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Employers 203,000 Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate at 7%

Employers 203,000 Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate at 7%

A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy. Read More »

ADP: Private Employers Add 215,000 Jobs in November

ADP: Private Employers Add 215,000 Jobs in November

A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction. Read More »

D.C. Pushing $11.50 Minimum Wage

D.C. Pushing $11.50 Minimum Wage

Would be one of the nation's highest rates by 2016

Washington, D.C.'s city council is considering a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 by 2016. This adds to minimum wage activity across the nation. Read More »

Cory Booker's First Week On the Job As U.S. Senator

Cory Booker's First Week On the Job As U.S. Senator

Booker goes to Washington a celebrity and senator

Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker is learning the rules of being a U.S. Senator like anyone starting a new job. A reporter shadowed him on his first week in D.C. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 336,000 in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 336,000 in Latest Week

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000 last week, bringing applications to pre-recession levels. Read More »

Nuke Officers Left Blast Door Open

Nuke Officers Left Blast Door Open

Four officers caught slacking in the last year

Some jobs are more serious than others. Being the guardian of the nuclear missiles is up there. But some Air Force officers have been caught slacking off. Read More »

Private-Sector Employers Add Modest 166,000 Jobs in September

Private-Sector Employers Add Modest 166,000 Jobs in September

A survey shows U.S. businesses added 166,000 jobs last month, a sign of only modest improvement in hiring. Read More »

Amazon to Hire 70,000 Seasonal Workers

Amazon to Hire 70,000 Seasonal Workers

Hiring is a 40 percent increase from last year.

Amazon has announced is seasonal hiring plans. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; No More Backlog of Unprocessed Claims

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; No More Backlog of Unprocessed Claims

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to a near six-year low, a promising sign for the labor market. Read More »

20 Percent Of  Poor Americans Unemployed

20 Percent Of Poor Americans Unemployed

Nearly the highest rate since the Depression.

Nearly the highest rate since the Depression. Read More »

Washington Mayor Cedes To Walmart, Vetoes Living Wage Bill

Washington Mayor Cedes To Walmart, Vetoes Living Wage Bill

Washington D.C.'s mayor called the bill a 'job killer.'

Washington D.C.'s mayor called the bill a 'job killer.' Read More »

Walmart Manager Fired For Anti-Muslim Rant On Facebook

Walmart Manager Fired For Anti-Muslim Rant On Facebook

The manager said it was a joke, made in his off hours.

The manager said it was a joke, made in his off hours. Read More »

New Fed Rules To Boost Hiring Of Veterans, Disabled Workers

New Fed Rules To Boost Hiring Of Veterans, Disabled Workers

The rules could make it easier for vets and disabled workers to find work.

The rules could make it easier for vets and disabled workers to find work. Read More »

Newest Perk: Employers Help Immigrant Workers Get Citizenship

Newest Perk: Employers Help Immigrant Workers Get Citizenship

"You create a sense of loyalty," one HR manager explains. Read More »

Fast Food Workers at D.C. Museums Stage Strike

Fast Food Workers at D.C. Museums Stage Strike

Workers from two Smithsonian Institution museum eateries are staging a one-day strike calling for the federally funded museums to ensure they are paid a "living wage." Organizers say the workers plan to protest Thursday outside the National Air and Space Museum and march to the Smithsonian Castle. The workers... Read More »

Employers Get Pickier

Employers Get Pickier

It's no longer enough to have the right degree, from the right school, with the right grades. Read More »

Nearly 1 In 10 Companies Let Workers Buy Extra Vacation Time

Nearly 1 In 10 Companies Let Workers Buy Extra Vacation Time

It's considered a perk, enabling workers more flexibility. Read More »

Whole Foods Workers Suspended After Speaking Spanish

Whole Foods Workers Suspended After Speaking Spanish

Whole Foods market barred employees from speaking Spanish, according to the workers. Read More »

Catholic Teacher Fired After Getting Pregnant Awarded $171,000

A jury found that an Ohio archdiocese discriminated against a teacher who was fired after... Read More »

Employees Vote Their Co-Workers Out Of A Job

Employees Vote Their Co-Workers Out Of A Job

NEW YORK -- This time "you're fired" is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time entertainment starting this week. The network on Thursday will begin airing "Does Someone Have to Go?" a series where cameras go into small businesses and... Read More »

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