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Women are 31% More Likely than Men to Get a College Degree by Age 29

That’s a huge gap: Women are 31 percent more likely to have earned a college degree by the time they turn 29 years of age than men, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The study evaluated the educational attainment and employment experiences of 9,000 young men and women who were born between […]

Bakers Who Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple Just Won't Admit Defeat

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The owners of an Oregon bakery have filed a formal appeal against a state decision which found that they discriminated against a lesbian couple when they refused to provide a wedding cake. In 2015, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries...Show More Summary

Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers File Appeal with Help From George H.W. Bush’s Former Lawyer: VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein have launched an appeal of the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) ruling that they must pay $135,000 in damages after refusing to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding. The Kleins, owners of Sweet Cake… Read The post Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers File Appeal with Help From George H.W. Show More Summary

As Law School Applications Fall, the Whitest Profession Gets More Diverse

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the legal profession is the one of the least (if not the least) racially diverse professions in the nation -- 88 percent of lawyers are white. By contrast, 72 percent of surgeons and physicians are white. But it looks like these numbers might......

Here's how many people in each state make the Federal minimum wage or less

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks how many people earned the Federal minimum wage or less in each state in a given year, releasing those results in an annual report on minimum wage earners. The BLS' report for 2015 was publishedShow More Summary

These Are The Industries With The Most Jobs

Tech rises to the top, but not in the cities you'd expect. And some jobs may take a long time to fill. Unemployment is at a historic low, and the number of job openings is up to 5.4 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics's most recent count. Read Full Story

Manufacturers Continue to Lead on Employee Benefits

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 83 percent of manufacturing employees have access to a retirement plan compared to 63 percent of workers among other private-sector industries. Even...

Labor force participation increases in most states

The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment report for March was released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the data show a continuation of what has been a steady improvement in the economies of most states.

Here's every US state's unemployment rate in March

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released their monthly estimates for the March unemployment rates of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Bureau noted in their press release that unemployment was down in 21 states, up in 15, and unchanged in the other 14 states and the District of Columbia. Show More Summary

Inflation rises less than expected in March

The consumer price index (CPI) rose less than expected in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gauge of inflation and prices paid by consumers rose 0.1%. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, core CPI also climbed...Show More Summary

Producer Prices for Final Goods and Services Decreased by 0.1% in March

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final goods and services decreased by 0.1 percent in March, falling for the second straight month. The March decrease, however,...

Top Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 17.1 percent of people with disabilities were employed in 2014. But the outlook isn't entirely grim.

Map shows the most disproportionately popular jobs in each state. New Jersey, you're weird.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Business Insider mined some data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and made a map showing which jobs each state has more than the rest of the country. Some make a lot of sense based on the state, and others are not so obvious. Most people have endured a tough or draining job at some point in their lives. Show More Summary

Grads of LifeVoice: A Novel Approach To Supply A Burgeoning Job Market

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in IT-related jobs is expected to grow at a rate of 12% over the next eight years, far higher than the average for other occupational fields. This will add just under half a million jobs to the market by 2024, mainly [...]

I Have An Alibi

From Bloomberg.com: In a rare twist, the first Friday of the month wasn’t the most exciting day for the Bureau of Labor Statistics this time around. On Monday afternoon, a man was seen creeping along a second-floor ledge of a BLS building in Washington, D.C. When federal officers arrived, the suspect was inside, having gained […]

Employee Productivity Declining: Who Is To Blame?

Point the finger at whomever you choose—a generation, a cultural divide, or even a current mindset. It’s true. A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows worker productivity is falling. And, many leaders are confused about what to do about it. A recent conversation we had with a [...]

Good Jobs For Working People

In the six years since the end of the recession, our economy created 12 million jobs and unemployment dropped below 5%. Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics survey continues to show hundreds of thousands of new jobs added to the economy. Show More Summary

Lawyer Employment Growth Slowed in 2015, Incomes Flat

Matt Leichter, Wage-and-Salary Lawyer Employment Slows in 2015, Incomes Flat: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) usually completes its updates of its many measures of occupational employment for the previous year by April. Data for 2015 are now available, allowing a comprehensive summary of lawyer employment for the year. For...

Twitter Chat: Why is the U.S. Volunteer Rate Dropping?

Earlier this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued their annual report on volunteering in the United States. The report is packed with essential statistics and information on volunteerism. And it shows us that volunteer rates have been steadily declining in … Continue reading ?

BLS: Jobs Openings "little changed" in February

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.4 million on the last business day of February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires increased to 5.4 million while separations were little changed at 5.1 million. Show More Summary

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