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Things To Watch In 2016: Steady Economy Is The New Hot

After a year free from government shutdowns and other self-inflicted wounds, the U.S. economy in 2016 is expected to power forward.

December 23, 2015

Getting Started: New College Grads Entering A Strong Job Market

This spring, students graduating from college will have more to look forward to than the end of exams and term papers. They can also expect a strong job market.

November 24, 2015
Jimmy John's sandwich shop

Is Jimmy John’s Bullying Workers With Non-Compete Agreements?

Jimmy John’s is making its employees sign non-compete agreements, contracts typically required of high-ranking executives, not fast-food workers.

June 10, 2015

Job Market For College Graduates Gains, But Not To Pre-Recession Levels

As the economy continues to grow, surveys show employers will be looking at new degree holders to fill positions. Schools are also reporting an increase in recruiting on campuses this year.

April 27, 2015

U.S. Unemployment Claims Show Tighter Jobs Market

Washington (AFP) — Another fall in U.S. weekly unemployment claims shows a tightening jobs market, analysts said Thursday. The claims for the week to August 2, a sign of the pace of layoffs, fell to 289,000 from the previous week’s 303,000. It was the second reading below the 300,000 level in a month, and the […]

August 7, 2014

Most Common U.S. Jobs Paying Employees Less In 2013 Than In 1999

A new Washington Post report reveals how the value of full-time work in the United States has declined – a trend that has ramifications for Americans and the overall economy. Using employment data from 1999 and 2013, the Post’s Pam Tobey demonstrates how the nation’s 10 most common jobs – 9 of which also constituted […]

May 5, 2014

Yellen: Slack U.S. Labor Market Still Needs Fed Support

Washington (AFP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Monday that the U.S. economy still needs the Fed’s extraordinary support measures, noting that the falling jobless rate masks weaknesses in the jobs market. In a speech in Chicago highlighting slack in the labor market, Yellen said the economy remains “still considerably short” of the Fed’s […]

March 31, 2014

After The Debt Ceiling Fiasco

WASHINGTON — Hours before the negotiations on the debt limit between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner collapsed, political reporters received a missive from Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign that served as a reminder of how irrelevant this kerfuffle might feel next year. The headline read, “Romney for President Launches New Web Video: Obama Isn’t […]

July 25, 2011

“Job-Killing” Healthcare Law Didn’t Kill Job Growth

Matt Yglesias at ThinkProgress flags a St. Louis Fed chart (and adds a marker of his own) showing that the jobs picture actually improved markedly in the months after passage of the Affordable Care Act in March of last year, despite Republican promises that it would bring growth to a halt. This isn’t to say […]

July 21, 2011

Job market still tough out there for non-white non-men

“Minorities make up one-third of the federal workforce and increasingly fill the senior-level ranks of government agencies, even as the numbers of Hispanics and women lag, a new federal report finds. Overall, minorities were better represented in the federal workforce during fiscal 2010 at 33.8 percent, compared to 29.7 percent in the non-federal civilian workforce…”

June 14, 2011