The government has virtually no data on this mostly unregulated, $250 billion global industry, says Drew Harwell of The Washington Post.
The employment cost index, a favorite Federal Reserve data point, captures the cost of employing people, including benefits.
Economists at the Dallas Fed reported some evidence of “labor hoarding” in the latest Beige Book.
They do it for the money. But overemployment also symbolizes a change in Americans' attitudes toward work.
They may find it attractive to earn money while others are playing.
As actors continue to picket for a better contract, some Hollywood workers are forced to make tough decisions.
Annie Lang Hartman, owner of Wild Lettie, is planning ahead. And one of her biggest concerns is payroll.
The labor market is still pretty tight, even after the last year and a half of rate hikes loosened things a bit.
The first Labor Day parade took place in 1882. Historian Allyson Brantley says there are notable parallels between that moment and today.
Flexible and remote jobs help. Expiring childcare relief funds don't.