GovBeat: jobs


Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Missouri, Pennsylvania are the next fronts in war on public employee unions

Republicans are pushing paycheck protection bills in two states.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:45 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs, Missouri, Pennsylvania, States

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Unemployment dips to post-recession lows in 29 states

Many states saw unemployment in December fall to lows not seen in at least 4.5 years.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs, newsletter, States, Unemployment

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Population growth in New Mexico is approaching zero—and other bad signs

A presentation from one of the state’s top economists shows the dire state of the state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:50 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  demographics, Economic mobility, economy, income inequality, jobs, labor, New Mexico, population

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/06/2014

In some states, nearly half of job-seekers are long-term unemployed

In New Jersey, Florida and the District of Columbia, they make up more than 45 percent of the unemployed, according to new data.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, jobless, jobs, newsletter, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 01/01/2014

Critical vote looms for Boeing Machinists

Boeing’s Machinists will take a high-stakes vote on Friday that will decide the fate of 20,000 jobs.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:01 AM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boeing, economy, jobs, labor, Missouri, South Carolina, States, unions, Utah, washington

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live

A state and county breakdown of how the expiration of emergency aid on Saturday affects the unemployed.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economic mobility, economy, jobless, jobs, maps, newsletter, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

In 27 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the state labor recovery remains weak.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Idaho, jobless, jobs, Nevada, New Jersey, newsletter, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Unemployment

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 02:53 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Boeing’s 777X wish list revealed

The company wants states to pick up the tab for land and facilities -- and to totally change their tax codes.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:53 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  777x, boeing, economy, jobs, newsletter, States

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 06:03 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Washington legislators to hold special session over Boeing benefits

The legislature will vote on a package of tax cuts and transportation fixes to secure long-term Boeing jobs.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:03 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boeing, economy, jobs, labor, newsletter, States, washington

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Unemployment fell nationally, but it’s still 10 percent or more in 28 metro areas

Ten states still have regions with high unemployment.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:28 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs, Unemployment

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 09/23/2013

The state jobs recovery is nowhere near where it should be

Only one state is adding jobs faster than it’s adding people.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:05 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs

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

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Local governments cutting hours over Obamacare costs

Cities and counties facing the prospect of paying new health-care costs are opting instead to reduce the hours their part-time employees work.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, economy, jobs, new jersey, obamacare, taxes, texas, virginia, wisconsin