More than 300,000 jobs were created in December, doubling what was expected and signaling that the U.S. economy remains stable despite the recent market volatility and political tensions. In addition, wage growth was the highest it’s been in a decade.
By Gretchen Frazee, Maea Lenei Buhre
The final jobs report of 2018 released Friday, boasting 312,000 jobs added in December, puts the U.S. economy on track for another relatively strong showing in 2019, with economists predicting a slowdown coming toward the end of the year.
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
It was an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government.
By Leah Nagy, Kira Wakeam
In late November, General Motors announced it will be shutting down production at five of its North American factories. The move will mean the loss of thousands of jobs, both factory and white collar. How are employees at affected plants…
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
The Labor Department said Monday that the number of job openings increased 1.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted 7.1 million.
By Jeffrey Brown
Only 1 in 20 college degrees awarded today are in the humanities or liberal arts, as a perception persists that these fields don't provide marketable skills for students entering the workforce. But is this theory true? For our Future of…
As automation spreads through the American economy, experts say its impacts will be uneven. Key factors in determining that effect include geography and race, but likely even more important is education. With the rapid pace of technological evolution, will job…
By Jennifer Peltz, Matthew Barakat, Associated Press
Both Long Island City and Crystal City are stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers, but there are also plenty of differences.
By Gretchen Frazee
President Donald Trump’s characterization of immigrants, as people who are a drain public resources, is not backed by the data.
Forty years ago, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act made it illegal for employers to deny a woman a job, a promotion or higher pay because she is pregnant. But a new investigation found cases when workplace conditions put pregnant women at…
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