Labor economy

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, a man is taken into custody at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton, Miss. Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often aren't. Under President Donald Trump, the numbers of owners and managers facing criminal charges for employing unauthorized workers have stayed almost the same. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 14, 2019 - 10:16 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Recent immigration raids at Mississippi chicken-processing plants revived a longstanding complaint about government policy: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted. Under President Donald...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Pennsylvania Shell ethylene cracker plant on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 in Monaca, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 13, 2019 - 4:37 pm
MONACA, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as he tries to reinvigorate supporters in the Rust Belt towns that sent him to the White House in 2016. Trump visited Shell's soon-to-be completed...
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This Jan. 23, 2009 photo shows the Pend Oreille Mine in Metaline Falls, Wash. The Pend Oreille Mine closed on July 31, at a cost of about 200 jobs in an area of less than 1,000 residents. (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 4:11 pm
METALINE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — Times are tough in a rural county in northeast Washington state because one of the region's biggest employers is shutting down. The Pend Oreille Mine, just north of Metaline Falls, closed on July 31, at a cost of about 200 family wage jobs in an area of less than 1,000...
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A man is taken into custody at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton, Miss., on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 07, 2019 - 7:34 pm
MORTON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2019, file photo, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with American manufacturers in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. A federal employees union says recent comments by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirm the Trump administration’s “grand strategy” to cut the federal workforce by relocating agency offices out of Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 06, 2019 - 6:03 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal employees union charged Tuesday that recent comments by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirm the Trump administration's "grand strategy" to cut the federal workforce by relocating agency offices out of Washington. Mulvaney said last week that the U.S...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall campaign stop, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 02, 2019 - 4:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The pack of Democratic presidential candidates made it through five hours of debating this week without diving deep into two major issues: the economy and labor unions. That won't be the case this weekend. The candidates' next stop is Nevada, an early primary state and battleground...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo a construction worker walks atop a building as a crane lifts a load over head in Miami. On Friday, Aug. 2, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
August 02, 2019 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. employment report for July (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding a still-healthy 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-plus expansion. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate...
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In this June 4, 2019 photo, job applicant Esta Williams, center, uses Tracy Simeton's back to fill out a questionnaire as they wait in line at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, Aug. 2, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 02, 2019 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7% for a second straight month, the government said Friday. Average hourly earnings rose 3.2%...
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August 01, 2019 - 10:55 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Thursday scrapped its personal income tax for young employees earning less than $22,000 a year, as part of a drive to reverse a brain drain and demographic decline that's dimming the prospects of a country that is otherwise experiencing strong economic growth. A new...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo a roofer works on a new home under construction in Houston. On Wednesday, July 31, the Labor Department reports on wages and benefits for U.S. workers during the April-June quarter. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 31, 2019 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual wages and benefits for U.S. workers rose in the second quarter at a slightly slower pace than the first, suggesting that the lowest unemployment levels in a half century have not triggering rapid gains in worker compensation. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that...
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