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Day Job or Freelance: Which Is Right for You?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in three American workers earn their keep through a model of work that is not a traditional 9-to-5 job. Many of these are freelance and contract workers, earning their income from one or more different jobs, and known alternatively as "portfolio...

Tax Tips for Healthcare Professionals

According to the Bureau of Labor Stats last year, 12 of 20 of the fastest growing occupations were in the healthcare industry. If you are one of the many in, or are just thinking about joining, the health industry, then the tips in this...Show More Summary

Could Retirement Eventually Be A Thing Of The Past?

The new face of retirement is looking more and more like the old face of going to work every day. A new Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor employment data found that the number of and percentage of Americans age 65 and older who are still working is higher now than at any time since the turn of the century. Show More Summary

Ukrainians Toil as Forced Laborers in Poland

Operatives of Poland's Central Bureau of Police Investigation have raided two illegal tobacco factories, one of which employed slave laborers from neighboring Ukraine, TVN24 reported.

Properly Measured, Labor’s Share of Income Has Changed Little

A recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report found household incomes still have not recovered from the recession. What has gone wrong? Some liberal analysts believe they know. They point to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that track’s the proportion of income going to labor (instead of capital). Show More Summary

BLS: Unemployment Rates stable in 41 states in May

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were significantly higher in May in 5 states, lower in 4 states and the District of Columbia, and stable in 41 states, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.... Show More Summary

Consumer prices rise less than expected

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.2% in May, slightly less than expected, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Energy costs led the price increases that lifted the overall index, following a rebound in commodity prices including...Show More Summary

Producer prices rise more than expected

The producer price index (PPI) rose 0.4% in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than one-third of the gain in the headline index of prices producers paid was due to a rise in gas prices, which climbed 6.6%. Jet-fuel...Show More Summary

Producer Prices for Final Goods and Services Picked Up in May

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final goods and services rose 0.4 percent, extending the 0.2 percent gain seen in April. At the same time, the...

This Employment Trend Is Not Your Friend

Submitted by Michael Lebowtiz of 720 Global Loan Delinquencies may be Signaling Recession On June 2, 2016 the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stunned economic prognosticators and the financial media when it reported that 38,000 new jobs were created in May. Show More Summary

Loan Delinquencies may be Signaling Recession

On June 2, 2016 the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stunned economic prognosticators and the financial media when it reported that 38,000 new jobs were created in May. The consensus forecast of Wall Street economists was 160,000 new...Show More Summary

5.8 Million Job Openings -- Highest Since Crash

The number of openings rose to 5.8 million in April, from 5.7 million in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number is tied with July's results for the highest number of openings since the recovery began. Hires, meanwhile, fell to 5.1 million, from 5.3 million, over the same period. Show More Summary

May Job Growth Plunges To Lowest Since 2010

Employment Numbers Take a Surprising Fall In the midst of accumulating signs of economic growth, the May jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) arrived like the skunk at the garden party. Analysts predicted that 164,000...Show More Summary

Sixty Percent of Newspaper Jobs Have Disappeared Since 1990

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has confirmed what many of us already knew—newspaper jobs have disappeared at an alarming rate over the last 26 years. According to the BLS, newspaper jobs fell from about 458,000 in 1990 to roughly 183,000 in March 2016, which is a drop of almost 60%. Radio and broadcasting also saw losses—though […]

Manufacturing Job Openings Soared in April to an All-Time High Even as Net Hiring Remained Weak

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturing job openings soared to a new all-time high, up from 337,000 in March to 415,000 in April. That was enough to surpass...

BLS: Jobs Openings increased in April

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.8 million on the last business day of April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires edged down to 5.1 million while separations were little changed at 5.0 million. Show More Summary

There are now more Americans working for online-only outlets than newspapers

There are now more Americans working for online publishers and broadcasters than for newspapers, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment at online outlets first eclipsed newspapers in October 2015. As of March, there were 197,800 Americans working in the “internet publishing and broadcasting” sector versus 183,200 people working for U.S....

This chart shows the generational shift that's taking place in media

Newspapers are dying and the internet is rising. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently highlighted a stark indicator that this generational shift in the nature of media is happening: Since October of last year, there have been more...Show More Summary

Media Try to Bail Out Worst Jobs Report Since 2010

The latest jobs report was a stunner, falling more than 100,000 jobs short of expectations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on June 3, that only 38,000 new jobs were added in May 2016. That was less than one-quarter of the jobs anticipated. The liberal media predictably spun the news, before and after its announcement.

The Economy Adds 38,000 Jobs in May, and Unemployment Dips To 4.7%

The U.S. economy added 38,000 jobs in May and unemployment fell to 4.7%, down from 5.0% in April, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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