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Articles About labor department
December 03, 2015
Wage Against the Machine: How Autoworkers May Make Us Money
Auto manufacturing workers are asking for better pay, and there is talk that wage inflation may be felt in other sectors before too long as a result.
September 11, 2015
Here’s How $3 Billion Is Stolen From American Workers Each Year
A recent Economic Policy Institute report has found that wage theft is an "epidemic" in the U.S., costing American workers $3 billion annually.
July 31, 2014
Yellen Has Labor Market Blues, But Full Employment Is as Close as 2016
When more people are employed, consumers have more cash at their disposal, meaning more money is being spent and businesses hire more employees.
June 05, 2014
3 Charts to Prepare for Friday’s Jobs Report
Ahead of Friday’s Labor Department jobs report, three sources of data can provide further insight on how the labor market’s recovery progressed last month.
May 01, 2014
Young Folks These Days: Unemployed ‘Through No Fault of Their Own’
Before you pull out the 'When I was your age' stories for new graduates, take a look at statistics from a new study.
March 21, 2014
New Disability Regulations Are Stressing Federal Contractors
New U.S. regulations requiring a minimum of 7 percent disabled workers will go into effect next week.
March 11, 2014
JOLTS Data Flashes Warning Sign: Hiring Is Still a Problem
The Labor Department’s JOLTS report confirmed that employment trends appear to be improving. U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in January.
November 08, 2013
Friday’s Midday Movers: 3 Stories Driving Markets
The major U.S. markets were gaining on Friday. Here are three stories making it happen.
September 12, 2013
Thursday’s Midday Movers: 3 Stories Driving Markets
The major U.S. stocks were falling Thursday. Here are three stories making it happen.
August 08, 2013
Wal-Mart Is in the Doghouse for Worker Safety Conditions
Wal-Mart has agreed to a settlement with the Labor Department after more than 2,800 of its stores were found to have violated worker safety standards.
August 05, 2013
Does Growth in Services Point to a Stronger U.S. Economy?
The news that U.S. hiring slowed in July was greeted with a groan, but indicators suggest the economy in both the U.S. and China may be strengthening.
June 01, 2013
These Numbers Say the Job Market Is Way Behind
A recent report from a Gallup Poll reflects a weak U.S. job market and a good indicator of why the Fed shouldn't begin its tapering effort just yet.
May 18, 2013
Is the Cupcake Industry Crumbling?
New reports show that the cupcake industry is on the decline, with stock prices hitting new lows and U.S. consumer prices falling 0.4 percent in April.
May 16, 2013
Are These Numbers a Warning For the Labor Market?
Jobless claims jumped up once again for the week ended May 11...
May 03, 2013
Unemployment’s Down, But Is It Enough?
The United States economy had created 165,000 jobs in April...
May 01, 2013
Is This Data Evidence of a Labor Market Slowdown?
While job growth picked up from the previous month, the labor market still remains mired in a slowdown...
April 25, 2013
Is The U.S. Economy Finally Creating Jobs?
Initial jobless claims -- which can be used as a proxy measurement of layoffs -- decreased by 16,000...
April 18, 2013
Thursday Afternoon Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories That Moved Markets
U.S. stocks declined on Thursday afternoon. Here are three stories that helped shape the markets...
April 18, 2013
Thursday’s Mid-Day Movers: 3 Stories Driving Markets
U.S. stocks declined on Thursday afternoon. Here are three stories raining on everybody's parade...
April 18, 2013
Jobless Claims Rise: Should We Be Worried?
Jobless claims increased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 352,000, the Labor Department said Thursday...
January 10, 2013
Is This Report Bad News for the Labor Market?
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week...
January 04, 2013
White House: We Need to Increase the Debt Ceiling, and Fast!
The White House has gone on record saying it is vital that Congress raise the U.S. borrowing authority to avoid economic uncertainty, the likes of which has dampened recovery efforts over the past two years as politicians debated over spending cuts and tax hikes...
December 13, 2012
Is This Labor Department Report a Sign of Recovery?
As the Labor Department reported Thursday morning, first time claims for unemployment insurance payments reached their lowest level in nine weeks...
September 30, 2012
These Top Economic Indicators Are Not So Good
The Commerce Department released uninspiring revised second-quarter GDP numbers...
March 22, 2012
Home Builders Stumble on New Data
Shadow inventory and rising rates are not a winning formula for housing...
March 09, 2012
U.S. Workforce Grows as Employers Add 227K Jobs
The U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February, but the national unemployment rate was unchanged as more people entered the work force...
March 08, 2012
Jobless Claims Bounce Off 4-Year Lows
Though initial jobless claims rose last week, the increase was not significant enough to change perceptions that the labor market continues to improve...
March 06, 2012
Stocks Plummet as Europe Adds to Recession Fears
Here's everything you need to know about today's trading action...
March 01, 2012
Initial Jobless Claims Beat Expectations
New claims for unemployment benefits continued to decline last week, holding close to four-year lows...
February 24, 2012
Consumers Optimistic About Jobs Recovery
Consumer sentiment improved in February as Americans became more confident in the resilience of the U.S. economy and a record number reported hearing about more job opportunities...