Jobs & Unemployment

State of the Union Address: President Obama Proposes Raising Minimum Wage to $9 an Hour

February 13, 2013

“President Barack Obama wants an increase in the minimum hourly wage from the current $7.25 to $9 by the end of 2015. Obama also proposes the minimum wage be required to keep pace with inflation.”

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President Obama State of the Union Address Excerpt: Job Creation Without Increasing the Deficit

February 12, 2013

“The president said his proposals to increase spending on manufacturing, infrastructure and clean-energy technologies would be fully paid for, though he did not specify in the excerpts how he would offset the cost of his proposals.”

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Bipartisan U.S. Senate Immigration Reform Bill Calls On Employers to Use Federal E-Verify System

February 11, 2013

“Critics of the database system say it’s too costly for small businesses to use, and it’s a serious constitutional concern.”

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U.S. Weekly Unemployment Filings Fall to 366,000

February 7, 2013

“The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 350,500, the lowest in nearly five years. The average is low because of seasonal factors, which reduced applications sharply last month.”

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United States Postal Service to End Saturday Delivery Beginning August 5th

February 6, 2013

“The move would impact 22,500 jobs, Donahoe said, which he plans to achieve without resorting to layoffs. Rather, he would eliminate overtime, offer buy outs and rely more on the part-time workforce.”

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Frontier Airlines Outsourcing 700 American Jobs Overseas

February 6, 2013

“About 60 percent of Frontier’s airport stations are staffed by external vendors. Tuesday’s announcement impacts the airline’s gate, ticket counter and ramp employees at the remaining 28 locations.”

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U.S. Economy Adds 157,000 Jobs in January 2013; Unemployment Rate Rises From 7.8% to 7.9%

February 1, 2013

“Employment numbers for November were revised higher to 247,000 from 161,000. For December, they were also revised higher to 196,000 from 155,000.”

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U.S. Small Business Employment Increases by 0.11% in January

January 31, 2013

“On a seasonally adjusted basis, average monthly compensation fell by 0.2% in January, or $6, compared with the increase of $13 seen in December.”

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Analysis: U.S. Employers Increasingly Relying on Internal Referrals for Hiring New Employees

January 28, 2013

“Economists and other experts say the recession has severed networks for many workers, especially the long-term unemployed, whose ranks have remained high even as the economy recovers.”

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New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie Vetoes Minimum Wage Increase

January 28, 2013

“Christie sent the bill back to lawmakers, suggesting a $0.25 per hour increase immediately, with an increase next year of $0.50 and a final raise of $0.25 in the third year.”

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White House Policy Adviser: President Obama Will Renew Push to Spur Investment in Clean Energy Projects That Create Jobs

January 25, 2013

“But Obama has continued to argue that the United States cannot fall behind in a global clean energy race dominated by countries like China,South Korea and Germany, which heavily subsidize their domestic industries.”

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Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry: Clean Energy is a Job Creator

January 24, 2013

“He also talked about the importance of getting into the clean energy market, calling it a job creator.”

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Labor Department: U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to 5-Year Low of 330,000

January 24, 2013

“The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 330,000. That’s the fewest since January 2008.”

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U.S. Labor Department: Unemployment Rate Fell in 22 States, Rose in 16 States

January 21, 2013

“The department’s monthly report also shows that steady hiring nationwide in the past two years has lowered the unemployment rate in many parts of the country. The rate is now below 7 percent in 25 states.”

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Data: Over 25% of American Workers with 401(k) and Retirement Savings Use Them to Pay Current Expenses

January 16, 2013

“Fresh data from Vanguard, one of the nation’s largest 401(k) managers, show a 12 percent increase in the number of workers who took loans against their retirement accounts or withdrew money outright since 2008.”

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