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Job creation has downshifted from last year

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 6, 2019
Labor Department data shows average monthly job creation has slowed significantly since 2018.
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For those out of work, low unemployment numbers don't add up

by Andy Uhler Sep 5, 2019
The U.S. unemployment rate remains historically low. But that does not mean everyone who wants a job has a job.
Sitting at a cafe in North Central Austin, 59-year-old quality control manager, Lisa Donahoe, keeps a color coded spreadsheet to track all the jobs she's applied for over the last three and a half months.
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The millions in China who can't afford to retire

by Jennifer Pak Jun 19, 2019
A new pension system doesn't provide as much security.
An elderly man picking trash along Shanghai's streets for $12 a day.
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Workplace Culture

USDA to relocate hundreds of jobs as fewer Americans move for work

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jun 14, 2019
Mobility has been on the decline for decades.
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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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Meet the workers powering India’s labor market

by Victoria Craig May 14, 2019
Here are some of the millions of informal workers who hold the key to India's jobs market.
An Indian vendor roasts peanuts at a roadside stall in Amritsar in 2018.
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In logistics, employers scramble for workers

by Mitchell Hartman May 7, 2019
Bureau of Labor Statistics data show nearly 90,000 job openings in warehousing, transportation and utilities in March.
Boxes travel on conveyor belts at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, in 2017.
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What does "tight labor market" mean? Opportunity!

by Tracey Samuelson May 3, 2019
Workers' bargaining power is greater.

Here's why teen unemployment is as high as it is

by Scott Tong May 3, 2019
The unemployment rate for teenagers in March was 12.8% compared to the national figure of 3.8%.
The unemployment rate for teenagers in March was 12.8% compared to the national figure of 3.8%.
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Why it's the "nonfarm" payrolls report

by Mitchell Hartman May 1, 2019
The Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report doesn't count jobs down on the farm. We explain why.
Farmworkers pull weeds in a spinach field near El Centro, California, in January.
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