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Apr 01 2022
The U.S. economy added another 431,000 jobs in March while the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
The number of jobs added was below the 490,000 new jobs predicted by economists, and well below February's jobs gains. Meanwhile, the 3.6% unemployment rate is the lowest since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020. The labor forceCNN Business Axios The Daily Caller
Jan 07 2022
U.S. hiring slowed in December to 199,000 new jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday.
The number of jobs added was roughly half of what economists expected, and represents the fewest jobs added in any month of 2021 and the lowest total since the economy cut over 300,000 jobs in December 2020. Meanwhile, the jobless rate declined from 4.2% to 3.9%. The U.S. added a record number ofFox Business Associated Press CNN Business
Jan 19 2015
Putting solar power on rooftops is pretty labor-intensive. You need people to design and manufacture the panels. Then people to market the panels to homes and businesses. Then people to come and install them.Vox
Jan 04 2022
A record 4.5 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in November — 370,000 more than the previous month — according to a Labor Department report released Tuesday.
The report, based on the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), noted that other kinds of job separations, such as layoffs, remained relatively unchanged. Job openings decreased by 529,000 to 10.6 million — capping offNew York Times (News) Forbes Washington Examiner
Nov 12 2021
Roughly 4.43 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in September, marking an all-time high, according to data from the Department of Labor.
The number of quits in September eclipsed August’s 4.27 million, which was the previous record. The 4.43 million people who quit in September represented roughly 3% of the U.S. workforce, also an all-time record. The nation had 10.4 million open jobsCNBC Fox Business CNN Business
Nov 05 2021
The Labor Department announced on Friday that 531,000 new jobs were added to payrolls in October, outpacing Dow Jones' prediction of 450,000 jobs. The unemployment rate also trickled down to 4.6% — marking an all-time pandemic-era low. President Joe Biden praised the job report, calling the nation's economic recovery "faster, stronger and fairer and wider than almost anyone could haveCNN Business Wall Street Journal (News) Washington Times
Apr 23 2014
Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times ran a story about 50 and 60-year-old adults being forced to move back in with their parents in order to survive Obamas economy.Townhall
Apr 02 2021
U.S. employers added 916,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate dropped to 6%, according to the Labor Department. This was the largest job growth in seven months.
The job growth occurred across most industries, as more vaccinations and fewer business restrictions appeared to advance market recovery.New York Times (News) Wall Street Journal (News) Washington Examiner
Sep 14 2022
Half of U.S. workers responding to a recent Gallup survey now consider themselves “quiet quitters” — employees who do the minimum necessary to keep their jobs.
The percentage of disengaged workers has risen steadily since 2019, according to Gallup.
Experts attribute the spike to large numbers of managers quitting during the pandemic, a struggling job market and the unhappiness ofWashington Times