Labor Department

The economy added 195,000 jobs in June, the same number added in May, and better than the 160,000 that analysts were predicting. Read more...
America is now dotted with “temp towns” – places where it’s difficult to find blue-collar work except through a temp agency and where workers often suffer lost wages, no benefits and high injury rates. Read more...
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a steady pace that shows strength in the face of tax increases and government spending cuts if not enough to reduce still-high unemployment. Read more...
The U.S. Department of Labor has fined a private security contractor $75,000 for failing to file timely reports on the deaths of workers in Iraq as required by law. The Sandi Group, based in Washington D.C., delayed telling the Labor department that 30 of its employees had been killed while working for the company between 2003 and 2005, according to the department. Read more...
This morning, the much anticipated "Jobs Report" for October... the last Jobs Report before the election next Tuesday... was released as scheduled, revealing that 171,000 jobs were created last month, a strong jump from the "114,000 jobs" reported Read more...

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201,000 private-sector jobs were added in August, according to a report released by the ADP on Thursday, a figure significantly higher than analysts anticipated. The number comes ahead of the U.S. Labor Department’s job numbers for the Read more...
First, there's this technical definition that says there's a recovery. Why? Because some rich people are getting richer? If the economy doesn't serve Read more...
For the past three decades, we've been fed this line about retraining for "the jobs of the future." It started under Reagan, who did an amazing job sh Read more...
Hey, this oughta cheer everyone up -- we set a new record! We're in the history books! June 4 (Bloomberg) -- Unemployed Americans are facing th Read more...
Here's some good news: an uptick in the number of construction workers employed, the biggest gain since 2006: The nation's construction industr Read more...