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Pulaski Tech Awarded $5.7M to Expand Nursing Program

The college in North Little Rock currently has a waiting list of students looking to get into the program. read more >
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How Immigrant Workers in US Have Helped Boost Job Growth and Stave Off a Recession

MIAMI (AP) — Having fled economic and political chaos in Venezuela, Luisana Silva now loads carpets for a South Carolina rug company. She earns enough to pay rent, buy groceries, […] read more >
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Another Month of Robust US Job Growth Points to Continued Economic Strength

Friday’s report from the Labor Department also showed that the unemployment rate dipped from 3.9% to 3.8%. read more >
Small Business

US Applications for Jobless Benefits Rise to Highest Level in Two Months, but Layoffs Remain Low

Many economists thought rapid rate hikes could potentially tip the country into recession, but jobs have remained plentiful. read more >
Government & Politics

US Job Openings Rise Modestly to 8.8 Million in February in Strong Labor Market

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job openings barely changed in February, staying at historically high levels in a sign that the American job market remains strong. The Labor Department reported Tuesday […] read more >
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US Inflation Up Again in February, The Latest Sign That Price Pressures Remain Elevated

Prices rose 0.4% from January to February, higher than the previous month’s figure of 0.3%, the Labor Department said Tuesday. read more >
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US Employers Add a Surprisingly Strong 275,000 Jobs, a Sign of Continued Economic Strength

Last month’s job growth marked an increase from a revised gain of 229,000 jobs in January. read more >
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US Job Openings Stay Steady at Nearly 8.9 Million in January, a Sign Labor Market Remains Strong

Layoffs fell modestly, but so did the number of Americans quitting their jobs — a sign of confidence they can find higher pay or better working conditions elsewhere. read more >
Banking & Finance

Commercial Banking Employees Number 1.35M in December

The number of employees in the U.S. commercial banking sector stood at 1.35 million in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more >
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Government & Politics / Small Business

New Rule Tightens Worker Classification Standards

Labor advocates have supported the rule, saying employers have increasingly exploited lax rules to misclassify them and avoid paying minimum wage and benefits. read more >
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US Job Openings Fell Slightly in November but Remain High by Historical Standards

Wednesday's report from the Labor Department showed that the number of job vacancies dipped from 8.9 million in October. It also showed that the number of people quitting their jobs — a sign of confidence in the labor market — fell to its lowest level since February 2021. read more >
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US Applications for Jobless Benefits Rise but Labor Market Remains Solid

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but not enough to raise concern about the labor market or broader economy. read more >
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Wholesale Inflation in US Slowed Further Last Month

Wholesale inflation in the United States was unchanged in November, suggesting that price increases in the economy’s pipeline are continuing to gradually ease. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that its […] read more >
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Labor Market Stays Sturdy: US Employers Add 199,000 Jobs in November

The unemployment rate has now remained below 4% for 22 straight months, the longest such streak since the late 1960s. read more >
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US Job Openings Fall to Lowest Level Since March 2021 as Labor Market Cools

Layoffs were up modestly in October. And the number of Americans who quit their jobs – which generally reflects confidence in their ability to find better pay or working conditions elsewhere — was down slightly. read more >
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Applications for Jobless Benefits Up Modestly, but Continuing Claims Reach Highest Level in 2 Years

Analysts say the continuing claims are rising because many of those who are already unemployed may now be having a harder time finding new work. read more >
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US Inflation Eased Slightly in September

Consumer prices rose 0.4% from August to September, below the previous month's 0.6% pace. read more >
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US Employers Added a Surprisingly Strong 336,000 Jobs in September

The economy has now added an average of 266,000 jobs a month for the past three months, a streak that could make it likelier that the Federal Reserve will raise its key rate again before year's end as it continues its drive to tame inflation. read more >
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US Job Openings Rise Unexpectedly in August

Most of the August increase in openings came from just one industry: professional and business services. read more >
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Labor Market Stays Strong as Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level in Nearly 8 Months

U.S. applications for jobless claims fell by 20,000 to 201,000 for the week ending Sept. 16, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That's the lowest figure since the last week of January. read more >