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Meet Neil, 34, bartender

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize Neil's job as a “service occupation,” along with a wide range of other workers. Two in 10 people work jobs in that category.
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Meet Ashley, 34, hair stylist

Feb 18, 2020
Ashley is part of the service industry and like 80% of the U.S. labor force, works full time.
Arlie Sommer

Meet Michael, 31, accountant

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize his job under “management, professional, and related occupations," along with four out of 10 U.S. workers.
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What if the U.S. labor force were 10 people?

Feb 18, 2020
Our re-imagining of the 164 million people who make this economy work.

High stakes in automaker labor negotiations

Jul 15, 2019
The Big Three have a profitable decade behind them. But from changing consumer tastes to the advent of the autonomous car, threats loom on the horizon.
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A science teacher works with students in a high school in Homestead, Florida, in 2017.
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How to fix India's jobless growth

May 13, 2019
India has one of the youngest populations in the world. But the lack of jobs for them is a huge problem.
More than half of India's population are under the age of 25.
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Facing a labor shortage, construction tries to rebrand

Apr 11, 2019
To recruit more young people, employers talk up technology and higher pay.
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Undocumented workers in Wyoming struggle to get workers' comp

Apr 8, 2019
Wyoming is the state with the most dangerous workplaces.
Attorney Steven Dwyer said more undocumented workers are seeking his help with cases related to workers' compensation for on-the-job injuries, including one worker who is $17,000 in debt from medical bills incurred after he fell off a roof.
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UAW increases strike pay at annual convention

Mar 12, 2019
The United Automobile Workers told its members it would increase strike pay from $200 a week to $275 by January.
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