GovBeat: Wages

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