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Fewer employers, less work spell trouble for job market

Dec 4, 2020
It's employees of small businesses who are most at risk, according to one payroll processor.
A pedestrian wearing her facemask and holding a cup of coffee walks past a closed sign hanging on the door of a small business in Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 2020.
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Fury over COVID-19 changes to university admittance in England

Aug 18, 2020
At first, a new COVID-19 system caused hundreds of thousands of entrance exam grades to be deflated.
Students hold signs as they take part in a protest march from Codsall Community High School to the office of Gavin Williamson, Britain's current education secretary, to demonstrate against the downgrading of university entrance exam results.
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Summer has arrived. Lots of summer jobs have not.

Jun 23, 2020
The pandemic has made it harder for younger workers to find seasonal jobs
Summer jobs, like those of camp counselors, will most likely be harder to come by this year.
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Economists expected more job losses. The economy added 2.5 million instead.

Jun 5, 2020
Chalk it up to parts of the economy reopening.
A Las Vegas restaurant tells potential patrons that it has reopened for dine-in business. Restaurants generated a healthy portion of May's job gains.
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What college seniors are losing in their last semester because of COVID-19

May 13, 2020
College seniors are faced with ending the biggest chapter of their lives so far and looking for a job during a global pandemic and record unemployment.
College seniors are graduating during an unprecedented time for the U.S. economy and job market.
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How many furloughed workers will return to their jobs? Many are optimistic

May 11, 2020
The longer you're laid off, the more likely it is to become permament.
A temporarily closed restaurant in Chicago. Eateries and tourism may lag some other industries in reopening.
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What does it take to establish yourself in a "winner-take-all" economy?

Jun 18, 2019
The New York Times' Neil Irwin has spent some time trying to figure out exactly that.
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Tiananmen 30 years on: What are China's youth worried about?

Jun 4, 2019
China's college students are not just concerned with job prospects but also how to have a more balanced life.
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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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In a strong job market, some fed up workers are "ghosting" their employers

Dec 14, 2018
So many workers are disappearing without even a text message that they've caught the Fed's attention.
Commuters wait for trains at the Metro North Station in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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