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By Associated Press
U.S. employers added 678,000 jobs in February, another solid gain that underscored the economy's robust health as the omicron wave fades and more Americans venture out to spend at restaurants, shops and hotels despite surging inflation.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
Wages and salaries jumped in the three months ending in September by the most on records that date back 20 years as companies are forced to offer higher pay to fill a near-record number of available jobs.
Total salaries and benefits such as health insurance rose 2.7% in 2019, according to the government’s employment cost index, down from 2.9% in the previous year.
American workers need to work fewer—not more—hours to increase productivity at work and at home.
By Denise Cummins
By Andrea M. Kelly, Jason Lindo, Analisa Packham, Econofact
A new rule from the Trump administration could decrease funding to providers of long-acting reversible contraceptives, which contribute to improved economic outcomes.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
Teachers from West Virginia to California have gone on strike this year to protest a variety of issues, including low pay and large classroom sizes.
By Gretchen Frazee
The U.S. economy added 20,000 jobs in February -- a number far below expectations. Unemployment dropped to 3.8 percent.
By John O'Connor, Associated Press
Fulfilling one of the new Democratic governor's top campaign promises, Illinois is on track to be the first state in the Midwest to push its base wage to $15.
Average hourly wages rose 3.1 percent, the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent, and the economy added 250,000 jobs in October.
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