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    ADP Jobs Report: Businesses Added 807,000 Jobs in December, Beating Expectations

    Text size People walk past a Covid-19 testing booth on a street in New York. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images Private-sector employment boomed in December as concerns over the Delta variant of Covid-19 abated and Omicron’s impact had yet to be felt on the economy, according to data from payroll provider ADP released Wednesday. ADP’s December employment report, which measures the change in employees on private companies’ payrolls, said that 807,000 jobs were added last month, significantly above the 400,000 expected by economists. The November report showed a 505,000 increase, which was revised down from 534,000 in the latest release. “December’s job market strengthened as the fallout from the Delta…

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    Economy Week Ahead: Eurozone Manufacturing, U.S. Jobs Report

    A worker checked bodywork at the Iveco plant in Suzzara, Italy, in December. The state of European manufacturing will be measured by Monday’s IHS Markit’s purchasing managers index. Photo: Francesca Volpi/Bloomberg News By WSJ Staff Jan. 2, 2022 3:00 pm ET The Labor Department’s December jobs report is the highlight of this week’s economic data. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal estimate the unemployment rate fell as employers added jobs at a faster pace. Monday IHS Markit will provide a look at the health of the European manufacturing sector with December’s purchasing managers index. The index is expected to slip slightly to 58.0 from 58.4 in November, amid a…

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    California education official resigns for violating state policy by living in Texas: report

    A Californian education official resigned from her post because she lives in Texas, which is against state policy.  Pamela Kadakia of the California Department of Education (CDE) resigned due to a state policy that state employees must reside in California unless their job requires them to live elsewhere. Kadakia served as an equity project manager.  She also lives in Texas, which is on a list of prohibited state-funded travel for California employees due to discriminatory laws, Politico reported.  PARENTS OUTRAGED AFTER TEACHER MOCKS ‘BIGOTS,’ ‘EVANGELICALS’ IN DR. SEUSS-SYTLE POEM AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING “We sought to ensure that all our personnel were in line with the new guidance,” the department…

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    With only 194,000 jobs added, September’s jobs report disappoints

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ September jobs report, released last week, showed a decrease of 0.4 percentage points in the U.S. unemployment rate, from 5.2% in August to 4.8% in September. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 194,000 in September, compared to a monthly average of 561,000, and the number of unemployed people fell by 710,000. The number of marginally attached workers increased by 167,000 and the number of discouraged workers increased by 58,000. The uptick in marginally attached and discouraged workers suggests that the official unemployment rate understates how many workers are currently having trouble finding jobs. Given this difficulty, it is not surprising that the labor force participation rate…

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    3 big charts from the June jobs report: Morning Brief

    This article first appeared in the Morning Brief. Get the Morning Brief sent directly to your inbox every Monday to Friday by 6:30 a.m. ET. Subscribe Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Participation, wages, and the total labor gap After a few lackluster months of hiring, the June jobs report came through.  On Friday, we learned nonfarm payrolls grew by 850,000 last month, with economists viewing the report as a signal that some of the hiring pressures we’ve documented within the labor market are starting to ease.  But underneath the headline data — which also showed a slight uptick in the unemployment rate as the number of people looking for work increased…

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    First-Ever Post-Pandemic Homeschooling Report Released | State

    GRAY, Tenn., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Recent estimates reveal that some nine million Americans have been homeschooled as of February 2020 (NHERI.org). Companies seeking to reach this market are now able to view the Homeschooling in 2021 Market Survey Report brought to you by The Old Schoolhouse® in May 2021. With this report, companies can visually see how to effectively target their marketing efforts to the homeschooling community. They are now able to view consumer advertising preferences, changes in curriculum buying patterns, and consumer product feature preferences in 2021. The main objective of this study was to determine specific aspects of homeschool family demographics and preferences, including the size and…

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    The Other Side of the May Jobs Report: Higher Wages

    Friday’s employment report for May confirmed that the economy is continuing its recovery from the shock of the pandemic. Although the headline figure of five hundred and fifty-nine thousand jobs gained fell a bit short of Wall Street projections, it was more than double the Labor Department’s previous report for job growth in April—two hundred and sixty-six thousand—a number so low that it shocked many economists when it was announced, this time last month. The official unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a point in May, to 5.8 per cent. That’s the lowest level since March, 2020, when the coronavirus shutdowns were just beginning. Given the partisan rancor that now surrounds…

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