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Episode 139: When student athletes play hard, who gets paid?

Nov 12, 2019

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What is a contraction exactly?

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by Mitchell Hartman Oct 9, 2019
Voluntary quitting is at an 18-year high.
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Job creation has downshifted from last year

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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

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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.
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Meet the workers powering India’s labor market

by Victoria Craig May 14, 2019
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In logistics, employers scramble for workers

by Mitchell Hartman May 7, 2019
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