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The Office-Push Pull: Homebodies Still Occupy Sizable Job SpaceLock Icon

The trend is clear: A significant amount of remote work is still happening since the pandemic, and employers and commercial property owners are working to find the new normal for office space. read more >
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A Dismal Jobs Figure is Likely for January, but Economists Expect a Quick Rebound

If losses are reported, as some analysts predict, there would be little mystery about the culprit. read more >
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Puzzle Overhanging Job Market: When Will More People Return?

Are more people finally starting to look for work? read more >

Retail Sales Up 17.7% in May

Retail sales in the United States rose a record 17.7% in May, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, reflecting a surge in buying as businesses that had been shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic reopened. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Arkansas in Top 5 for Reliance on Steel Imports

Arkansas is among the states that rely most heavily on imports of steel and aluminum, according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution, a public policy nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. read more >
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The Best Time to Nudge Your Employees to Save (Sarah Catherine Gutierrez Commentary)

People will save money if we can first make it easy and then ask them to save. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

Construction Spending Slips Slightly in October

Construction spending in the United States fell 0.1 percent in October compared with September, its third straight monthly decline, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Spending reached a peak of $1.32 trillion in May. read more >
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Millennial Salaries Adjusted State by State

The map, created by the website HowMuch.net, a cost information website, shows median annual salaries for millennials on an adjusted basis. read more >
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Government & Politics / Nonprofits

Census Says Little Change in U.S. Poverty Rates

The poverty rates by age and gender in the United States in 2014 showed no statistical difference compared with 2013, according to a report released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau. read more >

Census Says Higher Salaries Follow Advanced Degrees

Average wages generally are higher for occupations requiring more education, though they don’t always track exactly. read more >
Government & Politics / Nonprofits

U.S. Poverty Rate Falls for First Time Since 2006

The official poverty rate in the U.S. in 2013 stood at 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012, making it the first decline in the poverty rate since 2006. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Census Says 42 Million Americans Without Health Insurance in 2013

The percentage of Americans without health insurance in 2013 was 13.4 percent, or 42 million people, according to a report released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau. read more >

Census Says 2013 Median Income Shows No Change

The U.S. Census Bureau announced earlier this month that real median household income showed no statistically significant change in 2013 compared with 2012. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Census Shows Details of 2013 New Housing

Highlights of the U.S. Census Bureau's annual report of the 569,000 single-family homes completed in 2013. read more >