labor market

Despite Americans rallying for more unions, membership rates continue to decline

Despite Americans rallying for more unions, membership rates continue to decline

The headlines of a labor union resurgence, particularly, among white-collar workers, has yet to show up in the data.
Private Payrolls Soar: 202,000 Jobs Added In December

Private Payrolls Soar: 202,000 Jobs Added In December

The U.S. private sector added 202,000 positions in December, according to an estimate from ADP and Moody's Analytics.
Working Class Secures Largest Wage Hikes Thanks to Tight Labor Market

Working Class Secures Largest Wage Hikes Thanks to Tight Labor Market

The bottom 25 percent of American wage earners secured the largest wage hikes year-to-year compared to all others for November, newly released data reveals, thanks to President Trump's tightening of
America Created 266,000 Jobs in November

America Created 266,000 Jobs in November

The imaginary recession of 2019 is over.
Jobless Claims Dive 10,000 to 203,000

Jobless Claims Dive 10,000 to 203,000

Jobless claims fall back down toward record lows.
Jobless Claims Plunge by 15,000 to 213,000

Jobless Claims Plunge by 15,000 to 213,000

The U.S. labor market displays surprising strength going into the holiday season.
Jobless Claims Hold Steady

Jobless Claims Hold Steady

The labor market continues to show signs of strength, supporting consumer spending and ongoing economic growth.
The surprisingly effective retention power of lateral career moves

The surprisingly effective retention power of lateral career moves

An analysis of 32 million LinkedIn profiles shows what makes employees stay.
Behind the General Motors Autoworkers Strike: Economic Power Begins to Tilt Toward Labor

Behind the General Motors Autoworkers Strike: Economic Power Begins to Tilt Toward Labor

The strike by workers at General Motors plants across the country is the clearest demonstration of a shift in the U.S. economy that began nearly two years ago.
What’s one of the fastest-growing jobs in India? (Hint: Ola has something to do with it)

What’s one of the fastest-growing jobs in India? (Hint: Ola has something to do with it)

The share of Indians working as drivers has almost doubled in the past decade.
New US Census data shows smallest ever pay gap between working men and women

New US Census data shows smallest ever pay gap between working men and women

For the first time, American women who work full time make 82% as much as their male counterparts.
What happens to tech workers when their skills become obsolete?

What happens to tech workers when their skills become obsolete?

Workers who specialized in Adobe Flash point the way to a more resilient future.
Ready to destroy a longstanding argument against raising the minimum wage?

Ready to destroy a longstanding argument against raising the minimum wage?

Economists had long missed an important feature of the US labor market.
A strong US jobs report puts the markets, the Fed, and the data at odds

A strong US jobs report puts the markets, the Fed, and the data at odds

The US economy added 224,000 jobs in June, way above market expectations. Why are traders so sure that rates will be cut?
Which jobs make the most money?

Which jobs make the most money?

Imagine your goal in life was simply to make as much as much money as possible. What should you do?
How to Handle an Employee Raise Request in a Tight Labor Market

How to Handle an Employee Raise Request in a Tight Labor Market

Over the past few years, almost every developed economy has seen unemployment rates tumble to near-historic lows, and that’s creating…
US unemployment is at its lowest since 1969, and there’s still room for improvement

US unemployment is at its lowest since 1969, and there’s still room for improvement

The share of people working or actively looking for work has barely budged in the past seven years.
By one measure, the US job market is the strongest it’s been since 1969

By one measure, the US job market is the strongest it’s been since 1969

We haven't seen this few people filing for unemployment since around the Age of Aquarius.
The UK’s national minimum wage is 20 years old, and employment has never been higher

The UK’s national minimum wage is 20 years old, and employment has never been higher

"The overwhelming weight of evidence tells us that the minimum wage has achieved its aims of raising pay."
The FBI is doubling its ad budget because it can’t attract enough new agents

The FBI is doubling its ad budget because it can’t attract enough new agents

The FBI needs about 16,000 applications to net 900 new agents. And it is falling way short.