U.S. Dept. of Labor

Slight rise in Idaho unemployment for October

Idaho's unemployment rate increased a tenth of a percent to 2.9 percent in October.<p>The Idaho Department of Labor in a news release Friday says it's …

Business

Maryland unemployment rate stays steady in October

Maryland lost 5,500 jobs in October though the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.8 percent, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday.<p>The …

Economy

Congress Is Moving to Clamp Down on Companies That Use H-1B Visa Workers

The House Judiciary Committee just took a step toward toughening the rules for H1-B visas.<p>Introduced in January by Republican California Rep. Darrell …

Immigration

Credit Trump for boosting business and fueling our economic growth

Progressive Democrats are in a tough spot. It is increasingly difficult to ignore that the economy is surging under President Trump. Both business …

Andrew Puzder

Massachusetts jobless rate dips in October

The state's unemployment rate has dropped for the second month in a row.<p>The Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday the jobless rate …

Business

NYC Construction Dashboard

QUARTER 1 - QUARTER 3, 2017<p>Job Type per Borough (Q1-Q3 2017)<p>Permits Time Series (Q1 2000 - Q3 2017)<p>NB & A1 Total Square Footage (Q1 2000 - Q3 …

Staten Island

One unexpected problem with retirement savings: knowing how to spend it - MarketWatch

Not only do Americans need to save more for their retirement but they need to learn how to spend that money wisely when they get there.<p>Spending down …

Retirement

A majority of America hasn’t seen a raise in the past 12 months

52% didn’t see a salary increase over the past year, a new survey says<p>Raise your hand if you deserve a bigger paycheck.<p>A majority of Americans — 52% …

Money

Sessions in the hot seat

<i>With help from Steven Overly, John Hendel and Margaret Harding McGill</i><p><b>TODAY: SESSIONS IN THE HOT SEAT —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces a new grilling before the House Judiciary Committee today, and here’s what we’re tracking. Expect questions from Democrats on the independence of the Justice …

Net Neutrality

Opinion: Rein in University of California spending on administrators, cheating low-wage workers

If you visit the University of California’s media page, you will see many stories about the work it is doing in such areas as technology and medical …

Social Justice

Why liberal economists are wrong about Republican tax reform

I am a Tennessean and a Republican. I know, respect and have supported both President Donald Trump and Senator Bob Corker. They are good, patriotic …

Economics

There's a smarter way to binge-watch TV

This may be a “golden age of TV,” with some of the finest storytelling in Hollywood designed for the small screen—but it’s also the era of “peak TV,” which really just means “too much TV.” There is far too much for any reasonable person to watch (or even a TV critic). Countless friends and …

TV

New York to Require Predictable Schedules for Employees

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new regulations designed to prevent employers from scheduling or canceling workers’ shifts hours before or after they …

The Workplace

Cuomo to announce new regulations on work schedules

Cuomo plans to announce new worker scheduling rules Friday that call for employers to set employees’ schedules two weeks in advance.

Race & Ethnicity

Apprenticeships are a new and old solution to job growth, here's why

Historically, apprenticeships in the U.S. have been the mainstay of the trades: carpenters,<p>welders, electricians all provided training that …

Education

State: New regulations boost workers' scheduling protections

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration says it's implementing new regulations that require employers to pay workers extra when they're called in at the last minute.<p>Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state Department of Labor's new regulations address the practice of …

Business

The veteran unemployment rate is down but that doesn’t mean they are doing great

The U.S. marks another Veterans Day this weekend, with Americans preparing to honor the more than 20 million veterans who have served to protect their country. Veterans made headlines earlier this month when the Department of Labor announced that the veteran unemployment rate dropped to a record …

Homelessness

Millennials' Cautious Approach to Spending Limits Marketers' Influence

More and more millennials are finally earning and spending serious money. But millennials’ finances often remain fragile, constraining their …

Millennials

Durham construction worker injured after metal beam falls, crushes portable toilet

A construction worker is in critical condition after he was injured while using a portable toilet at work.

Construction

S&P STRIDE Target Date Funds: Making Strides In Evaluating The Performance Of Retirement Solutions

<i>By Jack Towarnicky</i><p>Back in the Great Recession of 2008-2009, participants experienced a dramatic stock market decline. The S&P 500 index had a …

Business

Tipping point? Labor Department may rollback Obama-era rule mandating that tips are property of servers

The Trump administration is seeking to overturn an Obama-era rule which specified that tips are the property of workers.<p>The Department of Labor’s …

Southern California

Unexpected Money Pits To Avoid in Your Business

Shares 97<p>Unexpected Money Pits To Avoid in Your Business<p>Money is a #1 concern for new entrepreneurs and established business owners alike.<p>In fact, …

Money

Closing of men's shelter in Bismarck followed financial woes

The closure of the only men's homeless shelter in Bismarck followed financial management problems at its social services agency, records show.<p>The …

Business

The dream team: could this be Lego's next bestseller after 'Women of NASA'?

Lego's latest special edition set "Women of NASA" went on sale last week and the response was immediate.<p>The 213-piece set features the first American …

U.S. Government

You Might Not Realize That This Interview Question Is Actually Discriminatory

For workers and job seekers in New York City who hate the dreaded question during salary negotiations (you know which one), the beginning of November …

Employment

Pro-investor campaigners warn on fiduciary rule delay

Proponents of a much-followed rule that would make US retirement advisers put their clients’ interests first fear the provision is in jeopardy as a …

Home-care workers back Councilwoman Chin's rival in tight race

Chin's last-minute support of the aides' fight against the policy of paying for 13 hours of a 24-hour shift may be too late to sway the outcome in …

Health Care

US jobs growth in October falls short of forecasts

<b>New US employment data fell short of expectations in October after companies added 261,000 jobs.</b><p>Markets had forecast a rise of 310,000 jobs last month after predicting a rebound from September when hurricanes Irma and Harvey depressed hiring.<p>Average hourly earnings also missed targets growing by …

Business

Five Things You Need to Know About the Jobs Report

We are now seeing headwinds and potential major changes to fundamentals of the economy that could have an impact on job growth and economic activity. …

Economy

US Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Point Since 2000

America’s unemployment rate hit its lowest level in nearly 17 years this past October, the Department of Labor said Friday.<p>Coupled with recent …

Economy