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Dystopian Fun! U.S. agency maps 'Hunger Games' districts against real states

If you thought the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was boring, just look at how pop culturally relevant they've become with their latest blog post.  Although the latest Hunger Games movie came out months ago, the Bureau took its ownShow More Summary

DOL Jobs Handbook

The Department of Labor is publicizing its Occupational Outlook Handbook on its website. This is a great resource (maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) which includes salary data and growth information for numerous occupations. If you are researching or...

Project Management: What's Hot for 2017

The Project Management profession is evolving. Just this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gave project management its own occupational category, a major sign that Project Managers are more important players than ever. Here, we feature some of the most...

As more Americans work from home, flex space can bring value

Dive Brief: The share of the American workforce doing some or all of their job from home rose from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the National Association of Home Builders. Of that figure, most at-home workers ages 16 and older were found...

Consumer Prices Increased 2.5% Year-Over-Year in January, the Highest since March 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that consumer prices rose 0.6 percent in January, its fastest month pace in more than four years. It was also the sixth straight monthly...

12 Ways to Save on Groceries

U.S. households spent an average of $7,023 — or 12.5% of income — on food in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Like it or not, buying groceries…

Manufacturing Job Openings Ticked Higher in December

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturing job openings ticked higher, up from 314,000 in November to 325,000 in December, a three-month high. Postings in the sector have trended...

There Are Yet More Signs the Labor Market Is Getting Tight

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest figures for total job openings, and nothing much changed since December. But it's still a good excuse to show you a chart of the total number of unemployed per job opening, which is a good indicator of labor market tightness. Show More Summary

BLS: Job Openings "little changed" in December

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

The Next Social Science Firestorm

(Steven Hayward) You might not take much notice—in fact you’d be at risk of falling asleep—if you stumbled across this abstract of a recent working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research by three highly regarded labor economists: Not Working at Work: Loafing, Unemployment and Labor Productivity Michael Burda, Katie R. Show More Summary

Reporting on the jobs numbers, Fox News style

You can guess how Fox News framed a good January jobs report, right? Fox News correspondent Heather Nauert praised the  January jobs report  from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the February 3 edition of  Fox & Friends,  referring...Show More Summary

The Economy Adds 227,000 Jobs in January, and Unemployment Little Changed at 4.8%

The U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in January in the last employment report of the the Barack Obama administration. Unemployment was little changed at 4.8%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Show More Summary

Trump Brags About Job Growth That Happened Under Obama

After repeatedly accusing the government of inflating its monthly jobs reports while on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump on Friday praised the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest numbers, which showed 227,000 new jobs in January,...Show More Summary

Payrolls in U.S. Increase 227,000 While Wage Growth Weakens To Below Level At End Of Great Recession

The January 2017 jobs report is out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The highlights? The post Payrolls in U.S. Increase 227,000 While Wage Growth Weakens To Below Level At End Of Great Recession was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Obama Left Behind a Pretty Strong Economy for Donald Trump to Ruin

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Friday the first jobs report of Donald Trump's presidency. Except it sort of isn't. The government would have gathered its data before the inauguration, so in a sense Friday morning's figures are really the last snapshot of the Obama economy. Show More Summary

BLS Report: Another Touchdown for Manufacturers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that manufacturing ran up the score for the second straight month in January began the new year on an encouraging note. The sector added...

TRUMP ON JOBS REPORT: Job growth is 'going to continue, big league'

President Donald Trump was pretty happy with Friday's jobs report. The release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the US economy added 227,000 jobs in the month of January. Wage growth disappointed, however, and the unemployment...Show More Summary

In last employment report of Obama era, gov't says economy produced 227,000 jobs in January

In the best showing in the past five months, the economy generated 227,000 seasonally adjusted, net new jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly employment situation report released Friday. In the past 12 months, the economy has generated a net gain of 2.34 million jobs. Show More Summary

January Employment Report: 227,000 Jobs, 4.8% Unemployment Rate (Graphs included)

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 227,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in retail trade, construction, and financial activities.... Show More Summary

Job Growth Beats Expectations: U.S. Added 227,000 Jobs In January

Employers in the U.S. added 227,000 non-farm jobs in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The unemployment rate inched up to 4.8%, from 4.7%. Economists were projecting 175,000 jobs added.

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