Labor

FedEx says it will add 70,000 workers to meet holiday demand. The only reason that it would need this army of people is if e-commerce is expected to surge during the period.
Amazon.com plans to add an extraordinary number of workers in the United States and Canada. The hiring binge is more bad news for America's brick-and-mortar retailers.
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.
Unemployment nationwide remains higher than any month during the Great Recession. Four cities have rates of more than twice the national average.
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.
Boeing is reportedly considering consolidating its 787 assembly line in South Carolina, ending production at the Everett, Washington, plant. One plant is unionized and the other isn't.
Car parts retailer AutoZone said Thursday that it plans to hire 20,000 people at its U.S. stores and distribution centers.
Facebook has announced that almost all of its 48,000 employees will work from home until July 2021. However, they may not want to.
The ADP National Employment Report was a serious miss as private sector employment increased much less than expected.
If scientists say anything about arresting the spread of COVID-19, it is to maintain social distance and to wear masks. New research shows that many companies have no plans to ask employees to do so.
While weekly jobless claims have been coming down from the peak March 28 report of nearly 6.9 million claims, the week of July 18 was the first actual gain in weekly jobless claims since that peak.
One of America's richest states had the highest unemployment rate in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
One of America's poorest states had the lowest unemployment rate in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Nevada employment was particularly hard hit because of the hospitality industry, mostly centered in Las Vegas. Gambling in the city was shut down, and with it, countless restaurants and hotels.