Archives for July 2010

Total Compensation Costs

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 1.8 percent for the 12-month period ending June 2010.

Work in the Future

The times they are a-changin’. Those lyrics seem eerily appropriate almost fifty years later. In that time many things have changed, change seemed rapid and incessant. Over the years the way we work has also changed. Back in th e1960’s the U.S. was primarily made up of Blue collar workers. Now we are increasingly white collar tellecommuters.

Unemployment Rate Falls, but Momentum Weak in Job Market

The nation’s unemployment rate fell in June, though hiring by the private sector remained soft, according to a government report Friday. The figures suggest the economic recovery is moving forward this summer, but with weak momentum in the job market.

“$100,000 A Year for Part-Time Work”

Job Security May Not Be What It Used To Be for Some Government Positions By Robert Jay   When these are the facts….   61 percent of Americans “always or usually” live paycheck to paycheck, which was up from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007. 66 percent of the income growth between […]

AP reports New Jobless Claims Jump

WASHINGTON — New jobless claims in the U.S. jumped last week by the most since February, reversing a sharp fall two weeks ago. The rise is partly a result of seasonal factors but also reflects the job The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance jumped by 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 464,000. Analysts […]

Payrolls drop by 125K, jobless rate falls

FOX News reported the following: WASHINGTON — A wave of federal census layoffs cut U.S. payrolls in June for the first time in six months, while private employers added a modest number of jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, its lowest level in almost a year. Employers cut 125,000 jobs last month, the […]