Labor economy

FILE - This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows dollar bills in New York. Almost the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field has joined the labor movement driven by fast food workers to implement a federal minimum wage of $15. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 20, 2019 - 11:53 am
From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox...
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In this May 3, 2019 photo, Bruce Kudick shows off the Trump 2020 hats he bought during a Waukesha County GOP gathering in his hometown of New Berlin, Wis. Kudick, who retired but went back to work at a Wisconsin blood center, just got a raise and he's giving President Donald Trump credit for the strong economy. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)
May 14, 2019 - 9:26 am
NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — Business was good at the merchandise table as Republicans meeting at a suburban Milwaukee bowling alley picked out their Trump 2020 "Keep America Great" hats, now available in pink, blue and camouflage in addition to the trademark red. Bruce Kudick, a proud Donald Trump...
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May 14, 2019 - 8:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 45 years, though wage growth softened slightly. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that the jobless rate in the three months to March declined to 3.8%, its lowest level since the end...
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Panama City Beach, Fla. Trump’s combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. He’s showing no signs of backing off now even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 11, 2019 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. And he's showing no signs of backing off now, even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world's two biggest...
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Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft hold a rally at a park near Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday, May, 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages as both companies rake in billions of dollars from investors. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 09, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in launching a labor movement from scratch in an industry that is by nature decentralized. Activists and...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee in Washington. Powell says the United States needs to find ways to address a decades-long slowdown in income growth and upward economic mobility. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 09, 2019 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday the United States needs to find ways to address a decades-long slowdown in income growth and upward economic mobility. In a speech at a Fed research conference, Powell said that incomes have grown more slowly for middle-class...
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Electoral commission agents start counting the votes in Wednesday May 8, 2019 general elections in Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africans voted Wednesday in a national election that pits President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling African National Congress against top opposition parties Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters, 25 years after the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 08, 2019 - 5:24 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans voted Wednesday in presidential and parliamentary elections, with signs of a relatively low turnout and voters saying they were disillusioned by widespread corruption and unemployment. Despite the demise of apartheid 25 years ago, South Africa remains divided by...
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In this March 1, 2019, photo signs for employment opportunities are posted at an exit ramp off of Interstate 79 in Zelienople, Pa. On Tuesday, May 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for March. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
May 07, 2019 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised almost 7.5 million jobs at the end of March, a solid figure that signals hiring will likely remain strong in the months ahead. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 4.8% from the previous month, while the number of people quitting their...
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In this April 25, 2017 photo, Stephen Faulkner, far left, owner of Faulkner's Landscaping & Nursery, installs an irrigation system alongside workers Gonsalo Garcia, center, and Jalen Murchison, right, at a landscape project in Manchester, N.H. The Trump Administration is making 30,000 more temporary visas available for seasonal work through the end of September. According to a copy of the rule obtained by The Associated Press, the visas, known as H2-Bs, will go to foreign workers who have held them before over the last three fiscal years for jobs like picking crabs, shucking oysters or seasonal hotel work. They will become available when the temporary rule is published as early as Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
May 06, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to let an additional 30,000 foreigners return to the United States through September for seasonal work, a move that reflects how the booming economy has complicated President Donald Trump's hard-line efforts on immigration. Details of the plan were...
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President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 04, 2019 - 5:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The lowest unemployment rate in a half century. More than 260,000 new jobs. And higher hourly wages. "I'll be running on the economy," President Donald Trump declared on Friday. And why wouldn't he? The day's new round of sunny employment figures offered fresh evidence of a strong...
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