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The Great recession and the Families in US – The most dramatic impact was on birth rates

The most dramatic impact was on birth rates, which dropped precipitously, especially for young women, as a result of the economic crisis. How do we know? First, the timing of the fertility decline is very suggestive. After increasing steadily from the beginning of 2002 until late 2007, birth rates dropped sharply. (The decline has since … Continue reading

The Skills Gap in Maine – A disconnect between educators and business people

A new report out today aims to deal with the so-called “skills gap” in Maine’s workforce. The report is part of a series called “Making Maine Work.” This one, according to Christopher Quinn, president of Kaplan University in Maine, uncovered a disconnect between educators and business people. Quinn told reporters that 72 percent of higher … Continue reading

US – Who are the jobless

Averages don’t tell us anything about how employment opportunities are distributed. We tend to talk about the unemployment rate as if it was a shared reflection on all of us. But that’s a bit silly. After all, no one is 5.8 percent unemployed and 94.2 percent employed. For real people, having a job is an … Continue reading

Not Working in US – From the highest employment rates among developed nations to the bottom of the list

Working, in America, is in decline. The share of prime-age men — those 25 to 54 years old — who are not working has more than tripled since the late 1960s, to 16 percent. More recently, since the turn of the century, the share of women without paying jobs has been rising, too. The United … Continue reading

Cloud Computing Jobs in US – 3.9 million jobs

There are 3.9 million jobs in the U.S. affiliated with cloud computing today with 384,478 in IT alone.  The median salary for IT professionals with cloud computing experience is $90,950 and the median salary for positions that pay over $100,000 a year is $116,950. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Where … Continue reading

US Federal Government – Internet resources for internships, fellowships, and other work experience opportunities

This report describes Internet resources on major internship, fellowship, and work experience programs within the federal government. It is intended as a selective guide for students of all levels: high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate. The federal government offers many opportunities for internships, fellowships, and work experiences. However, there is no single centralized source for … Continue reading

November Job Report in US – Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 321,000, highest since January 2012

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 321,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains were widespread, led by growth in professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and manufacturing. Household Survey Data In November, the unemployment rate held at 5.8 … Continue reading

Retiring and Health Care in US – Only one in five have taken one or more steps to prepare

The overwhelming majority (86%) of baby boomers express concern about the  affordability of health care in retirement, but very few pre-retirees admit they have taken financial steps to prepare for health care costs in retirement, according to a study released today by Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP). The Health, Wealth and RetirementSM study, which surveyed more … Continue reading

4-Year Degrees in US – The vast majority of full-time college students do not graduate on time

In their latest report, Four-Year Myth, Complete College America and its Alliance of States reveal that the vast majority of full-time American college students do not graduate on time, costing them and their families tens of thousands of dollars in extra college-related expenses, as well as lost wages from delaying entry into the workforce. The … Continue reading

Healthcare in US – The best jobs for 2015

Job prospects across the entire healthcare sector are expected to grow through the next decade as more Americans gain access to health insurance and providers add staff to meet the demands, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Healthcare employment remained strong through the recession, and has continued to grow this year, with … Continue reading

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – To cut 900 research and sales jobs

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) is to shed hundreds of U.S. commercial and research jobs, restructuring operations in its biggest market where drug sales are flagging. A total of 900 posts will be eliminated at GSK’s Research Triangle Park site in North Carolina as drug research is consolidated in Philadelphia and in Stevenage, near London, according to a … Continue reading

Workplace Safety in US – Death rate has dropped 81 percent, saving half a million lives

Since Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1970, theU.S. workplace death rate has dropped 81 percent, saving half a million lives. Economic and technological changes have swept workers out of the most deadly jobs and into comparatively safer ones. New state and federal standards have outlawed corner-cutting that formerly killed employees, imposing costs … Continue reading

Ex US Congressman – A tough time landing a new job

Lawmakers serving their final days in Congress might have a tough time landing a new job on K Street, headhunters for the lobbying industry tell The Hill. The current job market in the influence industry is the toughest in years, several headhunters said, with former lawmakers facing stiff competition for a limited number of high-ranking … Continue reading

ADP US National Employment Report, November 2014 – 208,000 jobs in the private sector

Private sector employment increased by 208,000 jobs from October to November according to the November ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, … Continue reading

US – A significant acceleration in the number of medium-wage jobs created

Earlier today, Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slok sent out this chart (right), which shows job growth by level of wages. Here’s what he has to say: “…over the past year we have seen a significant acceleration in the number of medium-wage jobs created. The bottom line is that the labor market continues to tighten and it … Continue reading

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