August 24, 2000 |
The summer job picture for youths mirrors that for adults, which has remained rosy as the economy continues to create jobs. For youths, the unemployment rate in July fell to 9.6%, the lowest level since 1969, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of 24.7 million job seekers between the ages of 16 and 24, 22.4 million found work in July. A majority worked in retail or services.
November 5, 2001 |
The jokey cliche that your waiter also is an actor has acquired an unfunny edge since Sept. 11. The decline in major sectors of New York's economy since the terrorist attacks means that performers, who always struggle for theatrical work, now are scrambling for traditional "survival jobs" as well. Actor Marco Kujovic, for example, lost his waiting job at the Grill Room in the World Financial Center, a popular dining spot that closed after the World Trade Center disaster next door.
November 18, 2006 |
Political strife and drug violence have overshadowed perhaps the most stunning news out of Mexico this year: The nation is creating jobs. Lots of them. Thanks to a healthy service sector, a strong housing market, rebounding manufacturing -- and some election-year pork -- Mexico has added nearly 950,000 jobs through the first 10 months of the year, recent government figures show.
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January 14, 1989 |
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday refused to issue an injunction against a statistical procedure that could eventually cost the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County millions of dollars. "This will adversely affect us because of the need for job training in Los Angeles because of the many homeless," said Fran Bernstein of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Last April, the U.S.
February 3, 1992 |
The federal government may have seriously underestimated the effect of the recession on California and some other major states and undercounted job losses nationwide by more than 2 million, according to an analysis by the California Department of Finance. Payroll tax filings in California, New York and other states indicate an extraordinary free fall in jobs in late 1990 and early 1991. California has suffered its worst job losses in more than half a century, according to these records. The U.S.
March 12, 1998 |
Despite widespread attention devoted to telecommuting, the number of working Americans doing at least some of their work at home has grown only modestly during the 1990s, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The federal study found that 23.3 million Americans handled at least some of their primary or secondary employment from home in 1997, slightly more than 19% of the working population.
February 4, 1992 |
On the fifth floor of the Japan Productivity Center in Shibuya, Tamisaburo Sasaki stabbed a finger in the air and sputtered: "It's all misinformation!" All around him, the Japanese press, politicians and public have been perpetuating the image of lazy, inefficient and non-productive Americans. They paint a picture of America on the slippery slope of decline. Television flashes images of drugs and crime; newspapers spin out story after story on shoddy U.S. products.
May 14, 1991 |
Aerospace is far more important to California's economy than previously thought, and the exodus of industry jobs and factories threatens to inflict broad economic damage, according to a major new study to be released today. The report, conducted by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, is among several high-level efforts in Washington and Sacramento to increase political support for the industry and stem plant relocations to other states.