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Employment picture darkens for journalists at digital outlets

Earlier this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a chart showing the total number of employees working in the newspaper industry is now lower than those working in the “internet publishing and broadcasting” sector. Given the...Show More Summary

August state jobs numbers affirm breadth of labor market improvement over the past year

The August State and Regional Employment report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed that most states ended the summer with continued modest job growth and mostly stable rates of unemployment.

15 Honest Reasons Women Say They Don't Want To Get Married

Marriage isn’t for everyone, especially these days. In 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 124.6 million Americans 16 years and older were single ? or 50.2 percent of the population ? compared with 37.4 percent of theShow More Summary

The 30 highest-paying jobs you can get with an associate degree

Don't have the time or money to get a bachelor's degree? It turns out that plenty of two-year associate degrees have a high return on investment. According to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 30 highest-paying...Show More Summary

Here's every state's August unemployment rate

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its monthly report on unemployment rates for the 50 states and DC in August. According to the report, six states had statistically significantly higher unemployment rates in August than...Show More Summary

"The China Shock" Implicates Domestic Policies, Not Trade

A National Bureau of Economic Research working paper by David Autor, David Dorn and Gordon Hanson, titled “The China Shock: Learning from Labor Market Adjustment to Large Changes in Trade,” has created Piketty-like buzz in U.S. trade...Show More Summary

5 Creative Ways Your Business Can Increase Productivity

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American worker spends 8.8 hours per day at their workplace. To put this in perspective, those same people sleep an average of 7.7 hours per night. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that employee productivity may dip from time to time. Whether you...

US Government Forecloses Renewable Energy Opportunities In Southern California

The United States Bureau of Land Management has published a plan which renewable energy and labor groups have claimed will “effectively foreclose” the development of renewable energy resources on millions of acres of federally managed land in Southern California. Show More Summary

The dollar is climbing

The dollar is up. The US dollar index is higher by 0.6% to 95.88 as of 9:51 a.m. ET. Earlier, the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the consumer price index increased by 0.2% in August, more than expected. The...Show More Summary

Inflation in America is all about 2 things

Housing and medical costs remain the two biggest drivers of inflation. The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.2% in August, more than expected, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. Economists had forecast that the measure of price changes rose 0.1%. Show More Summary

CPI increased 0.2% in August, Core CPI up 2.3% YoY

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 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...Show More Summary

BLS: 167 Of Largest Counties Had YoY Weekly Wage Decreases, Yet Real Median Household Income Rose By Most Since 1984

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 167 of the largest counties in the US had “over-the-year” weekly wage decreases. From Q1 2015 to Q1 2016. Yet, according to the US Census Bureau, real median household income by the biggest...Show More Summary

5 places where wages are growing

There hasn't been a whole lot of significant wage growth since the Great Recession, to say the least, but, based on new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), things may be looking up. The BLS's latest County and Employment Wage Summary compared the 344 largest counties in the United States. Show More Summary

How to Survive Inside a Plummeting Elevator

Falling to your death in a steel box seems like the sort of risk you would want to avoid, especially when the alternative is merely the inconvenience of walking up a few flights of stairs. Luckily, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission report that elevator accidents are exceedingly rare, […]

College Textbook Prices Continue to Rise

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released updated data on the price of education in the US and if you think it costs more and more for an education then you are not alone. The data covers all levels of education and the cost of ancillary materials such as textbooks. Show More Summary

Manufacturing Job Openings Accelerated in July

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturing job openings accelerated in July for the second straight month. Postings in the sector jumped from 361,000 in June to 379,000 in...

BLS: Job Openings increased in July to Record High

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings increased to 5.9 million on the last business day of July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and separations were little changed...Show More Summary

Here come JOLTS ...

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the results of its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey during July at 10 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that there were 5.63 million job openings, up slightly month-on-month, according toShow More Summary

The FBI Disgraces Itself

Just circling back to the FBI’s Clinton dump, and how incredible it is that the bureau released it on the Friday of Labor Day weekend in a parody of what a political campaign does to bury bad news. Is James Comey taking his marching orders from Robby Mook ?   The FBI Disgraces Itself

The Clinton Revelations That Must Not Disappear

From the first Morning Jolt of the week… The Clinton Revelations That Must Not Disappear as the News Cycle Changes The Federal Bureau of Investigation tried to bury the news on the Friday before Labor Day weekend; a major measuring stick...Show More Summary

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