Economy Added 173,000 Jobs in August 2015

There was not much job creation happening in August. The economy added 173,000 jobs in August 2015. This was a decrease from July when 245,000 jobs were added after being revised upward from 215,000. Read more... September 4, 2015

Chipotle Plans to Hire 4,000 People With First National Career Day

Chipotle is planning its first National Career Day on September 9th. The Mexican grill chain plans to hire 4,000 new employees. Chipotle will hold interviews at its U.S. restaurants from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Read more... September 1, 2015

U.S. Economy Added 280,000 Jobs in May

The U.S. economy added 280,000 in May according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This was the biggest monthly job gain so far this year. The U.S. has now added over a million new jobs so far in 2015. The employment rate climbed to 5.5%. Read more... June 5, 2015

U.S. Economy Adds 126,000 Jobs in March

The U.S. economy added just 126,000 jobs in March. This was much lower than the job reports for January and February. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5%. Read more... April 3, 2015

Economy Added 295,000 Jobs in February

The economy added 295,000 jobs in February according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic. The unemployment rate fell to 5.5% percent. The number of unemployed persons also edged down to 8.7 million. However, the long-term unemployed (jobless for 27+ weeks) remained unchanged at 2.7 million. The chart above shows the unemployment rate steadily falling over the past two years. Read more... March 6, 2015

Economy Added 257,000 Jobs in January

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its January 2015 employment report. The economy added 257,000 nonfarm jobs in January. Jobs added for the previous two months were revised upwards. The economy has added 336,000 jobs per month on average over the past 3 months. Read more... February 6, 2015

Glassdoor Raises $70 Million in Financing Led by Google Capital

The Glassdoor job site has raised $70 million in a financing round. Glassdoor made the announcement in a press release. The company says the financing was led by Google Capital and Tiger Global. Read more... January 6, 2015

Economy Added 321,000 Jobs in November

The U.S. economy added 321,000 jobs in November. This was the biggest monthly job increase in three years. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.8%. Read more... December 5, 2014

Seattle to Raise Minimum Wage to $15/Hour

Seattle's city council has voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. This will be the highest minimum wage in the nation. The state of Washington is currently the state that also has the highest minimum wage at $9.32/hour. Read more... June 4, 2014

Vermont Raises Minimum Wage to $10.50

Vermont has raised the minimum wage to $10.50. It was previously $8.73. CNN/Money reports that the minimum wage in the state will be increased in phases through 2018. Read more... May 13, 2014
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