Health-care inefficiencies and poor lifestyle choices are often blamed for America’s high health costs, but what about workplace stressors such as job insecurity and low social support at work – do they have an impact? Yes: More than 120,000 deaths per year and 5-8% of health-care costs are associated with how U.S. companies manage their workforces, according to an analysis by Joel Goh of Harvard Business School along with Jeffrey Pfeffer and Stefanos A. Zenios of Stanford. The researchers said … Read the rest
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With the release of the May 2015 Jobs Report on June 5th, here are five things you should know about its numbers: 1. Record streak continues; This is the best jobs report of 2015 so far. The economy added 280,000 jobs in May, bringing us to 12.6 million private-sector jobs over the last 63 months. 2. Low unemployment; The unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.5 percent.… Read the rest
October was the ninth consecutive month with greater than 200,000 new jobs, and private employers have now created 10.6 million jobs over the last 56 months. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that both the unemployment rate (5.8 percent) and the number of unemployed persons (9.0 million) edged down in October. Since the beginning of the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 0.8 percentage point and 1.2 million, respectively. However, there is … Read the rest
In the week ending October 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 287,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 287,000 to 288,000. The 4-week moving average was 287,750, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since February 4, 2006 when it was 286,500. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 … Read the rest
In the week ending August 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 302,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 298,000. The 4-week moving average was 302,750, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 299,750. For more information, including tables summarizing this data, view the full news release.… Read the rest
As of July 2014, the United States economy has seen six consecutive months of job growth and 53 consecutive months of private sector job growth, the longest job growth streak since 1997. Read more at (Work In Progress), the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor.… Read the rest
In the week ending June 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 315,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 312,000 to 313,000. The 4-week moving average was 315,000, an increase of 500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 314,250 to 314,500.
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