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10 Best, Worst US States for Jobs

Washington ranks No. 1; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - Some good news on the unemployment front Friday, with a 3.8% rate that hasn't been that low since April 2000. But in which states are one's prospects for finding a job best? WalletHub looked at the job market and economic environment in all 50, factoring in criteria... More »

Unemployment Rate Hasn't Been This Low Since April 2000

It's now at 3.8%

(Newser) - May ushered in an 18-year low as far as the unemployment rate goes, with 223,000 jobs added and the jobless rate sinking to 3.8%. That's better than expected: Economists had anticipated a gain of 190,000 jobs and for the unemployment rate to hold at 3.9%.... More »

These Jobs Are Seeing Biggest Pay Hikes

Lawyer, truck driver among the group

(Newser) - Lawyers have enjoyed one of the largest pay increases over the past year. A 4.7% increase as of April brings the median base pay for an attorney to $101,817, according to Glassdoor. But lower-skill positions in high demand are making strides, too, including truck and delivery drivers. The... More »

This Town Will Pay You to Live 45 Minutes From Cincinnati

Labor shortage is a problem for America's small cities, towns, and suburbs

(Newser) - America's 4.1% unemployment rate doesn't exactly bring smiles to the leaders of America's small towns. "Eventually you run out of people to do the work," is how one economist puts it to the Wall Street Journal . And we're nearing that eventuality, following an... More »

Bernie Sanders Will Propose Jobs Guarantee

Senator wants every American to have a job

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders is working on a plan that would allow the federal government to guarantee a $15-per-hour job, plus healthcare benefits, to every worker in the US "who wants or needs one," per an early draft of the proposal obtained by the Washington Post . The jobs guarantee would... More »

Best, Worst Entry-Level Jobs

New survey ranks entry-level positions, from engineering to welding

(Newser) - With graduation season approaching, WalletHub crunches numbers on the best and worst entry-level jobs. It's not just about starting salary: The overall score for the 109 professions considered also takes into account factors such as immediate opportunities, projected job growth, job hazards, and median tenure with employers. Details: The ... 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 »

Report: 200K Jobs Added by US Employers in January

And wage growth is at fastest rate in 8 years

(Newser) - US employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years. The pay gains suggest employers are competing more fiercely for workers. Raises stemming from Republican tax cuts and minimum wage increases in 18 states also likely boosted pay.... More »

10 Best Jobs in US

Data scientist takes the top spot

(Newser) - You might think official taste-tester and animal snuggler at Beyoncé's Kitten Cafe and Cupcakery is the best job in America, but according to Glassdoor's new rankings you'd be wrong. The job review site ranked the 50 top jobs in the country based on its own Glassdoor... More »

Looking for a Job? This State May Be Your Best Bet

Arizona claims 4 of the top 10 cities in WalletHub's ranking

(Newser) - Do your resolutions for the new year include sprucing up your resume and getting a real job? Arizona, which claims four of the top 10 spots in WalletHub's ranking of US cities with the best job prospects, might be the place for you. The site looked at 182 cities... More »

The Best Companies to Work for in 2018

According to Glassdoor

(Newser) - Glassdoor has ranked the 100 best large companies and 50 best small and medium companies to work for in 2018 using employee feedback collected between Nov. 1, 2016 and Oct. 22, 2017. Here are the top 10 in each category: More »

Workers in Fastest-Growing Jobs Have Trouble Getting By

Personal care, home health industries expected to add 1.2M jobs by 2026, but pay is low

(Newser) - Those hoping to repair bicycles or fight forest fires will have good luck finding work over the next decade, but home health and personal care aides will fare even better, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ' list of America's fastest-growing jobs . The US is expecting 0.7%... 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 »

8 Jobs That Take Biggest Toll on Marriages

Gaming managers at casinos fare the worst

(Newser) - Some jobs seem to take a greater toll on a marriage than others. Low pay, lousy hours—think nights and weekends—and work environments that involve alcohol are among the usual factors, per 24/7 Wall St . Here are the eight worst jobs for marriage from its analysis, with casino work... More »

7 Numbers That Explain Amazon's Big HQ News

HQ2 is coming ... somewhere

(Newser) - Amazon on Thursday announced plans for HQ2, a second headquarters to be built in North America as "a full equal to our Seattle headquarters," said Jeff Bezos in a statement . The company has invited interested host cities to submit a proposal , with the application saying the final site... More »

One Company Has Already Laid Off 10K in 2017

Macy's isn't alone, though, in racking up such job losses

(Newser) - The good news: The number of layoffs in the US has improved since last year: By the end of July in 2017 there were 255,000 in total, while by the same time in 2016 there were 360,000. The bad news: Per a 24/7 Wall St. analysis, there are... More »

Here Are the 10 Best US Companies to Work For

Facebook is No. 1, based on analysis of Glassdoor reviews

(Newser) - For most of us, a good portion of our days is spent toiling at work, and while not everyone has the luxury to "do what you love," there are companies that can make the day-to-day grind substantially more pleasant. The 24/7 Wall St. ranking of the best companies... More »

New Jobs Report Erases Job Losses in Recession

Unemployment rate drops to 4.3%, tying May's 16-year low

(Newser) - It's another solid jobs report: The US economy added 209,000 new jobs in July as the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.3%, per the AP . That ties a 16-year low reached in May. The job gains exceeded expectations of about 180,000, but the Wall Street Journal ... More »

Wish You Were a Jedi? NASA Gig Might Be for You

NASA seeking new 'planetary protection officer'

(Newser) - Want to become a Jedi? This is probably as close as you could possibly get: NASA is looking for someone to protect Earth and other planets in our known universe. The agency is accepting applications for the full-time post of "planetary protection officer," a position created after the... More »

$10B Wis. Project Will Bring 'Magnificent Decades': Trump

President says Foxconn deal wouldn't have happened without him

(Newser) - President Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history. The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration that pledged to generate manufacturing jobs... More »

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