Bureau of Labor Statistics

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American teens don’t want to work

You may have a tough time getting your kids to do their homework or eat their vegetables. Now you can add getting a job to that list. The number of teenagers with summer jobs has […]

05/01/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md., Monday, April 7, 2014, about the economy and to announce the winners of a competition he launched last fall to bring together educators and employers to redesign the high school experience to give students access to real-world career skills and college-level courses. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday that would make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace […]

04/08/2014

This undated handout image provided by the Social Security Administration shows a prepaid MasterCard debit card that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients who do not have bank accounts have the option of getting with their benefits instead of a paper check. (AP Photo/Social Security Administration)

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.5 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announced Wednesday. The increase is among the smallest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. […]

10/30/2013

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Social Security raise to be among lowest in years

WASHINGTON (AP) – For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest a benefit increase of […]

10/13/2013

Farm mapper video from Scott Heiberger posted on YouTube.

Wis. farmers, firefighters partner on hazards maps

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Without even thinking, Joe Ortner rattles off a list of items on his family’s dairy farm that could kill you: 1,000 gallons of diesel, 500 gallons of gas, cleaning chemicals in the […]

05/25/2013

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Congress spares military’s tuition aid program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has spared a program that provides tuition aid to active duty military from the budget knife. The House cleared a massive spending bill that includes a provision restoring the program for the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps.

03/21/2013

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Government data show record holiday hiring

CHICAGO (AP) – A leading job placement firm says retailers last month hired a record number of seasonal workers. Challenger, Gray and Christmas says its analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows […]

12/10/2012

American puts up 'help wanted' sign after buyouts

NEW YORK (AP) – Wanted: A few good recruits to serve coffee and help combat terrorism at 30,000 feet. American Airlines said Wednesday that it will post job openings for 1,500 flight attendants next month. […]

10/17/2012

How the government compiles the jobs report

(AP) – The unemployment rate’s sharp fall in September, reported a month before the election, led some Republicans to question whether the numbers had been manipulated to benefit President Barack Obama. Current and former officials […]

10/05/2012

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