Late Baby Boomers Have Held Nearly 12 Jobs on Average

Late Baby Boomers Have Held Nearly 12 Jobs on Average

Individuals born in the latter years of the baby boom held 11.9 jobs from ages 18 to 50, a new report from the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. While nearly half of these jobs were held from ages 18 to 24, the overall number is still telling: we’re no longer a...
Wage Growth Continues to Disappoint

Wage Growth Continues to Disappoint

We’ve seen years of healthy job growth in the U.S., with unemployment falling below 6% in the fall of 2014 and to 5% in the fall of 2015 (it’s now at 4.3%). Yet, wage growth continues to disappoint. According to the latest release from the Labor Department, real...
Resign, and Regret

Resign, and Regret

Have you ever quit a job, then regretted it later? It turns out that many people have. In a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps, 23 percent of workers polled said they have regrets about leaving their former job. Biggest regrets include leaving friends and...
Just What We Need: A Strong Jobs Report

Just What We Need: A Strong Jobs Report

The government’s July jobs report shows an economy that has really picked up steam. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was down to 4.3 percent. This is especially...
The Cost of Labor (You, in Other Words)

The Cost of Labor (You, in Other Words)

Employers are shelling out more for pay and benefits, as labor markets tighten and wages rise. According to the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending...
Full-Time Employed, with a Side Hustle

Full-Time Employed, with a Side Hustle

Over 44 million American adults have a side hustle – that is, a way to earn extra money other than a main source of income, according to a new report from Bankrate.com. This includes 28% of younger millennials (ages 18-26), who are the most likely age group to have a...