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More Women Than Men Earn Minimum Wage

Far more women than men have jobs paying minimum wage or less, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. More than half the U.S. workforce is male at 53%. But of those who earning minimum wage or less, 62% are women and 38% are men, according to the study. According […]

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Intern Hiring Falls 3.4% For 2014

While employers plan to hire 1.3% more bachelor’s degree-level interns in 2014 than they did a year ago, overall intern hiring will fall 3.4% in 2014 from last year, according to results of a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE’s 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey found that nearly 97% of responding […]

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<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=5170 target=_blank >Online Labor Demand Edged Up 28,900 in April</a>

Labor demand flat thus far in 2014 Online advertised job vacancies were up 28,900 to 4,923,000 in April, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The March Supply/Demand rate stands at 2.1 unemployed for each vacancy, with a total of 5.6 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. “April’s […]

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<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=5177 target=_blank >April Conference Board Employment Trends Index Up</a>

Solid Job Growth is Likely to Continue The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) increased in April. The index now stands at 118.00, up from 117.77 (an upward revision) in March. This represents a 5.5 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago. “April’s increase in the Employment Trends Index, and continued improvement in […]

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Gallup: Fewer Will Rely On 401(k) in Retirement Than Pre-Recession

Retired Americans rely on Social Security as a major source of income By Rebecca Riffkin, Gallup Prior to the Great Recession, most Americans planned to rely on a 401(k), IRA, Keogh, or other retirement savings account when they retire. Today, 48% of Americans say they would rely on a 401(k) account in retirement — a […]

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<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=5175 target=_blank >Widespread Labor Shortages Ahead for the U.S.</a>

For Now, Jobs Remain Scarce — But an Aging Population and the Recession’s Aftermath Are Poised to Create Labor Shortages and an Historic “Seller’s Market” for Skilled Workers American workers have endured six years of depleted wealth, stagnant wages, and general insecurity. But their fortunes are about to change, according to a surprising new study […]

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<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=5176 target=_blank >Surprisingly Strong Job Growth</a>

Surprisingly Strong Job Growth – Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report by Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board The labor market remains surprisingly and resiliently strong, as evidenced by the gain of 288,000 new jobs created in April. The gain this month was aided by some […]

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<a href=http://www.gallup.com/poll/168377/economic-confidence-inching.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication target=_blank >Gallup: U.S. Economic Confidence Inching Up</a>

Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index averaged -15 for the week ending April 6, continuing to show slight improvement from the -20 recorded in early March. Source: Gallup Economy

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<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=5150 target=_blank >U.S., Japan and Germany Unemployment Continues To Improve</a>

But Many Euro Area Economies Still Struggling In February, unemployment fell in Japan, Germany and Sweden, according to unemployment rates and employment growth data compiled and standardized by The Conference BoardInternational Labor Comparisons (ILC) program. Unemployment experienced the largest increase in the Netherlands (from 7.1 to 7.3 percent), followed by the U.S. (from 6.6 to 6.7 percent), […]

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<a href=http://www.gallup.com/poll/168563/job-loss-quickly-lead-hardship.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication target=_blank >Job Loss Would Quickly Lead to Hardship for Many in U.S.</a>

Four in 10 U.S. workers say they could go no more than a month before experiencing financial hardship if they lost their job. However, relatively few workers, 16%, think it is likely they would lose their job. Source: Gallup Economy

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