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November 01, 2014

DCR National Temp Wage Index – November 2014

In September 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the U.S. economy added 19,700 temporary help services jobs, and the number of temporary help services jobs in August 2014 was revised upward by 17,600. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent, while payrolls exceeded expectations with 248,000 jobs added. Professional and business services added 81,000 jobs. Outside of employment services,...

February 01, 2014

Unemployment Insurance Extensions: A View

Over the past five years, at least 600,000 workers in the United States have been out of the labor force. During this time, unemployment benefits have been in high demand. However in December 2013, unemployment benefits fell to 330,000, signaling fewer layoffs and steady job growth. The numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor support this, with the latest employment report showing an unemployment rate of 6.7...

November 01, 2013

The Government Shutdown: A Crisis for Federal Workers

The United States government underwent a shutdown of over 2 weeks in October of 2013. On October 16, 2013, the Senate passed and sent legislation to the House to avoid a threatened national default and end the shutdown. President Barack Obama signed the bill that ended the 16-day shutdown, allowing federal workers to return to work on October 17, 2013. This bill is a temporary measure that provides a few months of...

October 01, 2013

Status Report: OSHA’s Protections for Temp Workers

In the June 2013 edition of TrendLine we examined the new initiative by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that extends protections for temp workers. This month, we look at the latest OSHA inspection data to verify the status of the agency’s s commitment to temporary worker safety. Since the April 29, 2013 memorandum where inspectors were asked to pay more attention to issues involving...

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