the economic policies of today, one trend that has prevailed is that there are a record number of job openings. Millions and ...
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Excessive Pain Medication Use Seen as Factor in Lowering Male Labor Force Participation

A new study from Princeton University indicates many prime-age men are no longer in the labor force because of a serious health condition, a factor that may help explain the ...
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