U.S. added a modest 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war

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

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

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

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

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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For the Class of 2019: more job offers, flat pay

May 27, 2019
The tight labor market means new college grads have leverage in the job market. But that's not translating to significantly higher pay.
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Only half of Gen Zers see themselves having a long career with one employer

May 27, 2019
This age group is commonly known as “Gen Z” — born roughly between 1995 and 2005. The oldest are now in their mid-20s.

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The one thing millennials are worried about at work? Job security

May 14, 2019
Young adults prefer one long career over the gig economy, the GenForward survey finds.
People work at the co-working space Cove in 2016 in Washington, D.C.
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Uber and Lyft drivers plan to strike ahead of Uber IPO

May 7, 2019
Uber and Lyft drivers are banding together to launch a strike on Wednesday in several major American cities.
Uber and Lyft drivers are among those who would be reclassified as employees if California's Assembly Bill 5 is signed into law.
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What does "tight labor market" mean? Opportunity!

May 3, 2019
Workers' bargaining power is greater.