For some workers, big pay raises. Others, not so much.

Aug 3, 2018
Bank tellers, truck drivers and bartenders are among those in high demand.
Commuters make their way through Grand Central Terminal during evening rush hour in New York City.
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For some workers, the economy looks good enough to take a chance on a new job

Jul 11, 2018
More Americans are quitting their jobs nowadays, according to the latest numbers out from the Labor Department. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) shows that in May, the “quits rate” hit its highest level in 17 years.  That…
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Fears of a trade war rekindled

Jun 1, 2018
We ended the week with a strong jobs report. But what about wage growth?
Work gloves are viewed on the factory floor at Quadrant, a high-end plastic processor, in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 2011.
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Job seekers use computers to fill out applications during a job fair at California's Great America theme park on February 6, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.
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Here is the truth about wages that you won’t hear from Trump

Are wages really growing under President Donald Trump?
President Donald Trump holds a glass of water before he delivers the State of the Union address.
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Weekly Wrap: What the numbers are really telling us

Apr 7, 2017
Sudeep Reddy of Politico and Linette Lopez of Business Insider join us to discuss the week’s business and economic news. This week, they talk about what numbers we should really be focusing on to judge the economy, and the latest happenings at…
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a news conference. The better-than-expected jobs numbers give the Fed another reason to raise interest rates.
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US adds a robust 235,000 jobs; unemployment dips to 4.7 percent

Mar 10, 2017
It is all but certain that the Fed will raise short-term interest rates at its next meeting.
A job seeker shakes hands with a recruiter during a job fair in San Francisco, California.
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Weekly Wrap: The jobs report "Goldilocks Number"

Sep 2, 2016
Linette Lopez and John Carney join Kai Ryssdal for the Weekly Wrap.

With more jobs, workers are finally getting a raise

Aug 5, 2016
Employers are having to pay more to attract and keep the workers they need.
The factory floor at Quadrant, a high end plastic processor in Reading, Pennsylvania.
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