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You can take this job and love it. Why? If you leave, it may be hard to find a new one.

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 7, 2018
Unemployment is lower than at any time in nearly half a century. Lots of jobs have been added this quarter. But today’s job report indicates that now more people are being laid off and filing for unemployment. As the labor…
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Bringing college degrees back to the reservation

by Molly Wood and Sean McHenry Nov 19, 2018
There's no "white-collar economy" to support graduates, writer Sterling HolyWhiteMountain says.
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As two more states hike their minimum wage, what are the chances of a federal increase?

by Marielle Segarra Nov 8, 2018
Arkansas and Missouri voted to raise their minimum wages on Tuesday. Is the federal government next?
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Who will grow our food?

by Andy Uhler Nov 6, 2018
As prices fall and costs squeeze farmers, the young opt against lives of hard work and low wages.
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Even the Bureau of Labor Statistics is confused about your employment situation

by Ali Oshinskie Oct 11, 2018
The gig economy is shrinking. Wait, what exactly is the gig economy?
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Recent immigration policy moves vex U.S. workers from abroad

by , and Oct 5, 2018
The lives of many educated, skilled people have essentially been put on hold by a pile of changes to immigration policies.
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Government labor board proposes rolling back a rule that made union organizing easier

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 14, 2018
Business organizations support the change, but labor activists say it would make low-wage contract workers more vulnerable.

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Labor shortages and high cost of materials depress homebuilding, industry says

by Renata Sago Jul 18, 2018
Builders are looking into long-term solutions.
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U.S. added 213,000 jobs in June, unemployment rose to 4 percent

by Associated Press Jul 6, 2018
The low jobless rate has yet to force employers to offer higher wages in order to fill job openings.
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Should we be getting paid for providing data?

by Molly Wood May 8, 2018
The data we generate daily could be seen as labor. "I do think people are starting to wake up to this," one researcher says.
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