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'Don’t Starve the BLS'

Katharine Abraham, Steven Davis, and John Haltiwanger: Don’t Starve the BLS:...why is Congress eyeing further cuts to the Bureau of Labor Statistics budget?Proposed Senate legislation would cut the BLS by another $13 million in 2016, after its real annual...

How to Get a Job When You're Over 50

For older workers who lose their jobs, the statistics are not very encouraging. Though the unemployment rate for people over 55 is just 3.9%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, lower than the overall rate of 5.1%, when older workers lose their jobs they take much longer to find [...]

Here's the most disproportionately high-paying job in every state

The average judicial law clerk in New York State makes twice as much per year as the average clerk in the US as a whole. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics program provides detailed information on employment and wages for hundreds of detailed occupational categories at the national, state, and metropolitan level. Show More Summary

Antigay Sweet Cakes Bakers Don't 'Feel Like' Paying Fine

The married opposite-sex couple behind Sweet Cakes by Melissa are digging in their heels and defying Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industry, The New Civil Rights Movement reports. The governmental body fined Melissa and Aaron Klein $135,000...Show More Summary

America Doesn’t Work

[caption id="attachment_245723" align="alignleft" width="514"] Keynesianism Kills America Dream[/caption] The Bureau of Labor Statistics has issued a new set of monthly numbers. We get the following according to CNSNews. A record 94,610,000...Show More Summary

142,000 Jobs Added in September, Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged at 5.1%

The U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in September and unemployment was unchanged at 5.1%, remaining at the same rate as the month before, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Manufacturers Lost Workers in September for the Second Straight Month

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturers lost 9,000 workers in September, extending the 18,000 declines seen in August.Read the Rest...

Government reports weak job growth for September. August and July job numbers revised downward

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that 142,000 new jobs were created in September, 118,000 in the private sector and 24,000 in the public sector. Far below the expert consensus that the report would show 215,000 new jobs had been created. Show More Summary

September Employment Report: 142,000 Jobs, 5.1% Unemployment Rate

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care and information, while mining employment fell.... Show More Summary

More and more professionals are working as freelancers

Freelance work is on the rise, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reports more than 15.5 million people in the United States are self-employed and working independent contractors. The Bureau anticipates that by 2020 more than 40 percent of American workers (60 million people) will follow suit. Workers across the country are leaving

My Mint Tips: Minters Share How to Save When Shopping

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with shopping. We love purchasing new things, but sometimes overspend or, even worse, end up with buyer’s remorse. Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average consumer spending in 2014 was $53,495, a 4.7% increase from 2013. While this is great news for an […]

Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers Defy Order To Pay $135K To Lesbian Couple After Losing Lawsuit

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Oregon bakery Sweetcakes by Melissa are refusing to pay a $135,000 fine ordered by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) after a lesbian couple pursued and won a discrimination case against the bakery for denying them services reports Will… The post Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers Defy Order To Pay $135K To Lesbian Couple After Losing Lawsuit appeared first on Towleroad.

"You have to ignore many variables to think women are paid less than men. California is happy to try."

Writes Sarah Ketterer in The Wall Street Journal in "The ‘Wage Gap’ Myth That Won’t Die" (which you can get to without subscribing if you Google some of the text). The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that its analysis of wages...Show More Summary

The September jobs report is really about August (SPY, SPX, QQQ, USD, TLT)

On Friday, we'll find out how many jobs the US economy added in September. But this jobs report is really about August. Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 173,000 jobs. That was below Wall Street's expectation for 217,000. A weak number was somewhat expected. Show More Summary

The richest 10% are getting richer across the country

There's been an increased focus on the gap between the have and the have-nots and how much each group makes. According to a new study, the chasm between the two is getting even wider. J. Chris Cunningham at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics...Show More Summary

How to Turn Your Kid into a Coder

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For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. will create 1.4 million jobs in computer science related fields by 2020. Obama’s 2009 Educate to Innovate initiative hopes to move American students from the middle to the top of the world pack in science and math over the next decade.

Waste Workers Have 5th Most Dangerous Job

There were six fewer fatal occupational injuries in the solid waste injury in 2014 (27 fatalities) compared to 2013 (33 fatalities), Forester Daily News reports. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has released preliminary findings from its 2014 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Data. Refuse and recyclable materials collection is among the nation’s most […]

What to do When Injured at Work

Workplace injury is a fact of life, even when appropriate safety protocols are in place. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately three million workers — about 1 percent of the population of the United States — received some kind of nonfatal injury while at work in 2013. Show More Summary

Foreign robotics companies find success in China

The Chinese market is one of the biggest for industrial robots because of its enormous size. The Chinese manufacturing sector employed nearly 100 million people during 2009, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. In comparison, the US manufacturing sector employed 14.2 million people that year. Show More Summary

SURE GLAD WE WON: Remember during the Clinton administration, the big battle to prevent the census b…

SURE GLAD WE WON: Remember during the Clinton administration, the big battle to prevent the census bureau from just “extrapolating” (aka making stuff up) instead of counting?  Yeah.  That sure worked.  See this: Department of Labor needs to own up to fake unemployment numbers.  And this: Sex, lies and threats at the Census Bureau.  … the country […]

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