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Sep 17, 2018

Proposed Labor Rule Would Protect Small Businesses, Encourage Expansion

For small business owners, expansion is a dream come true. Building that second location is exciting and rewarding — and risky. The need to lessen that risk is why small firms, particularly construction…

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Aug 03, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – July 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 157,000 jobs in July and the U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.9 percent. The number of…

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Jul 06, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – June 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 213,000 jobs in June and the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 percent, largely due to…

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May 04, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – April 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for April 2018 decreased to 3.9 percent, the lowest rate since December 2000, and that the economy gained…

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Apr 06, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – March 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for March 2018 remained at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent and that the economy gained 103…

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Apr 03, 2018

Tight Labor Market Demands New Thinking, Action

With employers increasingly desperate for qualified job applicants, as The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend, it’s critical that policymakers and companies alike adopt a new approach and swift action…

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Mar 09, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – February 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for February 2018 remained at 4.1 percent and that the economy gained 313,000 jobs, the highest reading…

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