By Joseph Lawler | 11/25/13 07:22 PM
Labor market “churn” is picking up, but it remains low. Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey showed that there were 4.6 million hires in September, to go along with 4.4 million job separations. Overall job churn is still far from its prerecession...
11/22/13 09:43 AM
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has pledged her support for a move in the U.S. Senate to make tax credits permanent for businesses that hire military veterans. It's an issue on which Grimes and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell agree. Grimes said in a statement...
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 11/21/13 09:39 AM
WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000 last week, the lowest since late September and further evidence of an improving job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average fell...
11/20/13 05:54 PM
Benefits for 1.3 million long-term unemployed people expire just three days after Christmas. Lawmakers say another 1.9 million people would miss out on the benefits in the first six months of next year.
By Steve LeBlanc | 11/20/13 10:16 AM
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate has voted to raise the state's minimum wage from $8 to $11 per hour by 2016 and tie subsequent increases to inflation. The bill, approved by a 32-7 vote Tuesday, would increase the wage for the state's lowest-paid workers in increments over the next three...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/19/13 09:54 PM
The House Oversight and Reform Committee is demanding answers from the director of the Census Bureau after a news outlet reported that Census employees may have fabricated data for a jobs report that showed a significant drop in unemployment under President Obama just a month from Election Day...
11/19/13 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel plans to investigate allegations in a published report that workers in the Census Bureau fabricated data used to prepare monthly unemployment reports. The probe comes in response to a report Monday in the New York Post that says census data was manipulated in...
By Charles Hoskinson | 11/19/13 02:42 PM
A New York Post report suggests that Census workers faked data used to calculate the unemployment rate. The report Monday by John Crudele quotes a Census worker as saying higher-ups told him to fill in surveys for people he could not contact to reach the 90-percent success rate required by the...
By Associated Press | 11/19/13 09:36 AM
Union leaders, clergy and other activists are launching an effort to put a major minimum wage increase on the District of Columbia ballot.
By Associated Press | 11/19/13 09:24 AM
Compensation costs for U.S. workers rose modestly in the July-September quarter as the cost of benefits such as health insurance rose more rapidly than wages and salaries.
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