Trends & Analysis

Minority-Owned Firms Experience Increase in '15

Minority-Owned Firms Experience Increase in '15

The number of minority-owned employer firms in the United States rose by about 4.9 percent in 2015.
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US Job Openings Flat in September as Hurricanes Slow Hiring

U.S. employers posted roughly the same number of open jobs in September as the previous month, partly because hurricanes held back hiring at restaurants and hotels.
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Behave Yourself (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It does seem that, finally, the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and actual assault in our society is being recognized and, at least in some quarters, a reckoning is happening.
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US 30-Year, Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rate Slips to 3.93 Percent

The rate on 30-year fixed-rate U.S. mortgages slipped to 3.93 percent this week. read more >

Cotton Exit Could Upend Arkansas '18 Election (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

The possibility of the state's junior U.S. senator stepping down to lead intelligence for the Trump administration could upend the 2018 campaign in Arkansas. read more >

Since When? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

If you can't trust yourself to compliment a woman without being a creep, then it's always fine to say nothing about her appearance at all. read more >

Construction Spending Surpasses Pre-recession Level

Construction spending in the United States in October 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,241.5 billion. read more >

Sexual Harassment Claims: What Companies Can Do (Michelle Kaemmerling Commentary)

Employers are wise to promptly and thoroughly investigate all claims of harassment or inappropriate conduct. read more >

Robust US Hiring Underscores Economy's Growing Momentum

U.S. employers added a substantial 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market's enduring strength in the economy's ninth year of expansion, and the unemployment rate held at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent. read more >

Applications for US Jobless Benefits Drop Again to 236K

The number of unemployed workers filing for jobless benefits fell by 2,000 last week to 236,000, the lowest level in five weeks and further evidence of the strength in the labor market. read more >

ADP: Small Businesses Hire at Moderate Pace in November

Small businesses hired at a moderate pace last month, adding 50,000 jobs, according to payroll provider ADP. read more >