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Where's the wage growth?

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 10, 2020
In December, wage gains slowed from earlier in 2019, with average hourly earnings up 2.9% year over year.
Women protest for higher wages for fast food workers on March 18, 2014, in New York City.
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Will job growth hold up in 2020?

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 9, 2020
The December jobs report from the Labor Department will cap off a year of decent job growth coupled with declining unemployment.
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"We recognize it when we make a mistake, and we adjust" — Minneapolis Fed president

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Dec 19, 2019
The central bank made a policy U-turn in 2019, cutting interest rates. Neel Kashkari says that's a good thing.
Neel Kashkari testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in 2008.
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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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