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Oct 11, 2019

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The cost of youth unemployment

by Adrian Ma Apr 4, 2019
There are about 4.5 million young adults in their late teens and early 20s who are neither in school nor working.
Ricco Williams of Euclid, Ohio, never finished high school, but recently enrolled in a free tutoring program to prepare for the GED exam.
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February job cuts hit three-year high, report says

by Scott Tong Mar 7, 2019
In February, U.S.-based employers announced the highest number of monthly job cuts in more than three and a half years. Online shopping made a dent in terms of retail jobs.
In February, U.S.-based employers announced the highest number of monthly job cuts in more than three and a half years. Online shopping made a dent in terms of retail jobs.
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Tight job market hits small business confidence

by Justin Ho Feb 13, 2019
Small business owners, who have struggled to find the workers they need, are frustrated.
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Job hunters say they are getting back into the workforce for income stability

by Renata Sago Jan 4, 2019
The latest jobs numbers suggest that more people are looking for work, with the labor force participation rate ticking up a bit in December. So who’s looking for work, and what’s driving them back into the job market? To find…
A 'now hiring' sign hangs on the door of a Staples store in Lower Manhattan, January 4, 2019 in New York City.
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Job growth surges, unemployment ticks up. Why?

by Andy Uhler Jan 4, 2019
Employers added 312,000 jobs in December, according to the Labor Department. That’s far more jobs than expected. And yet, the unemployment rate rose from 3.7 to 3.9 percent. More jobs, higher unemployment. How’s that work? It has something to do…
Employment seekers attend the JobExpo employment fair in New York City.
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Holiday shopping forecasts are good, but not as good as 2017

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 17, 2018
November retail sales were strong for electronics, furniture, personal and health care items, and ecommerce, boding well for the season.
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In a strong job market, some fed up workers are "ghosting" their employers

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Dec 14, 2018
So many workers are disappearing without even a text message that they've caught the Fed's attention.
Commuters wait for trains at the Metro North Station in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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Recent layoffs could be a sign of lessons from the Great Recession

by Andy Uhler Dec 4, 2018
Major company layoffs are not tied to economic worries necessarily.

Fed has to walk fine line on inflation as wages rise

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 2, 2018
U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade. In the final major economic report before Tuesday’s congressional elections, the government said U.S. employers added 250,000 jobs in October. The…

U.S. adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009

by Associated Press Nov 2, 2018
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate stayed at a five-decade low of 3.7 percent.
A now hiring sign is displayed in the window of a Brooklyn business on October 5, 2018 in New York, United States. 
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