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Real Earnings Down in March

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

This result stems from a 0.2-percent increase in average
hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the Consumer…

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Summer Benefits Workers Want

What do workers want from their employers this summer? In a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps, employees said the best summer perks their companies could provide to them are flexible schedules (52 percent) and early departure on Fridays (27 percent).

But which perks are employers actually offering? Fifty-four…

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Job Openings in Flux

The number of job openings fell to 7.1 million on the last business day of February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at
5.7 million and 5.6 million, respectively.

Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged…

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