As the years pass, Americans seem to become busier and busier, leaving more vacation time unused than ever before while spending more on what vacation they do enjoy. Last year almost half of working Americans used only some of their paid vacation time, according to US Travel Association’s Project Time Off, with more than 650 million days left unused.
While researchers debate the economic and employee health consequences of unused vacation days, another debate continues in the United States around the value of establishing state and/or federally mandated paid vacation benefits.
Expenditures by US travelers is expected to grow during the next 10 years, but whether new company-specific vacation benefits or potential regulatory requirements will encourage similar growth in vacation days used remains anyone’s guess.
In the United States, people who lose their jobs may file for unemployment benefits. The number of new jobless claims reported weekly to the U.S. Department of Labor is considered a leading forward indicator for jobs growth in the US labor market and is thereby linked to expecations for economic growth and potential moves by the US Federal Reserve to increase interest rates. According to the most recent data:For the week ended 16 July, the number of initial jobless claims - e.g. new jobless claims - decreased by 15,000 to 233,000, nearing the 232,000 reported in May. Whereas initial jobless claims decreased, the total number of persons...
ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 177,000 Jobs in April Private-sector employment increased by 177,000 from March to April, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Most Recent Report | Monthly Growth
The ADP National Employment Report® is a monthly measure of the change in total U.S. nonfarm private employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions. The report, which measures nearly 24 million U.S. workers is produced by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, Inc. Most Recent Report | Monthly Growth
If you are currently practicing medicine, architectural design, petroleum engineering, marketing, or law you are among the lucky in the best-paying career fields in the US. If, however, you are in school now then you should consider occupations such as wind turbine service technician and occupational or physical therapy assistant, fields which sources expect will be fast growing during the next 10 years. If you want both, a high-salary and fast-growing career, move into or study anesthesiology. These insights are provided by the Occupation Employment Statistics program (OES) of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Glassdoor, a jobs and...