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Why Online Etiquette In Remote Workplaces Matters

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of U.S. home-based employment increased from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015. Many remote workers come from the management, business, financial, writing and education fields. 68% of U.S. Show More Summary

20-somethings might not be as obsessed with takeout and food delivery as you thought

Americans spend a ton of money on food. Between groceries, dining out, and ordering delivery, food accounts for 12.5% —just over $7,000 in the average budget — of annual expenditures, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dining...Show More Summary

August CPI up 0.4 percent during the month and 1.9 percent year-on-year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.9 percent.READ MORE www.metrointel.com

BLS: Unemployment Rates Unchanged in 41 states in August, Tennessee at New Series Low

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were higher in August in 8 states, lower in 1 state, and stable in 41 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

Consumer Prices Picked Up at Fastest Monthly Rate since January, Remain Modest Overall

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that consumer prices rose by 0.4 percent in August, the fastest monthly rate since January. The uptick stemmed largely from higher energy costs, which... The post Consumer Prices Picked Up at Fastest Monthly Rate since January, Remain Modest Overall appeared first on Shopfloor.

Producer Prices Rose by 0.2% in August

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services rose by 0.2 percent in August, bouncing back from a decline of 0.1 percent in... The post Producer Prices Rose by 0.2% in August appeared first on Shopfloor.

Total Manufacturing Hires in July was Highest since the Great Recession

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said total manufacturing hires in July was the highest since December 2007, the first official month of the Great Recession. The sector hired 341,000 workers... The post Total Manufacturing Hires in July was Highest since the Great Recession appeared first on Shopfloor.

BLS: Job Openings Increased Slightly in July

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 6.2 million on the last business day of July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were also little changed at 5.5 million and 5.3 million, respectively. Show More Summary

A woman's place: Female chefs make strides in their male-dominated field, Part II

“A woman’s place is in the kitchen.” Considering how long that notion has been around, you’d think the restaurant industry’s playing field would be more level. Yet, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 survey, just 21.4 percent of chefs and head cooks are female. A 2016 gender pay gap...

'Learn how to code' — the editor-in-chief of one of the biggest newspapers in the US shares her best advice on going into journalism

The journalism job market looks downright gloomy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of reporter, correspondent, and broadcast news analyst jobs will decline by 9% between 2014 and 2024. So how can young people make...Show More Summary

New construction strengthens in August BLS jobs report

The July housing market has been deeply impacted by low inventory, which landed a one-two punch on existing-home and pending home sales. But the August 2017 Employment Situation Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) signaled there may be some help on the way...

The Latest: Cordray promotes consumer protection agency

The Latest on the head of national consumer protection bureau addressing annual Labor Day crowd (all times local): 1:20 p.m. An Obama administration holdover under heat in Washington has promoted … Click to Continue »

Playing With Numbers to Make Wage Growth Look Better

The average hourly wage has risen by 2.5 percent in the last year. We have that on pretty good data from Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's okay in a context of inflation around 1.7 percent (it translates into 0.8 percent real wage growth), but hardly great. Show More Summary

Job Growth Slows in August

Dean Baker: Job Growth Slows in August: Weakness in wage growth and drop in prime-age EPOPs shows slack in labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 156,000 jobs in August, somewhat less than most economists...

Hurricane Harvey is going to make it harder to gauge the US jobs market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics stressed Friday that Hurricane Harvey had "no discern able effect" on the August jobs report. It had conducted the survey for the report during the week of the 12th, before the storm made landfall in Texas.  But...Show More Summary

The Way Forward for Labor Is Through the States

AP Photo/Nick Ut Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members protest for higher wages in downtown Los Angeles.  E ach January, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases its annual data on union membership rates, labor braces itself to see how steeply the chart dips. Show More Summary

Manufacturers Added 36,000 Workers in August, its Fastest Monthly Gain in 5 Years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturers added 36,000 net new workers in August, its fastest monthly gain in five years and increasing for the third consecutive month. In... The post Manufacturers Added 36,000 Workers in August, its Fastest Monthly Gain in 5 Years appeared first on Shopfloor.

August Employment Report: 156,000 Jobs, 4.4% Unemployment Rate

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care, and mining.... Show More Summary

Here's your full preview of the jobs report on a big day for America's economy

Friday is packed with economic news on US employment, consumer sentiment, car sales, and manufacturing. Headlining these will be the monthly jobs report, due from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at 8:30 a.m. ET. To recap July, the economy added 209,000 jobs, many more than expected, thanks to strong hiring in the leisure and hospitality industry. Show More Summary

As the Data Show, Higher Corporate Profits Mean Higher Investment (not)

Fans of economic policy are used to the old "night is day," "down is up," approach to economic policy. After all, much of the media are worried about robots taking all the jobs even as the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show...Show More Summary

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