Bureau Of Labor Statistics
Unions have been in decline in the United States for years as states, like Florida, became right-to-work states. Last year, union membership fell to its lowest level since the 1930’s with just 11.3 percent of workers in unions.
Each week, Florida women are earning 16% less than Florida men, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.
The eagerly awaited October jobs numbers from the Labor Department were released on schedule Friday and showed 171,000 jobs added in October with the unemployment ticking a notch higher to 7.9 percent.
The U.S. economy only added 96,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but those numbers were less than the more than 100,000 economists were expecting.
The national unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in three years, but the news wasn’t all good as job growth slowed to a point that could signal a stagnation of job creation.
The Great Recession has taken a large toll on the Florida workforce, even after the recession technically ended.
Florida’s unemployment rate has been stuck in double-digits for months now, but new numbers on the national level may give Floridians hope that the employment picture is pointing in the right direction.
Florida had the second best year among all the states in terms of reducing unemployment over the last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week.
Jontavia Bellamy and her family packed up the car to head to Miami Beach and barbeque Monday. But her Labor Day cookout plans left a sour taste in her mouth. Bellamy would rather have been working.