Alabama's unemployment rate is unchanged from last month. State officials said Friday the July jobless rate was 4.1 percent, the same as it was in June. That rate is also the same as it was in July of last year. It is higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.9 percent. However, the Alabama Department of Labor says the number of people working is at a record high. More than 2.1 million people are now working in the state. Shelby County in metro Birmingham has the state's lowest unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, followed by Cullman County at 3.5 percent. Wilcox County had the highest unemployment rate at 11.2 percent. Clarke County followed at 9.1 percent. … [Read more...] about Alabama’s unemployment rate unchanged, record number of people working
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Nonfiction ByAlana Semuels June 26, 2018 BULL__ JOBS What do all those people crowding into subway cars, sitting in rush-hour traffic and walking down city streets in business attire actually do all day? They are seemingly working somewhere — the national unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 2000 — and data would suggest that many of them are working in offices. Blue-collar jobs now make up less than 14 percent of total employment, down from 31 percent in 1970. But understanding how these white-collar workers occupy themselves when they get to their desks in skyscrapers and office parks across America takes a little imagination. That’s because, according to David Graeber, many of them aren’t doing anything at all. In “Bull__ Jobs,” Graeber, an anthropology … [Read more...] about Are More and More People Working Meaningless Jobs?
close Video US employers added 103,000 jobs in March Unemployment rate remains at 4.1 percent for March. Pete Ricketts has said his parents taught him a simple truth: Every job is important, so whatever you do, be the best you can be at it. As governor of Nebraska, Ricketts is living that lesson by setting a standard for governors around the country with policies that make it easier for Nebraskans to get back to work. Under Ricketts’ leadership, Nebraska has made giant strides in removing barriers to work and entrepreneurship. He’s made it easier for more people to find jobs, and he’s made it easier for businesses to create lots of good jobs. The results have been undeniable – Forbes recently ranked the state as the fourth-best place to do business. Why should you care about this if you don’t live in Nebraska? Because Ricketts’ success in Nebraska can serve as a roadmap that other states can follow to get people working by moving … [Read more...] about Want jobs? Nebraska reforms have more people working, fewer on welfare and food stamps
CHICAGO Can't get rid of that paunch? A Chicago-area gym suggests working out with your pooch. K9 Fit Club offers bow wow boot camps and other classes for people and their puppies to exercise together in Chicago and nearby Hinsdale, Ill. The fitness center opened last year after founder Tricia Montgomery exercised with her dog and lost 130 pounds. Montgomery says her late basset hound, named Louie, lost 22 percent of his body weight. Fans of the gym say classes are beneficial to both man and man's best friend. Montgomery says dogs struggle with the same weight issues that people face, including heart problems and diabetes. People who work out at K9 Fit Club say exercising with their dogs keeps them motivated. Classes cost about $20. Watch the video here: … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Chicago gym lets people work out with their pets
A decade ago, Mike Berry couldn’t fathom having 50,000 people working in the AllianceTexas development in the north Fort Worth area. The first shops at Alliance Town Center were opening. E-commerce was in its infancy so fulfillment centers hadn’t yet entered the lexicon. And no one would have guessed a social media giant called Facebook would build a $1 billion data center. Or that an online shopping business — Amazon — would open shop. “It would have sounded like a big number to me,” said Berry, president of Hillwood. “Now we’re almost there. I look at the potential for the future that we have to grow and it’s pretty exciting.” Now Alliance Town Center, at Interstate 35W and Heritage Trace Parkway, is bustling with shopping activity, Amazon and Walmart.com have built fulfillment centers totaling 4 million square feet and Facebook’s data center could ultimately be 2.5 million square feet. With the growth has come traffic … [Read more...] about Why’s I-35W so crowded? Maybe because 50,000 people work in Alliance corridor