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Another 2.2 million sought aid under a new program for self-employed, contractor and gig workers.
In December, wage gains slowed from earlier in 2019, with average hourly earnings up 2.9% year over year.
The U.S.-China trade war has slowed hiring, and average hourly wages have slipped.
Analysts say that under the new acting secretary, Patrick Pizella, deregulation is likely to quicken.
The big question: Is the trade war affecting hiring?
But it's too soon to say the 10-year economic expansion has run its course.
Two numbers in the Labor Department’s jobs report Friday seem to indicate the job market might be slowing down a bit, or at least hitting the pause button. First, what it calls the U-6 unemployment rate: It measures total unemployment, including discouraged and underemployed workers. It rose 0.2 percent to 7.6 percent. Second, within that U-6 […]
Bank tellers, truck drivers and bartenders are among those in high demand.
The U.S. economy created 157,000 jobs in July. The unemployment rate dipped to 3.9 percent. The last time was saw unemployment that low? The year 2000. What does all of this mean for wages? And for businesses looking to hire more workers?