After a blockbuster opening to the year, economists expect the February data to show the return of a gradual slowdown in hiring.
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You’re Now a ‘Manager.’ Forget About Overtime Pay.
New evidence shows that many employers are mislabeling rank-and-file workers as managers to avoid paying them overtime.
Biden Nominates Julie Su as U.S. Labor Secretary
President Biden’s choice to lead the Labor Department is the deputy to the incumbent, Martin J. Walsh, who is leaving the administration.
Biden Administration Plans Crackdown on Migrant Child Labor
The announcement came days after a Times investigation showed children were working in dangerous jobs throughout the United States.
Biden Labor Secretary to Depart to Run N.H.L. Players Union
Martin J. Walsh, a former mayor of Boston, was regarded as an unusually visible labor secretary.
U.S. Hiring Surges With January Gain of 517,000 Jobs
The report defied expectations and underscored the challenges for the Federal Reserve, which is trying to cool the labor market to fight inflation.
U.S. Survey Shows an Uptick in Job Openings, and Not in Layoffs
The Labor Department found a rise in the number of posted jobs per worker in December, despite the Fed’s efforts to cool the labor market.
US Added 223,000 Jobs in December, a Slight Easing in Pace
The Federal Reserve’s moves to cool the economy with higher interest rates seem to be taking gentle hold. Wage growth lost momentum.
Labor Market Strength Persisted Heading Into the Holidays
Government data from November showed job openings remained high, with rates of quitting and layoffs holding steady.
U.S. Job Growth Remains Strong, Defying Fed’s Rate Strategy
Employers added 263,000 workers in November, even as some industries showed signs of a slowdown. Wage growth exceeded expectations.
Job Openings Ease, but Layoffs Are Little Changed
Government data for October shows the labor market is still strong, though cooling slightly.
U.S. Added 261,000 Jobs in Strong Showing
Job growth is slowing but remains stronger than comfortable for the Federal Reserve, which is trying to tame high inflation.
Biden Proposal Could Lead to Employee Status for Gig Workers
A proposed rule, long awaited by labor activists, would make it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors.
U.S. Job Growth Eases, but Is Too Strong to Suit Investors
The gain of 263,000 was shy of recent monthly totals but still robust. Stocks fell on fears of a harder, longer Fed campaign to fight inflation.
U.S. Job Growth Slowed in August
The monthly employment report suggested that the Federal Reserve might be able to tame inflation without causing a recession.
UPS Drivers Say ‘Brutal’ Heat Is Endangering Their Lives
As summers have grown hotter, high temperatures inside trucks without air conditioning have also sickened postal carriers and others who deliver America’s packages. A few have died.
With Surge in July, U.S. Recovers the Jobs Lost in the Pandemic
The increase of 528,000 outstripped expectations, and the gains were spread widely across industries. The jobless rate fell to 3.5 percent.
U.S. Economy Added 372,000 Jobs in June, Defying Slowdown Fears
The strong Labor Department report comes as consumers and businesses express increasing concern about a downturn.
Hiring Remains Strong Even as Fed Tries to Cool Economy
The Labor Department reported 390,000 new jobs in May, as policymakers try to ease inflation without inducing a recession.
April Jobs Report: Gain of 428,000 Shows Vibrant Labor Market
The Labor Department reported a gain of 428,000 jobs in April, along with a 5.5 percent increase in average hourly earnings from a year earlier.
Workers are returning, just not as fast as employers want to hire them.
After lagging earlier in the recovery, the labor force has rebounded strongly in recent months. But job openings are rising even faster.
What Makes a Good Job Good?
An initiative to define what makes jobs bad or good is long overdue.
Workers Are Still in High Demand, Department of Labor Reports
The job market remained very strong last month, suggesting that workers remain in high demand and are still quitting more often, a Labor Department report showed.
U.S. Employers Still Scrambling to Fill Vacancies, Report Shows
Openings remained high in January, the Labor Department reported, as did the number of workers quitting their jobs.
Biden’s Pro-Labor Vision Goes Beyond America
The global rules of trade are being rewritten, and the Biden administration wants to make them more labor-friendly.
