Category Employment-Careers

The Fair Labor Standards Act: Worker Misclassification and the Hours and Earnings Effects of Expanded Coverage

The Fair Labor Standards Act: Worker Misclassification and the Hours and Earnings Effects of Expanded Coverage Source: RAND Corporation Using data from the RAND American Life Panel we quantify the frequency that employers violate the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime rules. Among employees paid by the hour who work over 40 hours in a […]

Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line

Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce The growth of U.S. jobs and wages during the recovery is analyzed in Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line. The findings show that since 2010, the economy has produced 6.6 million employment […]

Census Bureau Releases Commuting Report and Table Package

Census Bureau Releases Commuting Report and Table Package Source: U.S. Census Bureau Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released a report, Who Drives to Work? Commuting by Automobile in the United States, 2013, which looks at commuting by private vehicle. The report highlights differences in rates of automobile commuting by population characteristics such as age, race, […]

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2013

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2013 (PDF) Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics In 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 45.3 million people, or 14.5 percent of the nation’s population, lived below the official poverty level.1 (See the technical notes section for examples of poverty levels.) Although the poor were primarily children and […]

The Employment Situation — July 2015

The Employment Situation — July 2015 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities.

Real average weekly earnings increase 1.8 percent from June 2014 to June 2015

Real average weekly earnings increase 1.8 percent from June 2014 to June 2015 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 1.7 percent from June 2014 to June 2015. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with no change in the average workweek, resulted in […]

Temporary Help Workers in the U.S. Labor Market

Temporary Help Workers in the U.S. Labor Market Source: Economics and Statistics Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce) The number of jobs in the temporary help services industry reached an all-time high of 2.9 million in May 2015, accounting for 2.4 percent of all private sector jobs in the U.S. economy. This short report looks at […]