GovBeat: employment


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/26/2013

New laws coming in elections and social issues

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, education, elections, employment, laws, newsletter, States

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Sequestration lost Massachusetts $2.2 billion, study finds

The state lost or failed to generate more than 14,000 jobs in the 2013 fiscal year, the authors find.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:22 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, employment, jobs, Massachusetts, Sequestration, spending

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Native Americans’ unemployment has been above 10 percent for five years now

Nearly 400 years after a notable feast, Native Americans lag on at least one stat: jobs.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:18 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs, Wages & Employment

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

In 16 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the nation is still far from enjoying a full jobs recovery.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, employment, Florida, georgia, indiana, jobs, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Unemployment, Wages & Employment, wisconsin

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 11/05/2013

New Jersey just became the fifth state to add a minimum wage in its constitution

The state also enshrined minimum wage increases in its constitution.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:57 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, New Jersey, Wages & Employment

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Forget Congress: 21 states already protect gays in the workplace

Although states with protections also have relatively few complaints of such discrimination.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:43 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, labor, maps, Wages & Employment

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Report: Pro-business groups are attacking wage and labor standards, one state at a time

A new paper documents a widespread free-market movement in the states.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:33 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wages, Wages & Employment

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/08/2013

At least 26,000 federal workers file for unemployment in DC, Maryland during shutdown

A D.C. spokeswoman says the claims represent a major increase.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shutdown, Wages & Employment

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Shutdown aside, federal-worker incomes are already taking a hit in the states

Not only do federal workers lose pay in a shutdown, but their incomes were already falling.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:33 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wages & Employment

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/26/2013

84 percent of the largest U.S. counties saw year-over-year jobs gains

The state of employment and wages in the nation’s counties is improving, but to varying degrees.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  employment, Wages, Wages & Employment

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Most government jobs are local (and so are the cuts)

Local governments have suffered disproportionate job losses since the start of the Great Recession in late 2007.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:05 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  employment, jobs