1 in 5 Business Owners Say Finding Workers Single Biggest Problem

Small business owners are continuing to hire at near-record levels, according to a monthly jobs report published by the National Federation of Independent Business. Sixty-three percent of owners reported either hiring or attempting to hire new employees in the last month, an increase of five points from the previous month, and the highest level of […]

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Unemployment Rate at Lowest Rate in 18 Years

The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in May, beating expectations and delivering a positive jobs report, indicating a bustling economy. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8%, the lowest it’s been since 2000. Economists had been expecting an addition of 190,000 and the unemployment rate remaining steady at 3.9%. Perhaps the most positive news in the […]

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Vermont Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There – And Work from Home

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed a bill into law that calls for the state to pay individuals to move there and telecommute to out-of-state work. The program, called the New Remote Worker Grant Program allocates $5,000 per worker per year, and a total of $10,000 per worker over the life of the program. Funds […]

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U.S. Job Openings Now Equal Unemployed

U.S. job openings now nearly match unemployed workers, according to Labor Department data and Bloomberg News. The April jobs report showed that the U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs. Jobs figures for February were revised slightly downward but were revised significantly upward for March. The net gain was an additional 30,000 jobs over previous estimates. The […]

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Economy Adds 313,000 Jobs in Strong February Jobs Report

The economy added a strong 313,000 jobs in the month of February beating Wall Street expectations and fueling strong gains in the stock market.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose nearly 300 points in early trading in the wake of the reports’ release. The unemployment rate stayed the same at 4.1%, the fifth straight month […]

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Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs According to Strong Jobs Report

The economy added 200,000 jobs in January and unemployment held at 4.1% according to the January jobs report released by the Labor Department.  November’s and December’s totals were revised upward by an additional 24,000 jobs. The unemployment rate has dropped from 4.8% to 4.1% over the last year.  It has been at 4.1%, the lowest […]

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US Economy Ads 250,000 Jobs in December According to Strong Jobs Report

The US economy added 250,000 jobs last month beating estimates of 190,000 in a jobs report released this morning.  It was the strongest month of job creation since March 2017. Professional and business services accounted for the most job gains with 72,000 new positions.  Education and health services came in second with 50,000.  Transportation and […]

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