Labor

Layoffs have been rare recently. The U.S. unemployment rate in April was close to the lowest level on record. The Employment Situation Report for April from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that...
The statutory rights and protections of workers in the United States have evolved considerably over the country’s history. From child labor restrictions to a federally mandated minimum wage, many...
The U.S. is currently grappling with a massive labor shortage. During the pandemic, early retirements surged, parents of school-age children left the workforce en masse, and slowed considerably. This...
Bolstered by strong job growth, the U.S. economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, many companies and businesses are struggling to find and hire workers, as the number of...
In what has been dubbed the Great Resignation, Americans have been quitting their jobs in record numbers in recent months – a trend that shows few signs of slowing. According to the Bureau of...
In what has been dubbed the Great Resignation, Americans have been quitting their jobs in record numbers in recent months – a trend that shows few signs of slowing. According to the Bureau of...
In these pandemic years, there has been a major upheaval in employment, with employees leaving their jobs in unprecedented numbers, even as the unemployment rate remains extremely low. This also...
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the personal risks many workers take simply by performing their job. But even before the pandemic, many jobs in America required workers to take on some amount...
Women accounted for 46.8% of the 147.8 million people working in the U.S. labor force in 2020. A decade earlier, women accounted for 47.2% of all American workers. Women had made up a steadily...
Technology is a crucial driver of economic growth. It raises the productivity of existing industries and creates new ones. Areas with booming high tech sectors often have thriving economies and...
The U.S. is currently grappling with a massive labor shortage. During the pandemic, early retirements surged, parents of school-age children left the workforce en masse, and immigration slowed...
Though by many measures the economy is still recovering rapidly from the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. job growth continues to be strong. Still, many companies and businesses are struggling to find and...
The number of unemployed workers in the United States dropped to 6.3 million last month, from 6.5 million in January. The nationwide unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.8%, according to the...
The U.S. economy suffered one of its most significant drops in GDP in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic halted spending, travel, and other economic activity. The economic hit was accompanied by high...
The United States has the world’s largest economy. It is dynamic and diverse. Some industries rise while others fall, and with them the job market can have ups and downs. Similarly, jobs can become...