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Unemployment Rate – April 2017

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

The April unemployment ticked down a notch to its lowest level in a decade. Job growth was impressive after poor job growth last month. [more]

Unemployment Rate – March 2017

Friday, April 7th, 2017

The March unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in a decade, even though job growth was relatively unimpressive in President Trump’s second full month in office. [more]

Unemployment Rate – February 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

The unemployment rate ticked down a notch in February, while net job growth surpassed economists’ expectations in President Trump’s first full month in office. [more]

Unemployment Rate – January 2017

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The January unemployment rate ticked up a notch while net job growth surpassed economists’ expectations in the final weeks of President Obama’s second term. [more]

Unemployment Rate – December 2016

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Although job gains came in somewhat below economists’ expectations in Obama’s last full month as president, employers created a record number of jobs under his two terms as president. Wage growth reached a seven-year high in December. [more]

Unemployment Rate – November 2016

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The November unemployment rate dropped to its lowest mark in nine years, while employers added 178,000 jobs. [more]

Can I Take Family or Medical Leave for Flu?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

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]

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