Employment

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Hires inched high enough to surpass December 2007, the first month of the recession.

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Hiring slowed substantially in January, but the fact that more people were working for higher pay signals strength.

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In his State of the Union address, President Obama vowed to keep fighting for workers’rights. Here’s how.

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Dust off those résumés, job seekers. January 6 is the busiest day of the year to look for a new gig, according to job search site Monster.

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Despite having taken big strides in the workplace over the past few decades, women continue to earn less than men. And the gap only increases with age.

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With the job market getting more competitive, some employers are betting on a new benefit that actually matters to most people, especially millennials. Beginning in January, companies including PwC and Natixis Global Asset Management will offer a student loan repayment program to its employees, and other businesses will follow. The aim is to attract young, …

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As the recent data on Black Friday sales suggest, in-store shopping is becoming less popular as mobile phones and tablets let shoppers order stuff on the fly, in the car or anywhere they might be. It is a boon to online or multichannel retailers and to a pool of workers with the skill sets needed …

Solid job growth

American businesses created more than 200,000 jobs last month and stocks soared.

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A job seeker (left) shakes hands with a recruiter during a WorkSource Seattle-King County Aerospace, Maritime and Manufacturing job fair in Seattle on Oct. 6, 2015.

The U.S. economy generated a solid 211,000 jobs in November, a number that topped expectations and may have turned the final key for the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates later this month. In a much-anticipated report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said nonfarm payroll growth continued to build on the momentum from October. Wall …

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By most measures, the economy has improved. With a current unemployment rate of 5.0 percent — down from 10 percent in October 2009 — the job market is the lowest it’s been since it bottomed at 4.9 percent in February 2008. Yet even though the employment market is better, job losses still happen, particularly in …

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Google Doodler Jennifer Hom working at Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters.

Original artwork and whimsical doodles have been a daily feature of Google’s home page for more than 15 years. The first doodle was introduced in 1998 when founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page left to attend the Burning Man music festival, and wanted to let Google users know they would be out of the office for …

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Job seekers meet with a Sacramento Police Department recruiter during the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair at AT&T Park on August 25, 2015, in San Francisco.

The unemployment rate for veterans has dropped to its lowest level in seven years, thanks to an all-hands-on-deck push by government and corporate America to hire veterans. According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the jobless rate for veterans — a population of nearly 20 million— dropped to 3.9 …

3D printing jobs on the rise

Mary Thompson takes a look at employment growth in the 3D printing industry.

Job growth rebound

The jobs number crushes economists’ estimates. Hampton Pearson digs into the October employment report.

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Job growth surged in October, rebounding from a late-summer slowdown that raised concerns about whether global slowness was infecting the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that nonfarm payrolls grew 271,000 for the month, a sharp jump from weak August and September numbers. The headline unemployment rate declined to 5.0 percent. A broader …