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The nest is full

Oct 11, 2019
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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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African Americans' wages nearly stagnant over decade

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 18, 2019
After adjusting for inflation, black workers' median weekly earnings have risen at a fraction of the pace of wages for white, Hispanic and Asian workers.
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March jobs report: Reversion to the norm

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 5, 2019
The report, while an improvement on February, is no cause for elation.
Job hiring paperwork is seen on a desk during a job fair put on by Miami-Dade County and other sponsors on April 05, 2019 in Miami, Florida. The job fair was being held as the Labor Department released its monthly hiring and unemployment figures for March which showed that 196,000 jobs were added last month, a rebound from the February report. 
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Was February's lackluster job growth a blip or a trend?

by Ben Bradford Apr 4, 2019
With the March jobs figure coming out Friday, what will economists be looking for?
Job seekers arrive at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for The Opportunity Hiring Fair in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2017.
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Changes touted to make H-1B visa applications easier

by Andy Uhler Mar 22, 2019
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service this week announced some changes to the visa program for highly-skilled foreigners who fill U.S. jobs in technology, science, engineering and other fields. These changes are supposed to make the process of applying for…
Triple the number of applicants applied for the H1-B visa program last year. Chances of getting your application picked were only about one in three.
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Job creation stalls in February as unemployment falls and wages rise

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 8, 2019
Strikingly low job growth weighs strongly on the side of the Fed not raising rates in the coming months.
Strikingly low job growth weighs strongly on the side of the Fed not raising rates in the coming months.
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February job cuts hit three-year high, report says

by Scott Tong Mar 7, 2019
In February, U.S.-based employers announced the highest number of monthly job cuts in more than three and a half years. Online shopping made a dent in terms of retail jobs.
In February, U.S.-based employers announced the highest number of monthly job cuts in more than three and a half years. Online shopping made a dent in terms of retail jobs.
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The Beige Book, illustrated: worker shortages, immigration woes and tariff chaos

by Jana Kasperkevic and Rose Conlon Mar 6, 2019
The collection of anecdotes lets us in on interesting economic realities.
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Tight job market hits small business confidence

by Justin Ho Feb 13, 2019
Small business owners, who have struggled to find the workers they need, are frustrated.
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