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April 2019 employment: US adds 263,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States declined to 3.6%. while the economy added 263,000 jobs, in April. The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 3.6 percent in April, the lowest rate since December 1969. Over…

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February 2019 employment: US adds 20,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States declined to 3.8%. while the economy added 20,000 jobs, in February. The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 3.8 percent in February, and the number of unemployed persons decreased…

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U.S. employers face significant changes to H-1B lottery process

The changes are significant, employers should take note: An electronic registration requirement for U.S. employers wishing to file H-lB cap subject petition DHS has suspended the electronic registration requirement for this year’s FY2020 H-lB cap. Therefore, U.S. employers who seek to file an H-lB cap-subject petition in this year’s upcoming FY2020 lottery can follow the…

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January 2019 employment: US adds 304,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States edged up to 4.0%. while the economy added 304,000 jobs, in January. Both the unemployment rate, at 4.0 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, at 6.5 million, edged up in…

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The #1 reason people switch jobs? They're bored.

According to a Korn Ferry poll of nearly 5,000 professionals, the top reason people were looking for a new job in 2018? They’re bored. While many would predict money to be the main motivator, that was far from the reality. One third of respondents said they’d want a new job because they were looking for…

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December 2018 employment: US adds 312,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States remained at 3.9 percent, while the economy added 312,000 jobs, in December. The unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage point to 3.9 percent in December, and the number of unemployed persons…

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October 2018 employment: US adds 250,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, while the economy added 250,000 jobs, in October. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, in construction, and in transportation and warehousing. The number of…

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September 2018 employment: US adds 134,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 134,000 jobs, in September. The unemployment rate declined two percentage points to hit 3.7 percent as the number unemployed persons reduced slightly to 6 million. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks…

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August 2018 employment: US adds 201,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States remained unchanged at 3.9 percent, while the economy added 201,000 jobs, in August. The unemployment rate stayed at 3.9 percent as the number unemployed persons reduced slightly to 6.2 million. The…

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July 2018 employment: US adds 157,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States edged down to 3.9 percent, while the economy added 157,000 jobs, in July. In July, the unemployment rate edged down by 0.1 percentage point to 3.9 percent, following an increase in…

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