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March Jobs Report Suggests February's Numbers Were Blip

A solid 196K jobs were added

(Newser) - Hiring rebounded in March as US employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs the economy is slowing. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate stayed at 3.8%, near the lowest level... More »

Looking for a Paycheck? Here's Where There's Work

WalletHub ranks US cities with the best prospects

(Newser) - New year, new you, new ... job? If you've been looking to switch things up employer-wise, January seems like a good month to start putting feelers out, and a good time overall: The Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent jobs report notes the national unemployment rate has fallen to 3.... More »

Looking for Work? Here's Where to Go

24/7 Wall St. ranks US cities based on 5-year employment increase

(Newser) - It's a good time to be looking for work. The unemployment rate sat at 3.7%, a 49-year low, for October with a better-than-expected 250,000 jobs added, per CNN . 24/7 Wall St. knows where to find them, having ranked US metro areas based on the percent increase in... More »

Workers Claim AT&T Went Back on Tax Plan Promise

But the company disagrees

(Newser) - Employees are calling out AT&T for what they say are lost jobs amid fat profits. Communication Workers of America members say AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson promised to spend at least $1 billion on capital projects that would create 7,000 jobs if the Republican tax plan passed, reports... More »

After White House Press Briefing, a 'Rare Correction'

Huckabee Sanders acknowledges inaccurate jobs numbers

(Newser) - CNN calls it a "rare correction," issued via tweet Tuesday night. During a White House press briefing hours earlier that touched on race and accusations that President Trump used the n-word, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said by way of defense that Trump has already created 700,000 new... More »

Google No Longer Where Americans Most Want to Work

It has given up the crown, according to LinkedIn

(Newser) - Google may be on the receiving end of 1.1 million job applications a year, but it's no longer the place "where professionals most want to work across the US." That's according to LinkedIn , which last week published its 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies report. The job... More »

Unemployment Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since 1973

Claims for jobless aid drop by 22K to 222K

(Newser) - The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president, the AP reports. The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, the fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid... More »

Here's Where Working Dads Should—and Shouldn't—Live

The 10 best and worst states to be a dad while holding down a job

(Newser) - Nearly 93% of American men with children under 18 also work. So what are the best states in which to hold down a job while also being a dad? WalletHub looks at 22 "key indicators"—including unemployment rates for dads, male life expectancy, child-care costs, and average workday... More »

10 Best Companies to Work For

Google is No. 1 (again) on 'Fortune' list, but Wegmans supermarket surprises at No. 2

(Newser) - Shocking no one, Google earns the No. 1 spot in Fortune's list of the 100 best companies to work for, making this the eighth time in 11 years the tech giant has taken top honors. Financial and other tech companies make up the bulk of the top 10 on... More »

August Jobs Report: Numbers Can't Compare to Recent Gains

151K jobs added—about half of July's gains

(Newser) - Hiring downshifted last month as US employers added a modest 151,000 jobs, about half the blockbuster gains of the two previous months, the AP reports. The Labor Department said Friday the unemployment rate remained 4.9% for the third straight month. The figures are far below July's gain... More »

Man Sues Former Boss for Making His Job Boring

Frédéric Desnard says he was unfairly sidelined

(Newser) - Bored at work? Then consider Frenchman Frédéric Desnard, who is suing his former employer for allegedly boring him out of his mind and damaging his health, the Guardian reports. The 44-year-old Parisian claims he suffered from "bore out" (a twist on "burn out") after his... More »

Grad Loses Case Against 'Misleading' Law School

Jury votes 9-3 against Anna Alaburda

(Newser) - A split jury Thursday decided the case of Anna Alaburda versus the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and it came down on the side of the school, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Alaburda, 37, sued the nonprofit California school in 2011, claiming it fudged post-graduation employment numbers. She said those... More »

Law Grads Win 'Historic' Court Date Against School

Students accuse California school of fraud over employment stats

(Newser) - Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego is often listed pretty far down the national rankings, with relatively low LSAT scores and a 46% bar passage rate, reports the Daily Caller . And the post-graduation employment rate may be even lower than the 60% the school advertises, which prompted 2008... More »

Powerball Winner Immediately Quits 'Nasty, Dirty' Job

'I don't want to work there no more'

(Newser) - For nearly 23 years, Julie Leach worked at a fiberglass company in Michigan, what she calls a "nasty, dirty job," NBC News reports. She was at a nearby McDonald's—on break during a particularly bad overnight shift—when she found out she was the sole winner of... More »

In Your 20s? Here's How to Get a Fatter Salary at 40

Job-hop now, study finds

(Newser) - A new study has a message for twentysomethings: To land a better-paying job that you love when you're older, it's healthy to job-hop now. It seems that frequent job-switchers boost their odds of having higher-paying, more satisfying jobs in their 30s and 40s, the Atlantic reports. While the... More »

Recession's Legacy: Jobs That Suck

Good jobs have been replaced by bad ones, report finds

(Newser) - Employment rates in the US have bounced back to pre-recession levels but most of the jobs that have been created are a lot worse than the jobs that were lost, a report from the National Employment Law Project finds. Around 1 million higher-wage and middle-wage jobs vanished during the downturn... More »

The Year's 10 Best Jobs

Hiring tip: Be good with computers

(Newser) - Trying to decide on a career direction? US News & World Report is offering a list of the year's 100 best jobs—where "best" means good opportunities, good pay, job security, and decent work-life balance. Computer- and health-related work comes out on top:
  1. Software developer: The Bureau of
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Cities With Best Blue-Collar Jobs

Houston leads the way in Forbes list

(Newser) - You don't need a college degree to make a decent wage. Forbes picks up on research from the Praxis Strategy Group to list the US cities with the highest blue-collar wages. (Think oil and gas mining, construction, waste handling, and manufacturing.) Here are the top cities, all of... More »

Ford Hands Michigan Sliver of Good News

Automaker will hire more than expected this year, with most jobs located in the state

(Newser) - The news cycle has been a rough one for Michigan of late, which makes this announcement from Ford quite welcome. The automaker yesterday said that it would hire 800 more salaried workers than it had expected to in the US this year—and of the 3,000 total jobs, between... More »

Most Americans Work on Vacation

Including on the beach or toilet

(Newser) - A vacation doesn't necessarily mean time away from work, according to new research from software company Pertino. Not only do US employees—64% of men and 57% of women—get down to business on holiday, but (according to workers) 54% of bosses expect it. It's not just while... More »

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