Job Market


Five Jobs with Surprisingly Low Pay

Here's a look at five jobs with surprisingly low pay…

And, no, teachers didn't make the list. Everyone knows they're way underpaid...

Economic Data

2015 Job Layoffs Up 31% Year Over Year in August

Job layoffs in August were a notable improvement from July. However, the 2015 year-to-date total is up 31% from the same period a year ago.

Retail and oil have been hit particularly hard.

Keep reading to find out where the steepest job cuts came from last month...


U.S. Company Layoffs in 2015 Up 13% Year Over Year

U.S. company layoffs are up 13% in 2015 from the year before.

U.S.-based employers announced a whopping 41,034 job cuts last month.

Check out this list of employers that are slashing scary high amounts of jobs from their payrolls...


Here's How Bad Job Layoffs in the U.S. Are Now

Job layoffs in the U.S. soared 68% in April. Low oil prices pressured companies across all sectors to trim headcount.

U.S.-based employers announced a whopping 61,582 job cuts last month. That was up from 36,594 in March. It was also 53% higher year over year, when the job cut tally was 40,298.

Check out this list of employers that are slashing scary high amounts of jobs from their payrolls...


These Charts Show How Many Oil Jobs Have Been Lost in 2015

If one number summarizes the oil price meltdown, it's 150,000.

That's about how many oil jobs have been lost in 2015 as of Aug. 2. It's a massive hit considering about 600,000 people work in the U.S. energy sector.

Here's a chart-by-chart breakdown of just how deep the numbers really go...


Jobs Report Turns Tables on Traditional Retail Havens

The lower than expected jobs numbers that the Bureau of Labor Statistics released last week could signal a trend more disturbing than a potential rise in unemployment.

Find out why.


The Scary Wage Growth Story in the December Jobs Report

The December jobs report released today (Friday) by the U.S. Department of Labor highlights what’s missing in the job market’s recovery: wage growth.

According to the report, the United States added 252,000 jobs last month, ahead of consensus estimates of 240,000. That was enough to push the unemployment rate down to 5.6%.

But those impressive numbers were not enough to distract from the bigger story of falling wages…


Where September's Job Gains Came From

The unemployment rate dipped below 6% for the first time in six years, as the U.S. Department of Labor reported today (Friday) that employers added 248,000 new jobs in September. The gains took the unemployment rate down to 5.9% from August's 6.1% and beat consensus estimates of 215,000.

Here's where September's job gains came from - plus a look at the trouble still lurking beneath the numbers...


July Jobs Report: Growth Slows, Slack Lingers in U.S. Labor Market

U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July, resulting in an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate, according to the July jobs report just released today (Friday) by the U.S. Department of Labor.

After surging (a revised) 298,000 in June, nonfarm payrolls increased by 209,000 last month. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2% from 6.1%.

Here are 12 key takeaways from the closely watched July jobs report…


May Jobs Report: Employment Exceeds Pre-Recession Peak, but Hold the Cheers…

The May jobs report had the potential to pass for decent, but then we looked at the labor force participation rate…

See why this latest U.S. jobs report is flashing some warning signs about our economy.