Benjamin Zhang, provided by Published 10:20 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 AP Employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have been working unpaid since the US federal government shutdown began on December 22. TSA workers' union head Hydrick Thomas said in a post on the organization's website that some workers have already quit, while many others are considering quitting. The union says this could create a "massive security risk" for travelers. A TSA spokesperson told Politico that 500 new officers were hired on Sunday and 300 more are expected to start the next pay period. Employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have been working unpaid since the US federal government shutdown began on December 22. And now, according to their union boss, many TSA workers are quitting their jobs — or at least thinking about it. "Every day I'm getting calls from my members about their extreme financial hardships and … [Read more...] about TSA employees working unpaid because of the government shutdown are quitting — and this could create a ‘massive security risk’ for travelers
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The Colorado Springs area unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent in November, even as job growth remained near a 20-year high.More than 1,700 people joined the area’s job market in November, the seventh month this year that more than 1,000 people entered the labor market, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The area’s labor force has grown by nearly 18,500 people during the past 12 months, and more than 85 percent have found jobs, though the jobless rate increased 0.6 percentage points during that period. Colorado Springs News US employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December The Associated Press The area’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in October. The area’s jobless rate has been higher than the national rate in each of the past four months, which has remained unchanged at 3.7 percent since September.“The bottom line is that the job market is a seller’s market — labor has the advantage, … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs’ unemployment rate ticks up to 4.1 percent in November as over 1,700 enter labor market
The final jobs report of 2018 is here.The Bureau of Labor Statistics is expected to report Friday that non-farm payrolls rose by 184,000 in December from 155,000 in November. Consensus expectations call for the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 3.7% for the month, the lowest overall unemployment level since 1969.Average hourly earnings – a closely watched metric of inflation pressures in the economy – are anticipated to increase 0.3% over last month and 3% over the previous year. Wages rose 3.1% over the prior year in both November and October.The results of Friday’s job report do not capture any impact from the ongoing partial government shutdown, which began after the Labor Department conducted the survey. An extended shutdown, however, could go on to affect January’s figures.Related: Top 20 unemployment rate cities 12 PHOTOS Top 20 unemployment rate cities See Gallery Top 20 unemployment rate cities Bismarck, North … [Read more...] about U.S. adds surprising number of jobs in December
By Brittany De Lea Published December 21, 2018 Jobs FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Breaking down the November jobs report “Mornings with Maria” panel discuss the November jobs report and whether the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes will slow down the U.S. economy. While U.S. workers’ wages have begun to rise in 2018, employees in some professions are making well over the median income. Continue Reading Below In November, year-over-year wage growth was 3.1 percent – matching the month prior at the best rate since 2009. As of June, median household income was estimated to be $62,175, a 2.6 increase from the year prior. But wages for some in the medical profession can average more than three-times that amount, according to data from U.S. News and World Report. Among the other top fields were business and technology jobs. Here’s a look at the top 5 best paying jobs for the year – also … [Read more...] about The 5 best-paying jobs of 2018
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... Only government, at all levels, adds more workers than the health care industry. But not all new jobs in health care are high skill and highly compensated. (Dreamstime/TNS) More Americans are now employed in health care than in any other industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tallies job creation, says that for most of this year the health sector outpaced the retail industry. Only government, on all levels, employs more people. One of the consistent features of the BLS reports is that health care has reliably added thousands of jobs to the economy each month. ADVERTISEMENTSkip November was no different. The health care industry created 32,000 jobs, adding to the 328,000 health care positions created since early 2017. But what kinds of jobs? Were they highly paid doctors and … [Read more...] about Health care is where the jobs are. But what kind of jobs?