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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: A construction laborer works on the site of a new residential building in the Hudson Yards development, August 16, 2016 in New York City. Home construction in the U.S. accelerated in July to the fastest pace in five months. While housing starts were up …

May Jobs Numbers: Black Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low

Labor Department figures published Friday show the U.S. economy expanded by 223,000 jobs in May, with the black unemployment rate — among the brightest spots in the strong jobs report — at 5.9 percent, down from 6.6 percent record low the previous month.

A worker packs a bulletproof whiteboard at the Hardwire factory in Pocomoke City, Maryland, on March 1, 2018. Hardwire makes bulletproof whiteboards for classrooms and bulletproof inserts for backpacks. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs In May

The U.S. added 223,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, according to Labor Department figures published on Friday. Economists forecasted 190,000 additional nonfarm payrolls, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.9 percent. Manufacturing performed strongly,

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a joint press conference with Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal following a meeting in New Delhi

Indian Lawmakers Demand Trump Reverse H-1B Crackdown

Ahead of a meeting between with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, lawmakers are demanding President Donald Trump drop his executive order calling for a legal review of the H-1B visa.

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‘Workforce Development Week’ Kicks Off at the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday kicks off the Trump administration’s “workforce development week” during which senior officials will hold roundtables with government, private industry and American workers while President Donald Trump will announce immediate plans for substantial administrative actions.

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Big Biz Pushes DHS to Expand H-2B Visa Program

A big business lobby is pushing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to expand the H-2B visa, which already offers 66,000 blue-collar American jobs to cheaper, foreign laborers every year.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano speaks during a news conference to announce the launch of E-Verify Self Check service March 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Expert: Mandatory E-Verify ‘Is Coming’

Nationwide mandatory E-Verify, which would weed out the vast majority of American businesses hiring illegal aliens, may be coming sooner than expected.

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Trump Official: Paul Ryan’s ‘Schedule Did Not Mesh’ with President’s Trip to Paul’s Wisconsin District

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will give a major speech on “Buy American, Hire American” as he signs a new Executive Order at Snap-On Tools in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s district — but Ryan is away on a congressional delegation in Europe… an Administration official telling Breitbart News that their schedules simply “did not mesh on this.”

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Google Accused of Paying Women Less than Men

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) asked a San Francisco federal judge on April 7 to compel Google to provide detailed data regarding systemic gender pay discrimination.

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Trump’s Labor Department Pick Faces Long Odds

President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor faces his nomination hearing on Thursday, and at least two of the 12 GOP Senators on the committee are still withholding their support.

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SEIU Union Tries to Block Trump’s Pick For the Labor Department

The Service Employees International Union is launching a desperate campaign against Donald Trump’s choice for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, who is the chief executive of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.

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Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive Still Blocked ‘Nationwide’

A federal judge has rejected the Obama Administration’s request to stay part of an injunction blocking the President’s transgender public school policy. The federal government wanted the Court to rule that the block against Obama’s directive to have a gender fluid school bathroom and facilities policy applied only to the 13 states that brought the lawsuit against the federal government.

FILE - In this Thursday, March 3, 2016, file photo, people attend an employment orientation class at the Georgia Department of Labor office in Atlanta.

Obama’s Jobs Report Worst in 6 Years

Despite a forecast of 160,000 new jobs, the Obama Department of Labor announced that job creation in May plunged to 38,000, the worst monthly performance in 6 years.

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Obama: We’re Taking Steps To Ensure ‘Everybody Plays By the Same Rules’

President Obama touted rules “crack down” on “conflicts of interest” by retirement advisors and “big corporations that change their address overseas after acquiring smaller companies” by saying that his administration took steps to ensure “everybody plays by the same rules”

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UC Underpaid Some Employees for Years

The University of California has been short-changing thousands of its employees out of small amounts of money that add up to millions of dollars.

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Apple’s H-1B Partner Banned for Underpaying Aliens

Two Silicon Valley companies that import foreign software engineers for Apple and other firmss were fined and banned from the controversial H-1B visa program for underpaying what are already cheap foreign tech workers.