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The 'coveted soft landing' is here, Biden's top labor official says — and it could set Americans up for an interest rate cut in September

The jobs market is moderating, but Americans are not facing a recession. It's a signal the Fed migh…

Ayelet Sheffey,Juliana Kaplan   


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Why Gen Z college graduates are having a harder time finding jobs in a strong labor market

Recent college graduates are struggling to find work. Some could come to question the value of thei…

Jacob Zinkula,Andy Kiersz   


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Surging immigration will boost the US labor force and send GDP higher, Goldman says

"Elevated immigration has boosted labor force growth and, by extension, potential GDP growth," Gold…

Matthew Fox   


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Why Americans' confidence in finding a new job is tanking even as the labor market is humming along

Americans are the most pessimistic they've been in years about their chances of finding a new job i…

Jacob Zinkula,Madison Hoff   


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Hospital wait times will still be bad this year, even with labor gains

The US may be recovering from a physician shortage, but don't expect to spend less time in hospital…

Allie Kelly   


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Looking for a career change? What the new Goldilocks labor market means for job seekers and workers

Job quitting and wage growth aren't that dramatic anymore. However, it's a good labor market for jo…

Madison Hoff   


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Immigration has helped the hot US economy and labor market, but there's a risk of oversupply, Fitch says

The surge of immigration into the US is supporting the blowout jobs market, but eventually that cou…

Filip De Mott   


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America is on the brink of an unemployment fiasco

The number of unemployed Americans keeps rising. To keep the US job market from getting worse, the …

Neil Dutta   


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A Texas Gen Xer who went to college in his 40s says it didn't help him find a job and saddled him with over $100k in student debt

A Texas-based truck driver went to college in his 40s to change careers. He said his degree hasn't …

Jacob Zinkula   


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Companies are going bankrupt at the fastest pace since the pandemic

Bankruptcy filings this year are at the highest level in 13 years for this time of year, S&P Global…

Filip De Mott   


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The US economy added more jobs than expected last month as unemployment surprisingly rose

The economy added 206,000 jobs in June, above the forecast. The US unemployment rate is unexpectedl…

Madison Hoff   


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California put up its fast-food wage to $20. Its governor is adamant it's not causing employment to fall.

Critics of the legislation warned that the higher wages could lead to restaurants laying off some o…

Grace Dean   


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Baltimore gave young parents $1,000 a month. Participants used the money to pay bills and secure stable housing.

Baltimore gave low-income parents $1,000 a month for two years. Participants used the money for bil…

Allie Kelly,Noah Sheidlower   


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Remember the labor shortage? Immigrants are helping to fix it.

Immigrants are responsible for almost all US job growth over the past year. They're why the labor s…

Jacob Zinkula,Andy Kiersz   


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Undocumented immigrants are boosting the labor market and helping the US avoid recession, experts say

An influx of undocumented immigrants has allowed employment growth to remain strong while inflation…

Aruni Soni   


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The shadowy new way employees are cheating their way to the top

Across the globe, a wave of workers are secretly outsourcing parts or all of their jobs.

Rob Price   


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A Nobel-winning economist told us 3 ways a Trump presidency could make inflation worse

Inflation has slowed but is above its ideal rate. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz bro…

Madison Hoff   


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The sharp rise in US immigration explains why the labor market is so loose and the housing market is so tight, JPMorgan says

Immigration has added close to 3.3 million people to the US in 2023 and 2024. JPMorgan explains the…

Filip De Mott   


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Meet the last 20-something millennials: They're twice as wealthy as their geriatric peers were and are carving creative paths to homeownership

Millennials are saying goodbye to their 20s with twice as much wealth as their Great Recession-blig…

Hillary Hoffower   


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Wyoming, Delaware, and Montana are the most entrepreneurial states of 2024 so far. It might be due to business-friendly taxes.

Wyoming, Delaware, and Montana lead the US in new business formations this year. Cheap costs and fa…

John Towfighi,Juliana Kaplan