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Unions Keep Losing Members — Can They Reinvent Themselves?

By George Leef, Forbes The latest figures on union membership from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the long decline has continued to the point where the percentage of Americans in unions is lower now than at any point in the last century.

Manufacturing Compensation Increased 2.4 Percent in 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said that employer costs rose 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter, extending the 0.6Read the Rest...

12 Simple Ways to Save Money Around the House

The average American spends about $17,000 per year -- or 33 percent of income -- on housing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's doesn't just include rent or mortgage payments; it also covers the many little costs, from repairs to supplies to decorating. But there are plenty of tricks you can adopt to cut those costs dramatically. Show More Summary

Tennessee Added the Most Manufacturing Jobs in December; Indiana for 2014 as a Whole

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that Indiana created 25,500 net new jobs in 2014, the most of any state.Read the Rest...

National Labor Policy Increasingly Grants Big Labor Priviledges as Union Membership Declines

A recent press release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the percentage of American workers in labor unions dropped again. In 2014, only 11.1 percent of all workers belonged to a union, a slight decline from 2013.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Meet the director of the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. A tale of two movements: reproductive justice and reproductive rights. New books ask us: how should a woman behave? A new documentary on campus gender-based violence debuts today. WTF Friday from Wronging Rights. Michelle Williams lets Mike Huckabee know he is really, really wrong about Beyonce.

15 programming languages you need to know in 2015

If you're a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you're a hotshot coder, you can make up to $300 an hour or more. Those at the high end of the pay scale have mastered the languages that are most in demand. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Best Jobs of 2015

While you likely have your own definition of what makes a job good, there are universal factors that contribute to the overall ranking of jobs across many fields. US News, with the help of the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor...Show More Summary

BLS: CPI decreased 0.4% in December, Core CPI Unchanged

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.4 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items indexShow More Summary

Get Ready For The Worst Inflation Number In 6 Years (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

The crash in oil prices might be good for consumers, but it's terrible for inflation data. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics is set to release the consumer price index on Friday morning at 8:30 ET. The index is  a measure of consumer...Show More Summary

Producer Prices for Final Demand Goods Declined in December for the Sixth Straight Month

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services decreased 0.3 percent in December.Read the Rest...

Seto: The November Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Data: Good News for Law Grads (and Law Schools)

TaxProf Blog op-ed: November 2014 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Data, by Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.): According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' JOLTS (“Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey”) report issued Jan. 13, job openings rose to their highest level in nearly 14 years at the end of...

Manufacturing Job Openings Increased Sharply in November

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturing job openings increased sharply, up from 287,000 in October to 318,000 inRead the Rest...

The federal workforce is shrinking, but more slowly

The federal workforce shrank in size for the third consecutive year in 2014, but the overall loss of jobs was less than in 2013, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Federal agencies, excluding the U.S. Postal Service, shed about 19,000 jobs in 2014, or less than one-third of the decrease in 2013. About 2.12 non-postal employees […]

BLS: Jobs Openings at 5.0 million in November, Up 21% Year-over-year

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 5.0 million job openings on the last business day of November, little changed from 4.8 million in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary

More Debate Over 2016 New Lawyer Job Projections

Matt Leichter, 10 Ways to Falsify Law Graduate Employment Doomsayers: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles professor Theodore Seto’s response to my American Lawyer article on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ proposed change to how it measures the replacement rate for lawyers... raises an interesting question worthy of further consideration....

As Unemployment Rate Falls to New Low, How Much Slack Remains in the Labor Market?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in December, a new low for the recovery. For the first time in years, the unemployment rate has fallen to the range of 5.25-5.75 percent that the Fed considers consistent with its mandate to maintain full employment. Show More Summary

Milk prices continue to rise up, here's how to hedge, now 35% off

A gallon of fortified whole milk cost $3.8 in November 2014, a 20% increase since Jan 2010, per Bureau of Labor Statistics. Grandma Country Milk 100% Real Milk, Now 35% off...(Members save extra) MSRP: $165.00, SAVE: $66.00 (BUY: $99.00)...Show More Summary

Unemployment is down, but labor force participation is way down

This week's news about job creation and a sinking unemployment rate is seriously undercut by another figure released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: the labor force participation rate. Though only 5.6 percent of Americans who are looking for work can't find it, about 37 percent of adults have dropped out of the labor force entirely. Show More Summary

We’re adding jobs like it’s 1999, but American workers just can’t get a raise

Photo by Flickr user Jer Kunz. The last year has been one of strong, and sometimes confounding, economic news. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the unemployment picture released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday morning. December’s report ends 2014 with a bang. Show More Summary

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