Unemployment Rate Drops in Five States, For Now

Unemployment rates were lower in January in 5 states and stable in 45 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Will the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak be felt differently in different states?

In January, eleven states had jobless rate decreases from a…

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Hourly Workers Still Unaware of W-2 and 1099 Worker Classification Differences

A new study from staffing technology platform Bluecrew has revealed a substantial number of hourly workers still don’t understand the distinction between independent contractors with 1099 status and W-2 employees.

Strikingly, when asked what benefits an independent
contractor is eligible for, more than half of the hourly workers…

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Earnings Failed to Keep Up with Inflation Going Into 2020

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.1 percent from November 2019 to December, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

This result stems from an increase of 0.1 percent in average
hourly earnings combined with an increase of 0.2 percent in the…

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Job Search Trends For 2020, According to Accountemps

How can professionals stand out from the crowd and score a job this year? According to a new survey from global staffing firm Accountemps, senior managers are most impressed when candidates network on social media with employees at the company of interest (49%) and provide access to an online portfolio…

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