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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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Meet the workers powering India’s labor market

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

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!

May 3, 2019
Workers' bargaining power is greater.

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

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

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

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

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?

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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