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ADP Sets Stage for Another Weak Labor Department Jobs Report on Friday

This Friday's unemployment and nonfarm payrolls report from the U.S. Department of Labor will be looked at quite closely by economists and investors alike to see just how strong the ...
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These 6 States Pay the Highest Minimum Wage, and It’s More Than Double the National Rate

More than half the states (29) and the District of Columbia have enacted minimum wage legislation setting workers' pay above the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. Washington, D.C., currently ...
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Is Automation Really Coming for Your Job?

There are plenty of studies that predict anywhere from a third to nearly half of all jobs done by people will one day be automated. That doesn't mean that some ...
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More Evidence That Jobs Market Is Peaking

Since the robust growth of the economy began to peter out in late 2018, economists, business owners and investors alike have looked to see if the jobs market would begin ...
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The Real Unemployment Rate Is Nearly Double What You Think

The unemployment rate for February was released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Economists worried that the country added only 20,000 jobs for the most recent period, well ...
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February Unemployment for One Large Group Hit 7%, Almost Double the National Figure

The economy added 20,000 jobs in February, a disappointment by almost any measure. In the past two years, the average monthly job additions have been over 200,000. A silver lining ...
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Weak Payrolls May Have Issues Ahead Other Than Just Weaker Business Trends

Some reports from the U.S. Department of Labor show stronger than expected monthly payroll gains, while others do not. The case for February was the latter. The U.S. economy reported ...
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US Job Losses Topped 76,000 in February, Up 117%

The economy lost 76,835 jobs in February, which was 117% higher than in the same month in 2017. It is another sign that the U.S. expansion, so robust for most ...
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Will 80,000 Seasonal Workers Improve Home Depot’s Customer Service?

Cold, snowy weather is not a harbinger of spring. Seasonal hiring at home improvement stores is, however. Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) announced plans Tuesday morning to hire up to ...
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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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