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Unemployment Rate – February 2018

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

The unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low in February, while job gains were surprisingly better than analysts had expected. [more]

Unemployment Rate – January 2018

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Job gains were better in January than analysts had expected and wages grew at their fastest pace since 2009. The January unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low. [more]

Can I Take Family or Medical Leave for Flu?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Generally, eligible employees may take job-protected leave from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for their own illnesses or those of sick family members; but, whether or not the flu is covered under the FMLA depends on its seriousness according to the U.S. Department of Labor. [more]

Unemployment Rate – December 2017

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Job gains were fewer in December than analysts had expected, but the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low. [more]

Unemployment Rate – November 2017

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Another strong jobs report in November and the unemployment rate remained at its lowest level in 17 years. [more]

Unemployment Rate – October 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

The economy rebounded in October as employees returned to work after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point in 17 years. [more]

Unemployment Rate – September 2017

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

In September the economy lost jobs for the first time in seven years, thanks to hurricanes. The unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points. [more]

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