Strong Job Growth Continues as Latest Covid Wave Eases
The U.S. economy added 678,000 jobs in February and unemployment fell to 3.8 percent, the lowest level since the pandemic took hold.
January 2022 Jobs Report: Strong Gains Show Resilient Economy
A gain of 467,000 jobs in January defied forecasts that the Omicron variant would hobble the labor market.
Why the January Jobs Report May Disappoint, and Is Sure to Perplex
Omicron’s impact is likely to be reflected unevenly in the data, and normal seasonal patterns may have been upended.
Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers
But the justices allowed a vaccination requirement for health care workers at facilities that receive federal money.
U.S. Sues Shop Owner Who Dumped 91,500 Pennies on Ex-Worker’s Driveway
The Labor Department said the owner of a Georgia auto-repair shop had retaliated against the former employee for reporting that he had not received his final paycheck.
More Workers Quit Than Ever in November as U.S. Job Openings Remain Near a Record.
Government data for November shows the continuing disruption of the coronavirus in the labor market.
November 2021 Jobs Report: A Gain of 210,000
Employers reported adding 210,000 jobs, the year’s weakest showing, but there were also bright spots. The mixed picture complicated policy prospects.
Initial unemployment claims last week fell to a half-century low.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the figure fell to 199,000, a milestone in the economic recovery from the shock of the pandemic.
Record Number of American Workers Quit Jobs in September
Nearly a million workers quit in the leisure and hospitality industry alone, reflecting the competition for workers after pandemic-induced shutdowns.
October Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Added 531,000 Jobs
The showing was a significant improvement from the previous month and a sign that employers are feeling more optimistic as the latest coronavirus surge eases.
OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate: Your Questions Answered
We’re answering your questions about the new OSHA rules for employers with 100 or more workers. This F.A.Q. was last updated at 2 p.m.
Biden Administration Sets Jan. 4 Deadline for Vaccination Mandate
The new guidance will cover 84 million workers, who will be required to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.
Social Security Cost of Living Increase Will be 5.9 Percent in 2022
The increase, a cost-of-living adjustment that applies to about 70 million Americans, comes as consumer prices have jumped sharply.
September 2021 Jobs Report Shows Gain of Just 194,000 as Delta Persisted
The Labor Department’s latest monthly survey was taken when the variant was near its peak.
August 2021 Jobs Report: Employers Added Only 235,000 Jobs
The Labor Department report indicates that the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus has hampered hiring.
June Jobs Report Shows an 850,000 Gain, Better Than Expected
The Labor Department data follows several promising signs about the economic outlook.
‘I Quit My Job’ Is a Signal of Economic Recovery
With new opportunities and a different perspective as the pandemic eases, workers are choosing to leave their jobs in record numbers.
Raymond Donovan, 90, Dies; Labor Secretary Quit Under a Cloud
He faced fraud charges when he left the Reagan administration, but a jury acquitted him, leaving him to ask, “Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?”
May 2021 Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 559,000 to Payrolls
Many employers report having trouble finding applicants. Economists say the labor market may simply need time to get sorted out.
Biden Defends Unemployment Benefits, Provided Workers Accept Job Offers
The president’s comments and a raft of policy announcements were a pushback to Republican criticism of his economic plan after a disappointing jobs report on Friday.
April 2021 Jobs Report Shows Slowdown in Hiring
Vaccinations, declining Covid-19 infection rates and an easing of business restrictions are helping the labor market to heal.
How Joe Biden Can Protect Essential Workers from Coronavirus
The Labor Department still (still!) needs to do more to protect employees from getting Covid on the job.
Unemployment claims data will shed new light on the economy.
The increasing pace of vaccinations — combined with the easing of restrictions on business and consumer activity in many states, and the arrival of stimulus funds — has helped lift hiring in recent weeks.
Jobs Report March 2021: Gain of 916,000 as Recovery Sped Up
The gain of 916,000 was the biggest since August, and unemployment fell to 6 percent. Barring a setback in fighting the virus, the outlook is bullish.
Why Are Jobless Claims Still High? For Some, It’s the Multiple Layoffs.
A California study shows the extent of dependence on benefits over the last year and how many people have shuttled in and out of work.