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Increased Mismatch in US – Will wages raise ?

U.S. job openings surged to a 14-year high in February but a steady pace of hiring suggested employers are having trouble finding suitable workers, a trend that could put upward pressure of wage growth. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 168,000 to a seasonally adjusted 5.1 million, the Labor Department said in its … Continue reading

Immigrant Women in US – 21.2 million or 51 percent of the overall foreign-born population,

Following a history of majority male migration through the mid-20th century, women have migrated to the United States in large numbers as a result of the emphasis on family reunification ushered in by the 1965 Immigration Act. Female immigrants represent 51 percent of the overall foreign-born population, with 21.2 million immigrant women residing in the … Continue reading

The “Middle-Skill” Jobs in US – How to fill the gap

Over the past decade many economists have warned that the middle of the labor market is hollowing out. Traditional middle-skill jobs—like construction, production, and clerical jobs that require little formal education—are disappearing.  But new analysis from Economic Studies Visiting Fellow Harry Holzer uncovers growth in the middle of the labor market that many have overlooked. … Continue reading

US – Government jobs 630,000 below early stages of recession level

The Labor Department’s latest report signaled that a broader economic slowdown is taking place after job growth ticked up last year. The economy added just 126,000 jobs last month — the lowest tally in more than a year. While the new estimates were disappointing, they’re hardly anything out of the ordinary for the public sector. … Continue reading

US Demographics – The “diversity explosion”

Brookings Senior Fellow William Frey estimates that by the year 2044 whites will no longer be a majority in the U.S. In his book, “Diversity Explosion,” Frey highlights that this demographic shift will have a profound impact on U.S. society, politics, and economics. In the latest Brookings Essay, former Brookings Fellow Jennifer Bradley tackles whether … Continue reading

US 2.8 million are currently employed in temporary help services NELP finds

The employment services industry, which includes both temporary staffing agencies and more permanent employee leasing firms, is expected to rank among the fastest-growing sectors in the country in the next decade. Staffing work is one part of a larger story about the declining middle class in our country. More and more, major corporations are separating … Continue reading

US – Top industries for 2015 graduates

With graduation right around the corner, millions of young Americans are preparing to enter the workforce. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, postsecondary institutions are expected to confer an estimated 1.8 million bachelor’s degrees in 2015. If associate degrees are included, the number of total graduates will extend to about 2.8 million, up … Continue reading

US March 2015 Job Report – Slowdown in employment growth (126,000)

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 126,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.  Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, health care, and retail trade, while mining lost jobs. Household Survey Data In March, the unemployment rate held at … Continue reading

Baby Boomers in US – Held 11.7 jobs from age 18 to age 48, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The average person born in the latter years of the baby boom (1957-1964) held 11.7 jobs from age 18 to age 48, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly half of these jobs were held from ages 18 to 24. These findings are from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979; a survey … Continue reading

The Global Talent War – US is far behind Business Roundtable finds

Most Americans agree that the future of the U.S. economy depends on the ability of its businesses to compete globally. One of the key factors that allow U.S. employers to grow their businesses and create new jobs is their ability to recruit and retain talent from other countries. How well does the current U.S. employment-based … Continue reading

US – 51% of managers are not engaged and cost $77 billion to $96 billion annually

Managers have the greatest impact on employee engagement, which makes this finding very worrisome: A strikingly low percentage — just 35% — of U.S. managers are themselves engaged, while 51% are not engaged and 14% are actively disengaged. By Gallup’s estimates, the “not engaged” group costs the U.S. $77 billion to $96 billion annually through … Continue reading

US – Small businesses created 108,000 ADP Small Business Employment Report for March 2015 finds

Private sector small business employment increased by 108,000 jobs from February to March according to the March ADP Small Business Report. Due to the important contribution that small businesses make to economic growth, employment data that are specific to businesses with 49 or fewer employees is reported each month and broadly distributed to the public, … Continue reading

US – The effects of a package of policies that aim to alleviate poverty

During the Great Recession, the official poverty rate in the United States rose to its highest level in over 15 years. Reducing poverty continues to be a serious public policy concern. This report examines the effects of a package of policies that aim to alleviate poverty through increased work supports and other measures, and estimates … Continue reading

US – 10 Things every undocumented youth should know

If you do not have legal immigration status in the United States, you are at risk. Keep these points in mind: If approached by immigration authorities, do not sign any papers and do not talk to them unless you check with a lawyer first. Stay out of trouble with the law. In most, if not … Continue reading

US – Labor Market Slack Persisted Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta writes

Shifting labor force participation clouded unemployment picture Although the labor force participation rate (LFPR) has trended down since early 2000 (when the LFPR was 67 percent), the recession exacerbated the decline (see the   Labor Force Participation Rate chart). At the end of 2014, roughly 62.7 percent of the working age population was either employed or … Continue reading

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