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Trade war threatens 1.5 million American jobs, study says

by Scott Tong Nov 14, 2019
The trade war debate often focuses on exports. But the Port of Los Angeles has found more jobs are threatened by tariffs on imports.
Container trucks arrive at the Port of Long Beach on August 23, 2019 in Long Beach, California. - President Donald Trump hit back at China on August 23, 2019, in their mounting trade war, raising existing and planned tariffs in retaliation for Beijing's announcement earlier in the day of new duties on American goods.
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Quits rate shows workers ready to jump ship

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 9, 2019
Voluntary quitting is at an 18-year high.
A "now hiring" sign is posted on a table during a career fair for veterans in San Francisco, California.
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U.S. adds 136,000 jobs; unemployment hits 50-year low of 3.5%

by Associated Press Oct 4, 2019
The U.S.-China trade war has slowed hiring, and average hourly wages have slipped.
Job seekers wait in line to speak with Amazon recruiters and other company volunteers about job opportunities at Amazon during a career fair held at Vertiport Chicago on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The event was one of several Amazon career fairs held across the country today as the company attempts to fill more than 30,000 full and part-time positions.
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Manufacturers aren't the only ones worrying about trade and global growth

by Sabri Ben-Achour Oct 3, 2019
Growth in the service sector is slowing, too, according to new numbers from the Institute for Supply Management.
Shipping containers from China and other nations are unloaded at the Port of Long Beach in California in February.
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A bright spot on jobs: prime-age workers

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 6, 2019
According to the Labor Department, the employment-to-population ratio for 25- to 54-year-olds hasn't been this high since 2008.
A Walmart cashier rings up purchases as customers look on.
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U.S. added a modest 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war

by Associated Press Sep 6, 2019
The temporary hiring of 25,000 census workers is part of the jobs number. Without that hiring, the U.S. added 96,000 jobs in August.
A job seeker (L) fills out paperwork as he is interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, California.
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The most and least "valuable" college majors

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 26, 2019
Bankrate.com ranks a range of STEM majors as most valuable based primarily on median salary and the unemployment rate of graduates.
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U.S. adds solid 224,000 jobs; Fed rate cut may be less certain

by Associated Press Jul 5, 2019
June’s solid job growth followed a tepid gain of 72,000 jobs in May, a result that had fueled concerns about the economy.
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Slowdown in employment is broad-based

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 7, 2019
But it's too soon to say the 10-year economic expansion has run its course.
Economists say some of the pullback in employment last month may be due to uncertainty about U.S. trade policy. Above, workers process cattle near the U.S.-Mexico border in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
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Automation's gender divide

by David Brancaccio Jun 5, 2019
While both men and women have essentially the same odds of automation taking their jobs, women could face a tougher transition to new jobs.
A pharmacy technician prepares prescriptions for packaging and shipping after being filled on an automated line at the central pharmacy of Intermountain Heathcare in 2018 in Midvale, Utah.
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