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6 Reasons Curtis Ellis Is a Terrible Pick for Trade Post

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

A Troubling Statistic: Illinois Has The Nation's Highest Black Unemployment Rate

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

NJ employment and unemployment not so rosy

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

BLS: Unemployment Rates Lower in 10 states in April, Three States at New Series Lows

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

3 Ways to Be More Productive When Working From Home

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...

Jimmy Rodefer: Telecommuting growing in popularity as workplaces change

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....

Consumer Prices Edged Slightly Higher in April, up 0.2%

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...

Here comes the Consumer Price Index ...

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

How You Can Eliminate Three Toxic Segments That Complicate Your Company’s Workday

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.

Year-Over-Year Growth in Producer Prices Rose to the Fastest Pace since February 2012

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....

Judicial Bias in Sex Discrimination Cases: Empirical Analysis

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...

Where's the Productivity Growth? The Bureau of Labor Statistics Can't Find the Robots!

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

Job Openings in Manufacturing Increased Robustly in March

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,...

BLS: Job Openings "little changed" in March

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 fastest-growing job in each state

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

The 16 best big cities for starting a business in 2017

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

Hey Bartender! U.S. Job Gains Rebound as Unemployment Falls to 2007 Levels (Hourly Earnings Slow To Levels Seen At End Of Great Recession)

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!

U.S. Economy Added 211K Jobs in April

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

Government reports 211,000 new jobs in April. Headline unemployment rate falls to 4.4%

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

April Employment Report: 211,000 Jobs, 4.4% Unemployment Rate

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

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