6 Reasons Curtis Ellis Is a Terrible Pick for Trade Post News has emerged that Curtis Ellis is being considered by President Donald Trump as one of the finalists to run the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). Show More Summary
Submitted by Michael Lucci via IllinoisPolicy.org, New Bureau of Labor Statistics data show Illinois’ black residents have an unemployment rate of 12.7 percent, more than double the state’s overall rate. Illinois had the nation’s highest...Show More Summary
The favorable economic news is that our unemployment rate in April dropped 0.1% to 4.1%, somewhat better than the national average of 4.4%. Regional monthly unemployment and employment data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is first sent...Read more
From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were lower in April in 10 states, higher in 1 state, and stable in 39 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary
Working from home used to be a privilege reserved for only the lucky few. But these days, a growing number of workers are conducting business without having to leave the house. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, 24% of employees performed some or all of their work from home, up from...
Working from home, or telecommuting, is growing in favor among employees and employers for several reasons, prominent among them quality of life, productivity increases, and money saved. In July 2016 the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nearly one-in-four employees in 2015 performed some or all of their work at home....
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that consumer prices edged slightly higher in April, up 0.2 percent, after declining somewhat in March. The higher figure stemmed largely from an increase...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) at 8:30 a.m. ET. CPI is a gauge of inflation, but the Federal Reserve prefers to use the personal consumption expenditures price index, which tracks what...Show More Summary
Productivity and employee satisfaction are still some of the biggest issues for most big, medium and small businesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that employee productivity is still experiencing a steady decline, while according to recent research conducted by Gallup, 51% of all U.S. workers are looking to leave their current jobs.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services increased 0.5 percent in April, bouncing back strongly after declining by 0.1 percent in March....
Matthew Knepper (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) has just posted on SSRN his article (forthcoming J. Labor Econ.) When the Shadow Is the Substance: Judge Gender and the Outcomes of Workplace Sex Discrimination Cases. Here's the abstract of this important...
We hear endless stories in the media about how the robots are taking all the jobs. There was a new rush of such stories after the release of a study by Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo, which found that robots were responsible for a substantial share of the job loss in manufacturing in the last decade. Show More Summary
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that there were 394,000 job openings in the manufacturing sector in March, up from 364,000 in February. This matched the reading from July 2016,...
From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.7 million on the last business day of March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were also little changed at 5.3 million and 5.1 million, respectively.... Show More Summary
The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.5% as of March 2017, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But in many states the jobs that are currently available and growing are not necessarily the ones that have traditionally been available. Show More Summary
Entrepreneurship is a fixture of the 21st century iteration of the American Dream. Today, about 10% of the US labor force works for themselves, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Still, it's no easy task to get a business off the ground. Show More Summary
Another good news and bad news jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The post Hey Bartender! U.S. Job Gains Rebound as Unemployment Falls to 2007 Levels (Hourly Earnings Slow To Levels Seen At End Of Great Recession) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Ted Goodman Economics, The 211,000 jobs figure beat Wall Street expectations of 190,000. The U.S. economy added 211,000 new jobs in April, according to the jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. The labor force...Show More Summary
Hiring in the United States was considerably higher in April than it was March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report announced Friday. In April, the BLS reported, the seasonally adjusted net gain in new jobs was 211,000, with 194,000 of those hires in the private sector, 17,000 in the public sector. Show More Summary
From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities, and mining.... Show More Summary