Labor

Pensions are often a major consideration when people take public service jobs. Someone who makes $50,000 annually might get pension benefits of $20,000 a year when they retire. One of the major...
Logging is often cited as the most dangerous job in America, and for good reason. It only takes a quick online search of logging accidents to see that the people who harvest trees for wood products,...
Working Americans got some good news about inflation for the first time in months. According to the CPI, inflation fell by 0.1% in December compared to the previous month. It was the largest drop in...
Not too long ago, U.S. tech companies were on a hiring spree. Silicon Valley could not hire enough workers, and investors loved the tech sector, with the Nasdaq Composite gaining over 21% in 2021....
Women in the workforce earned about 84% of what men earned in 2020, according to a Pew Research analysis of full- and part-time workers. While the gender pay gap has remained steady for the last few...
Businesses have been hit with a continuous stream of challenges since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While life has mostly returned to some semblance of normalcy, many U.S. businesses are...
Certain jobs evolve with time — sometimes the nature of the job changes, and sometimes the necessary knowledge does. The demands from workers therefore can shift as well, in some cases quite...
Approximately 12 million new jobs will be created between 2020 and 2030, a growth rate of nearly 8%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment growth will be led by new jobs in...
Amid surging inflation, the vast majority of Americans have less buying power now than they did a year ago. Though private sector wages increased by 5.2% over the past year, those gains have been...
Incomes are on the rise for American workers. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, wages and salaries in the private sector rose by 5.2% annually in the third quarter....
The U.S. unemployment rate declined to 3.5% in September, a pre-pandemic level initially reached in July before notching up to 3.7% in August. Compared to September 2021, the jobless rate is 1.2...
With decades-high inflation eroding incomes, Washington state’s Department of Labor and Industries recently announced plans to hike the minimum wage. The state – home to some of the most...
Americans have been quitting their jobs in record numbers in recent months – a trend that shows few signs of slowing. According to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly...
The U.S. job market has faced a historic labor shortage in recent months. With unemployment rates hovering near historic lows in much of the country, employers are struggling to fill critical...
President Joe Biden announced on Aug. 24 that the U.S. would forgive up to $10,000 of student loan debt for non-Pell Grant recipients earning less than $125,000 a year. The White House said the move...