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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

President Obama aims to overhaul overtime pay.

Show Me MORE Money! President Obama Aims to Expand Overtime Pay

President Obama signed an executive order this week that’s aimed at broadening the expansion of overtime pay for millions of U.S. workers, who at the moment are not getting paid for their extra hours of work.

Most hourly workers today are expected to get paid time-and-a-half if they work beyond 40 hours a week. The same does not apply to salaried workers, however — with the exception of those who earn less than $455 a week. Continue reading >>

By in 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 >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

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

self-employment

More People Have Multiple Jobs, But Fewer Are Self-Employed

Many U.S. workers were forced to put their dream of working for themselves on hold thanks to the recession, which weakened the market for self-employment.

Between 2001 and 2006 self-employment experienced rapid growth: A whopping 1.8 million new self-employed jobs were added during this period.

However, the number of self-employed jobs around the country has dropped by 936,000 since the start of the recession and hasn’t recovered since, according to a new report by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Insights & Trends

State of the Union

5 Highlights for Employers from the 2014 State of the Union

You may have anticipated that President Obama would discuss hot topics such as jobs, wages and the skills gap — issues that are top of mind for employers — during last night’s State of the Union address. And if you saw last night’s speech, you would have seen that he didn’t disappoint. If you missed last night’s speech or if you’re just looking for a quick recap of the topics that matter to you, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Government

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 >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

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

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New Report: The Fastest-Growing Occupations and Metro Areas in the U.S.

Much like the man Katy Perry once sang about, the labor market can be a temperamental beast: It’s hot, then it’s cold…it’s up, then it’s down. And then it just stops texting you back altogether. For example, in the next five years (2013 to 2017), the U.S. workforce is projected to grow 4.4 percent, which is faster than the 2009-2013 period (3.5 percent), but not as fast as the pre-recession period of 2003-2007 (5.8 percent). Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Insights & Trends, Survey Results, Trends

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