In today’s Blue Collar Jobs Tracker (BCJT), author Matt Sedlar illustrates how the current struggle for job quality harkens back to the early US labor movement that brought us Labor Day. While the Trump Administration tends to boast over monthly – click to read more.
The nation’s blue collar jobs grew by 0.3 percent in July, adding 52,000 jobs in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging. Manufacturing accounted for much of the gains in blue collar employment as the industry added 37,000 jobs, mainly in – click to read more.
The unemployment rate for workers without a high school degree fell to 5.1 percent in July, the lowest rate since the Bureau of Labor Statistics adjusted its educated measures in 1992. This is 1.9 percentage points below its year ago – click to read more.
From 1994 to 2001 young people increasingly took full-time jobs, but following the recession of 2001, the trend reversed completely. Over the past few years, the trend is swinging back as more young people are employed full-time, but levels are – click to read more.