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US Economy Adds Over 300,000 Despite Shutdown

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The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs while the unemployment rate rose slightly to 4 percent in the first month of 2019, according to Department of Labor (DOL) data released Friday. January marks the 100th straight month of job growth in the U.S., a record more than twice as long as the previous one of 48 months set in June 1990. ...

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Trump Effect: Private Sector Employment Increased by 213,000 Jobs in January

Private sector employment increased by 213,000 jobs from  December to January according to the January ADP National Employment Report®.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment ...

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Trump Effect: New Jobs Report Astounds Experts, Blows Out Expectations

On Friday, the Labor Department released the jobs report for December – and it’s amazing. The economy added 312,000 new jobs last month much more than the 181,000 Wall Street analysts were expecting. “It’s much higher than expected,” said Julia Pollak, a labor economist at ZipRecruiter. “The overall picture is that there is strong job growth on Main Street and ...

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Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 271,000 Jobs in December

Private sector employment increased by 271,000 jobs from November to December according to the December ADP National Employment Report®.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment ...

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The Most People In Nearly 20 Years Quit Their Jobs For Better Ones In 2018

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Roughly 2.4 percent of the Americans in the workforce quit their jobs in the past year, the fastest rate since 2001, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS’s most recent version of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) found that an average of 3.5 million Americans quit their jobs every month in 2018. The data ...

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New Trend: Blue-Collar Workers are Now Scarcer than White-Collar Workers

Reversing a decades-long trend in the U.S. jobs market, companies are now having a more difficult time finding blue-collar workers than white-collar workers. Conducted by The Conference Board, the new analysis forecasts that growing blue-collar labor shortages will continue in 2019 and beyond. Companies can expect growing shortages in sectors that include transportation, health care support, manufacturing, agriculture, mining, and ...

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November Jobs Report: 155,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Steady At 3.7 Percent

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The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs through the month of November and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent, according to Department of Labor (DOL) data released Friday. Wages hit 3.1 percent growth over a year last month, the first time in nearly a decade that wages have broken the 3 percent benchmark. Wage growth held steady at 3.1 percent ...

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Manufacturing Industry Faces Unprecedented Employment Shortfall

2.4 Million Skilled Jobs Projected to Go Unfilled Skills shortage could risk $454 billion in economic output by 2028 Lack of skilled workers could cost  17 percent of U.S. manufacturing’s GDP contribution As growth in the U.S. economy continues and manufacturers create more and more jobs in a thriving sector, the industry’s pre-existing workforce crisis could get even worse according to ...

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Trump Effect: US Adds 250,000 Jobs In October, Wage Growth Breaks 3 Percent For The First Time In Nearly A Decade

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The U.S. economy added 250,000 jobs through the month of October and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent — a symbol of the historically tight labor market — according to Department of Labor (DOL) data released Friday.

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The 25 Best Cities For Jobs In 2018

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With more than a quarter (28.5 percent) of U.S. job applications in metro areas that would likely require people to move, American workers are showing they are willing to move for the right opportunity. But which cities should people consider this year? Today, Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, announced results of its newest jobs report identifying ...

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Trump Effect: Jobs continued amazing growth in September

Private sector employment increased by 230,000 jobs from August to September according to the September ADP Report.  The impressive jobs numbers come on the heels of a report that showed wages also rose last month. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “The job market continues to power forward. Employment gains are broad-based across industries and company sizes. At the current ...

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Trump Effect: Middle-Market Businesses Boom as U.S. Economy Soars

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Mid-sized businesses, representing roughly 40% of the U.S. economy and one-third of its workforce, registered the third consecutive quarter of record-high performance in the third quarter of 2018. Middle-market executives signaled a continuing robust forecast for the next six months, putting 2018 on pace to be the best year on record for the middle-market index. The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), ...

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2018’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs In America

A new report out Wednesday reveals the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018 with some surprising results and others, like Doctors and Lawyers, at the top as expected. Nearly seven in ten (67 percent) job seekers and workers say that salary is a key piece of information they hone in on when researching jobs, according to a recent survey. A new ...

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Forecast: Tough Hiring Environment Paying Off for Job Seekers

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As employers grapple with a highly competitive hiring environment that is causing prolonged job vacancies across the U.S., workers are reaping the benefits, According to a report out Friday. CareerBuilder’s Midyear Job Forecast showed that 63 percent of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent workers in the second half of 2018, up from 60 percent last year. A substantial percentage of employers ...

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