Miscellaneous

Despite political and Congressional efforts to strengthen organized labor (as evidenced by the above-referenced PRO Act), union membership remained flat in 2019 over the prior year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total union membership in both the private and public sectors dropped another 0.2 percent last year with membership stagnant at 10.3…

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Miscellaneous

According to numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) last week, there were almost 900,000 job openings in the leisure and hospitality industry as of the end of August, a reduction of almost 100,000 from the same time last year. That said however, there was also other very good news on the average…

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The Economy and Job Creation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is scheduled to release the September jobs report later this morning, but heading into today, it is projected in many circles that the economy will have added 147,000 non-farm jobs last month. Private payroll firm ADP released their monthly report which showed the addition of 135,000 jobs in September,…

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Miscellaneous

According to a new Gallup poll just released last week, Americans’ economic confidence is currently the highest it has been in the past 18 years. Gallup reports that 54% of Americans believe the current economy is “excellent” or “good,” with 57 percent expecting the economy to continue improving. More than two-thirds of Americans believe now…

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