The new data marked the smallest two-month gain in employment in over a year, could fuel fears that the China-led global economic slowdown is sapping America’s strength.
In the past, a recovering economy usually meant rising labor participation as more people gained confidence and got off the sidelines and into the job market. But not this time.
Some truly historic things have unfolded this summer, and been only glanced at by a media transfixed on conflict and personality.
The low headline number was well below analyst expectations for 223,000 net new jobs, and down from July’s strong 245,000 figure.
Conservative policies give workers weaker families, dimmer futures, and corporate governance. So why do they punish themselves by voting conservative?
Jeb Bush said Americans need more full-time, not part-time work in order to grow the U.S. economy, comments some called out of touch. Also, he said nothing about wages.
Central to our national self-understanding is the idea that hard work pays off. Americans have always tolerated rather high levels of inequality, as long as most people had a chance to rise.
Republicans are famous for only holding Democrats to standards — not themselves. Here are five reasons that if Republicans really wanted richer, safer, and more “life”-centered America, they’d vote Democratic.
Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.
Jobs in the trades top the list of the hardest-to-fill positions in the United States, followed by drivers and teachers, according to Manpower’s survey of employers conducted during 2015’s first quarter.
The safety net has become a sieve, Caroline Fredrickson writes, in her new book ‘Under The Bus,’ about how workers’ rights continue to elude working women.
Liberal Arts schools begin to incorporate ‘health care management’ programs for students who seek ‘recession-proof’ jobs.
The debate over immigrant visas centers, for some, on their education and ability to contribute to the technology industry.
In the dirty business of dairy farming, finding employees has led some farmers to hire undocumented workers.
Small businesses simply don’t have time to continue to pursue job applicants who express interest but don’t follow through. Said one admin: “I’m not going to chase these kids down!”
Sharon Ly, a systems engineer at Twitter, offers advice to women on how to break into tech. as well as how the industry could do more for female employees.