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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]

Unemployment Rate – October 2016

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Job growth was solid but below economists’ expectations in October, while hourly wages rose more than they had in seven years and the unemployment rate ticked down a notch. [more]

Must my employer give me time off to vote?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

If you’re wondering whether or not your employer must give you time off from work to vote in U.S. elections, such as in the Clinton vs. Trump presidential election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, it depends on whether or not the state in which you work has enacted a law with employee “time off to vote” provisions. [more]

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