Tag: employment

US manufacturers say orders are up but they are having trouble finding qualified workers, like these at the Hollywood Bed Frame Company in Commerce, California

Job Creation Slumps in May

Nonfarm payrolls grew by just 138,000 in May. Earlier months were revised down.

Help Wanted' sign is posted in the window of an automotive service shop on March 8, 2013 in El Cerrito, California.

Older Americans Working More and Longer, Bucking Labor Trends

The phenomenon of more older Americans working bucks overall employment trends — even as the percent of the population with a job has declined the share of employed older Americans has steadily increased. Overall the percentage of adults with a job — 59.9 percent — has failed to recover to pre- Great Recession levels, meanwhile the share of older Americans with a job has soared.

Survey: Largest Texas County Turning Blue

HOUSTON, Texas — A survey from Rice University says that 52 percent of Harris County (Houston area) residents have now declared themselves as Democratic or to lean Democratic. Only thirty percent declare themselves to be Republican.

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Donald Trump Supporters Have Good Reason to Be Mad

Men supporting Donald Trump have reason to be mad as hell. The economy has turned against them, and policies advocated by Democrats and tolerated by mainstream Republicans make their circumstances worse.

Job seekers fill out paperwork during the HireLive Career Fair on November 12, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The national unemployment rate stands at 5 percent. (Photo by )

93,482,000 Americans Out of Labor Force in March

The number of Americans not participating in the workforce in March dipped again compared to the previous month but was still higher than it was a year ago, according to Labor Department data released Friday.