Sun, 05/27/2012 - 06:32 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News)
Changes in the job market have meant fewer jobs for those with mid-level skills. Economists call the trend labor "polarization" and say it's forcing those in the middle to take jobs at lower pay.» E-Mail This» Add to Del.icio.us
The US hasn’t experienced "full employment" in at least a decade, but analysts at Goldman Sachs believe we'll have it again soon. "Consistent with our call for above-potential growth in the coming years, we expect employment gains to continue to substantially outpace trend labor force growth," Goldman’s David Mericle wrote in a note to clients Tuesday.
Robots are coming for our jobs. But it'll be ages before they take jobs you think can only be done by humans, right? Because, humans possess certain unique skills like "interpersonal skills." Well, it's not that simple. The robots might be coming for your job, even if you think it seems safe.
The economy added no jobs last month and the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. And job gains in June and July were revised lower, to show 57,000 fewer jobs added.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
President Obama recently announced plans to spend nearly $100 billion in 2011 solely on job creation. The proposed budget is aimed at reducing the nation's employment rate of 10 percent. But in a new book, labor activist Gabriel Thompson explores the current job market and takes a look at some of the least-desired jobs that always seem available.
The job market remains "sturdy," according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. Much more will be known about the labor picture when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its figures on Friday.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Some economists had expected to see the job market make minor gains, or at least come close. But the Labor Department reports a net loss of 85,000 jobs last month. Still, in the huge American workforce, the unemployment rate remains unchanged at 10 percent.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us