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Tag Archives: Labor Department

4.2 Million Americans Quit their Jobs in October

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The number of Americans who quit their jobs in October remained high, decreasing only slightly to 4.2 million, down from a record 4.4 million in September, according to the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report that came out on Wednesday. In addition, the number of job …

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United States Adds More Than 530,000 Jobs In October

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The Labor Department on Friday said more than a half-million jobs were added to the U.S. economy in October — soundly beating what most analysts had predicted. The department said in its monthly report that 531,000 jobs were added last month. In the run-up to Friday’s report, most economists projected …

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Weekly Claims For Unemployment Benefits Dip To Pandemic Low

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The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to 360,000 last week, the lowest level since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. The reading was a decrease of 26,000 from the prior week’s revised level and the lowest level since March 14, 2020, …

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Business Leaders Meeting With Congress To Push For Paid Leave

Business leaders are meeting with Congress this week for ‘Businesses for Paid Leave Week of Action.’ The large and small business leaders are pushing for a national paid family and medical leave policy. “Business leaders will share with key legislative leaders the positive benefits of paid leave, from supporting diversity and …

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U.S. Attorney General Announces COVID-19 Fraud Task Force

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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland today directed the establishment of the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to marshal the resources of the Department of Justice in partnership with agencies across the government to enhance enforcement efforts against COVID-19 related fraud. “The task force will augment and incorporate the existing coordination …

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