August 2019 employment figures table
Hiring slowed in August as the labor market added +130,000 jobs, and payroll gains for June and July combined were revised down
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Research finds that overall the likelihood of re-careering declines with age, suggesting that older workers may face additional hurdles transitioning into new occupations
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How much have you saved for retirement? Five hundred dollars? Five thousand? Fifty thousand? If you have even $5 saved, you’re one step ahead of nearly half of working-age households — who have ZERO saved for retirement.
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I am a working “ sandwich generation” caregiver for my parents and son. I know the daily challenges of caring for aging parents with cognitive and health care needs while holding down a full-time job and raising a family. And I’m not alone.
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In 1993, we celebrated the first Take Your Daughter to Work Day. But have you ever wondered what your kid does in a job that perhaps didn’t exist five years ago? What exactly is a social media manager, a data scientist or even an actuary?
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The job-listing site CareerBuilder released its 2014 roundup of the year’s 10 most dubious excuses that bosses have heard from employees.
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Michael Bloomberg, founder of the financial services company Bloomberg LP and former mayor of New York City, says younger people worry about  hiring older workers.
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The good news for job seekers: The government's most recent employment report finally puts total employment at pre-recession levels, with nearly 9 million more jobs than at its low point.
Moving back home
At a party last weekend, I met a new college grad who had just moved back home. His plans: a camp counselor job this summer followed by a teaching assistant job come fall. Over the next year or so he plans to save money and figure out his future; maybe an M.S. in social work or a Ph.D. in psychology. He was looking forward to reconnecting with his parents after four years away. "It's the last time I'll live at home with them," he said wistfully.
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Snagging a job interview is a good thing, right? Well, yes, and for most people, it's about as nerve-wracking as delivering a speech to a packed audience.
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