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Supporting Women in the Tech Space

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, the US will be home to 1.4 million jobs in the computer science sector. Women outnumber men in college graduation rates but in 2014, women made up just a quarter of the tech industry. Show More Summary

Here's each state's unemployment rate right now

The jobs market has been slowly but steadily improving nationwide, but individual states can look very different from each other. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their estimates of the June unemployment rate in each state on Tuesday. Show More Summary

The Inbound Marketing Economy

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Posted by KelseyLibert When it comes to job availability and security, the future looks bright for inbound marketers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment for marketing managers will grow by 13% between 2012 and 2022. Show More Summary

More adventures of Oregon BOLI commissioner Avakian

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, recently in the news for ordering Melissa and Aaron Klein to pay $135,000 for not wanting to make cake for a commitment ceremony, in 2013 ordered the owner of the Twilight Room Annex, a gay-friendly...Show More Summary

Since the financial crisis, almost all Americans have seen their wages fall

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a study of employment compensation since the financial crisis and Great Recession. One of the things they measured was how wages changed over that time period. This chart shows the average...Show More Summary

Here's how the price of food has changed since 1992

We recently took a look at the large scale aggregate components the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses to estimate inflation. Here, we focus on food. The BLS calculates its headline Consumer Price Index by finding price changes for a basket of hundreds of individual goods. Show More Summary

Robots: The Next Industrial Revolution

When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its Aug. 11 preliminary report on second-quarter labor productivity, let’s hope for improvement over the first quarter, when productivity declined at a 3.1 percent annual rate. This came on top of a 2.1 percent decline in the fourth quarter of 2014. Year to [...]

Producer Prices Were Higher in June, Extending the Gains Seen in May

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services rose 0.4 percent in June,Read the Rest...

Christian bakers raise $355,000, will appeal Oregon discrimination fine

Aaron and Melissa Klein received overwhelming support from the American people against the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry.

Chart of the Day: The Recession Still Isn't Over For Most Of Us

Jared Bernstein points us today to this chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It shows how much worker compensation has changed since 2007. The red line is the one to look at: it displays total compensation, including benefits like health insurance, paid leave, and so forth. Show More Summary

Oregon to Christian Bakers: Pay $135,000 By Monday or Face a Potential Lien on Your Home

Yesterday I wrote a piece about how Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) acted as investigator, prosecutor, judge, and jury as it pursued Aaron and Melissa Klein for refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding (though they...Show More Summary

Learn how to build connections throughout networking activities

Everyone has heard about the power of connections and how important they are to your career. The more connections you have the more likely you are to land a great job. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking, yet the majority of people tend to spend their […]

JOLTS: Manufacturing Job Openings at their Highest Levels in Nearly 8 Years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturing job openings neared an 8-year high in May. The Job Openings andRead the Rest...

BLS: Jobs Openings increased to 5.4 million in May, Highest on Record

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.4 million on the last business day of May, the highest since the series began in December 2000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

Jobs Report: Flat Wages, Shrinking Workforce

The June Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report shows continued growth — 223,000 new jobs added with the official unemployment rate declining to 5.3%. Jobs growth remains steady — rising for 57 straight months, now setting a new record each month – but slow, lagging previous recoveries.   The decline in the unemployment rate was largely due […]

Franklin Graham Slams 'Outrageous' Attack on 'Freedom of Speech' Following Ruling Fining Oregon Christian Bakers $135K for Refusing to Make Gay Wedding Cake

The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out against what he calls an "outright attack" on freedom of speech after Oregon's Bureau of Labor & Industries Commissioner Brad Avakin upheld an earlier ruling that forces Christian bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 for refusing to participate in a lesbian wedding.

Bakery Ordered to Pay $135,000 for Refusing to Make Lesbian Couple’s Wedding Cake

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A bakery in Portland, Oregon, has been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to bake their wedding cake more than two years ago. The Bureau of Labor and Industries determined that the owners of Sweet Cakes...Show More Summary

223,000 New Jobs in June, Jobless Rate Edges down to 5.3%

The economy added 223,000 jobs in June and the unemployment dipped to 5.3% from May's 5.5%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). April and May job creation numbers were revised down by 60,000.

Today's Jobs Report: Cloudy With a Chance of Labor Market Slack

Here is the reason to be somewhat happy with today's jobs report: In June, U.S. employers added 223,000 workers to their payrolls, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since the begining of 2013, the U.S. country has added, according to my trusty Excel spreadsheet, exactly 223,000 jobs per month on average. Show More Summary

Manufacturing Employment Increased by 4,000 in June

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturers added 4,000 net new workers in June. This was slightly lower thanRead the Rest...

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