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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the March 2014 Jobs Report

If you live in a city like Chicago where the weather is constantly freezing and dreary in flux, your reaction to a sunny 40-degree day is, “Eh…it’s not ideal, but we’ll take it.” That’s the type of reaction economic experts had to the March jobs report released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, following the past few winter months that consistently fell short of expectations. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the February 2014 Jobs Report

Brr… While much of the country continues to trudge through record-breaking (and unwelcome) amounts of snow and ice, the U.S. economy appears to be thawing — at least a little. This is evidenced by some positive news coming out of the February 2014 jobs report released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As you may know, following each month’s jobs report, we read dozens of news reports, scour the Web, and break what we find down to three key talking points you can use. Continue reading >>

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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the January 2014 Jobs Report

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air — but it looks like jobs are getting the cold shoulder. January’s BLS numbers released this morning painted quite a grim picture of yet another consecutive jobs report with weaker-than-expected numbers.

The U.S. economy added 113,000 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate ticked down a hair to 6.6 percent. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the December 2013 Jobs Report

Remember when Jennifer Lawrence fell on her way up the stairs to receive her Oscar Award for Best Actress in front of millions of viewers? That was sort of an epic fail — but in a cute way, because who doesn’t love J-Law (and also, who hasn’t daydreamed about cake)? Unfortunately, we saw another epic fail with the release of today’s jobs report, except there was nothing cute about it. Continue reading >>

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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the November 2013 Jobs Report

If you hear someone today screaming, “Hooray for the unemployment rate!” please don’t punch them in the face. They mean well. They’re probably just talking about the good news coming out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s November 2013 jobs report, which was released this morning. Probably the biggest highlight was that the U.S. unemployment rate has ticked down to the lowest in five years. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy, Insights & Trends

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the October 2013 Jobs Report

Whether it’s Gangnam Style, the Harlem Shake or Marina Shifrin’s catchy “I Quit” video that went viral last month, it’s OK to do a little happy dance today. (Your co-workers will probably thank you if you can refrain from doing so in public.) That’s because there’s surprisingly good news coming out of the October 2013 jobs report released this morning by the U.S. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy, Insights & Trends

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

Three Talking Points from the September 2013 Jobs Report

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. No, unfortunately Friends didn’t announce a reunion, but after a government shutdown-induced delay, we finally got our hands on the BLS’ September jobs report this morning.

As you know, we read dozens of news reports and scour the web following each month’s jobs report and break it down to three key talking points for you. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the August 2013 Jobs Report

“Live from New York! It’s Saturday Night!” Most Americans perk up when they hear the opening of this legendary sketch comedy. If you’re in the HR or recruitment space — or just a curious bystander — your adrenaline may start pumping when you hear this catchphrase on the first Friday of the month: “Live from New York! It’s Jobs Friday!” (Don’t worry, we think that makes you pretty cool.)

So cool, in fact, that we’ll read dozens of news reports and scour the Web following each month’s jobs report and break it down to three key talking points for you. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Insights & Trends

talent statistics

More Women than Men Want to Learn New Skills Outside Their Current Position Scope

According to the BLS’ new databook on women in the labor force, women have made significant progress in the areas of educational achievement and earnings over the last 40 years. Labor force participation is significantly higher among women today than it was in the 1970s, but it seems to have peaked at 60 percent in 1999. By 2011, only 58.1 percent of women were in the labor force, down .5 percentage point from 2010. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy, Retention, Talent Acquisition, Talent Factor

Ryan Gosling Hey Girl

Working, Girl? The Economic Impact of Women in the Workforce

As the number of women in the workforce declines, employers can and should work to reverse the trend.

So here’s the good news: According to the BLS’ new databook on women in the labor force, women have made significant progress in the areas of educational achievement and earnings over the last 40 years. Take, for example, the following findings: Continue reading >>

From 1970 to 2011, the percentage of women with college degrees increased from 11 to 37, while the percentage of women who didn’t graduate high school decreased from 34 to 7.

By in BLS Reports, Economy, Insights & Trends

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