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The worst-paying jobs in America

20 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 22 percent of Americans hold one of the lowest paying jobs that the agency categorizes... 1. Fast Food Cooks."

Benefits Of Productivity Gains Flow To Rentiers

By Steven Hansen: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states "Productivity is a measure of economic efficiency which shows how effectively economic inputs are converted into output." To economists, productivity is the measure of the efficient use of capital. Show More Summary

Time to Focus on Underemployment, Not Unemployment

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Financial journalists and social media-savvy economists will write “table setters” about the monthly jobs release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is due out next Friday morning. By next Thursday night, things will heat up on Twitter, as the same crowd begins offering their over-under predictions for the number of jobs the U.S.

The Employment Puzzle: Should Dodd and Frank Be Blamed?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 0.3 percent of those who lost their jobs in 2010 were let go because of "government regulations/intervention." By comparison, 25 percent were laid off because of a drop in business demand. It has now been five years since the official end of the Great Recession. Show More Summary

It's Hard To Get Good Help: Trucking Industry Edition

Yes folks, apparently we apparently don't have enough people trained as truck drivers. Slate gives us yet another example of the skills shortage in the U.S. economy. Apparently there are not enough truck drivers. The Bureau of LaborShow More Summary

California Crushed by Texas Job Creation

The America Enterprise Institute seldom has much positive to say about the impact of California’s leftist public policies on business and job growth in the less-than-Golden State. But AEI’s blog pointed to Monday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report to show that conservative Texas continues to crush liberal California in job growth. Show More Summary

David Flynn: North Dakota Continues Stellar Labor Market Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data on employment and unemployment from the Current Employment Statistics survey. North Dakota was number one in the country with a 4.4% increase in total nonfarm employment from year ago levels. That is 12 consecutive months where the year-over-year percent change was at or above 3%, and something...

Why More Robot Workers Isn't A Bad Thing For Jobs

Robot usage in the global manufacturing industry has been climbing steadily since 2009, the MIT Technology Review reports. Sourcing World Robotics, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the OECD, MIT found that robotic worker purchases increase every year. Show More Summary

Consumer Inflation Eased Slightly in July, but with Prices Up 2 Percent in the Past 12 Months

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that consumer prices increased 0.1 percent in July, its slowest pace in 6 months.Read the Rest...

Indiana Added the Most New Manufacturing Jobs in July and also Year-to-Date

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Indiana created the most net new manufacturing jobs in July, adding 5,500 workersRead the Rest...

Map: The states where bartending is most and least common

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

America's most bartended state is … Montana, followed by Nevada, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics database.

Despite Higher Food Producer Prices in July, Overall Inflationary Pressures Eased Slightly

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services increased 0.1 percent in July,Read the Rest...

Here Come Producer Prices... (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, IWM)

The July report on producer prices is expected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the bottom of the hour. Expectations are for prices to rise 0.1%, less than the 0.4% increase in June. Excluding food and energy, producer prices are...Show More Summary

UTSA research sheds light on factors affecting veteran hiring

In the coming years, increased troop withdrawals from the Middle East may result in greater numbers of combat veterans searching for jobs in the private sector. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, military veterans have numerous problems gaining and maintaining jobs in the U.S., and their unemployment rates are consistently higher than nonveterans. read more

"Stagnant Economy Forcing More Americans To Take Jobs As Infrastructure"

The Onion: Citing recent employment gains in the telecommunications, transportation, energy, and solid waste management sectors, a report released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the sluggish economy is leading an increasing number of Americans to take jobs as infrastructure. “As job openings in traditional industries continue...

JOLTS Report Shows More Labor Market Strength

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report was released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This once obscure labor market panel has become increasingly important as the Yellen Fed looks to evaluate the...Show More Summary

11 Things You Can Do To Increase Employee Productivity

Increase your employee productivity immediately! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend 8.8 hours a day in the... The post 11 Things You Can Do To Increase Employee Productivity appeared first on Lifehack.

Manufacturing Job Postings Increased in June to Highest Level in Two Years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturing job openings increased for the fourth straight month in June, rising toRead the Rest...

BLS: Jobs Openings increased to 4.7 million in June, Highest since 2001

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 4.7 million job openings on the last business day of June, little changed from 4.6 million in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary

Here Comes JOLTS... (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is set to release its latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, or JOLTS report, at the top of the hour. Expectations are for the report to show 4.6 million job openings as of the end of June, down...Show More Summary

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