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Oct 18, 2019

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Wage gains flatten in September

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 4, 2019
Average hourly earnings were unchanged in September, and the annual growth rate fell 0.3% from the previous month.
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The Chinese manufacturers behind U.S. shoe brands

by Jennifer Pak Oct 3, 2019
Shoe manufacturing shifted from Europe and the U.S., to Japan and Brazil, then to South Korea and Taiwan. Now, much of it takes place in mainland China.
Workers at Changjian Shoe factory in Dongguan city.
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Veterans

How veterans are faring in the tight labor market

by Kimberly Adams Sep 5, 2019
One out of every 10 businesses in the U.S. is owned by veterans, and most of those are small businesses. But, like the rest of American workers, low unemployment is changing how they are entering the workforce.
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Workplace Culture

Advocates of “instant hiring” urge companies to take back their time

by Jana Kasperkevic Aug 6, 2019
In a tight labor market, timing might be everything.
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Who still earns the minimum wage in a tight labor market?

by Erika Beras Jul 2, 2019
Some states and several cities and counties are raising their minimum wages this week
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What does it take to establish yourself in a "winner-take-all" economy?

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jun 18, 2019
The New York Times' Neil Irwin has spent some time trying to figure out exactly that.
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How trade policy changes are affecting one company in Columbus, Georgia

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Jun 17, 2019
And how its customers are thinking about supply chains.
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India: where a million new jobs a month isn't enough

by Anu Anand May 13, 2019
India isn't generating enough jobs to lift living standards.
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What does "tight labor market" mean? Opportunity!

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

Here's what's driving increasing college enrollment

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 29, 2019
New data from the Labor Department show more high school graduates enrolled in college last year than in 2017. Nearly 69 percent of 2018 high school graduates went to college, compared to 67 percent the year before. College enrollment has…
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