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Janet Yellen Gets the Need for Rising Wages. That's Why Republicans Are Out to Get Her.

First, let's start with the good news, developments that are both important and a long time coming. Thursday's reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed: 1) For all employees, real hourly wage growth (i.e., growth above theShow More Summary

The State of Childcare Reimbursement in the U.S.

The Bureau of Labor reports that there are more than 30 million working mothers and fathers with children in the US. In 2014, 13% of state and local government industries had access to workplace-funded childcare. Only 10% of privateShow More Summary

6 Ways to Motivate and Retain Millennials

By 2030, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that Millennials will comprise approximately 75% of the American workforce. The Millennial generation, born between 1980 and 1995, equal about 80 million Americans and are those inShow More Summary

It’s Raining Jobs!

Get exuberant, people. The United States added 257,000 jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, beating economists' predictions and continuing the momentum of the past several months that has everybody feeling fairly sunny about the economy. Show More Summary

Janet Yellen gets the need for rising wages. That's why Republicans are out to get her.

No one else that President Obama appointed has a greater impact on our economy. First, let's start with the good news, developments that are both important and a long time coming. Thursday's reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics...Show More Summary

Consumer Prices Fell Once Again on Lower Gasoline Costs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that the consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.7 percent in February. This mirrored producerRead the Rest...

5 Ways to Balance Business With Family

Left unchecked, your business could ruin your family life. Here’s how to keep balance. — The Bureau of Labor Statistics, as reported on, found that the average American works just 33.8 hours per week. The average small business owner, on the other hand, reports working at least 50 hours per week. Show More Summary

Employee Development in the Connected Age

Employee Development in the Connected Age February 20, 2015 The labor force is becoming more connected and mobile than ever before. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013, 83.8 percent of U.S. households reported computer ownership, with 78.5 percent of all households having a desktop or laptop computer, and 63.6 percent having a handheld computer.

Science Confirms That Being Unemployed Actually Changes Your Personality

A new study describes one way that unemployment makes you less employable. The unemployment rate has fallen since 2013, but the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are still some 2.8 million Americans who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more. Show More Summary

Why Queens is leading the recovery

After stagnating for most of the recovery, wages are rising again—especially in Queens. A report Thursday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the average weekly wage in Queens... To view the full story, click the title l...

Producer Prices Fell 0.8 Percent in January

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services declined 0.8 percent in January,Read the Rest...

Robust Employment Growth, Just not for the Self-Employed

The January jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provided good news. Non-farm employment increased by 257,000 jobs, exceeding the consensus expectation of economists. And the November-to-January numbers showed the largest three-month rise in employment in seven years. The robust job creation numbers mean that the economy has now replaced the positions lost...

American workers don't go on strike as much as they used to

Even though a huge lockout has gotten national attention while shutting down most shipping on the West Coast, the incidence of major work stoppages has plummeted in recent decades. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its annual figures on the number of employee strikes and employer lockouts for 2014. Show More Summary

The Case for "Jobs Day"

I have long maintained a skepticism of the ridiculous “wonk” hobby of obsessing over “Jobs Day.” The first Friday of every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation in the country. I am still skeptical. Show More Summary

Manufacturing Job Openings Eased Slightly in December, but with Positive Longer-Term Trend

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that the number of manufacturing job openings decreased slightly, down from 325,000 in NovemberRead the Rest...

BLS: Jobs Openings at 5.0 million in December, Up 28% 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 December, little changed from 4.8 million in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary

More non-union teachers than unionized ones for first time in U.S.

By Mike Antonucci, Thanks to the good folks at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and we can examine the union membership status of teachers from 1983 through 2014.

Economy Adds 257,000 Jobs in January

The economy added 257,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate ticked slightly up to 5.7% from December’s 5.6%, according to figures released this morning  by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was unchanged from December at 2.8 million, but the median duration of […]

The End Of The American Dream (In 1 Uncomfortable Chart)

The dream of life in the vassal state formerly known as America is fading fast. As The Bureau of Labor & Statistics (BLS) reported yesterday, there has never been a lower percentage of American men in the workforce. What is even more...Show More Summary

US Job Growth Fastest Since Dot-Com Boom of the 1990s

Strong upward revisions reported yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics pushed US payroll job gains to levels not seen since the boom of the 1990s. According to preliminary data, the economy added 257,000 total payroll jobs in January 2015. Show More Summary

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