Employment

Payroll growth turned sluggish in July after two robust months.

States are in a heated battle for skilled talent, especially for STEM jobs. But some states are managing to bridge the skills gap. Here are the top 10 states leading the nation in the quality of its workforces.

Kate Rogers reports on what it takes to work at the TSA, which is hiring to meet the strong travel demand this summer.

Scott Cohn reports on the measures Wisconsin is taking to attract more workers.

The employment part of the economy continued to power forward in June, adding another 213,000 jobs though the unemployment rate rose to 4 percent, the Labor Department says.

Steve Liesman takes a look at the state’s new experimental program to address its local worker shortage that not only has implications on Kentucky, but the entire nation.

The jobs market has reached what should be some kind of inflection point: There are now more openings than there are workers.

In the face of persistent fears that the world could be facing a trade war and a synchronized slowdown, the U.S. economy enters June with a good deal of momentum.

May’s unemployement rate falls to 3.8 percent, its lowest in 18 years.

Maryland is renowned for its crab industry, but this year several picking rooms are empty as Trump administration rules have clamped down on visas for temporary foreign laborers.

Economists surveyed by Reuters expected nonfarm payroll growth of 200,000 and the unemployment rate to fall to 4 percent.

Nonfarm payrolls were expected to increase by 180,000 in January and the unemployment rate to hold steady at 4.1 percent, according to Reuters.

Hampton Pearson reports the latest read on the labor market with the December nonfarm payrolls data.

Companies added 190,000 in November as the economy returned to normal following the hurricane season, according to ADP and Moody’s Analytics.

On Jan. 1 New York will institute what’s being hailed as one of the most progressive paid family leave acts in the US — for all businesses.