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Apprenticeship Weak: Trump Proposal Fails to Tap into Apprenticeship’s Potential

This piece was originally posted on the Economic Policy Institute’s Working Economics Blog here: http://www.epi.org/blog/trump-apprenticeship-proposal/. Everyone loves apprenticeships (including me)...

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Pennsylvania Job Growth in June

This morning the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reported that nonfarm payrolls grew in June by 20,000 and...

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More on Counting Shale Jobs and Deciphering Who Cooks the Books

As the saying goes, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove...

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October Payrolls Up Overall but Down in Mining, Logging and Schools

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was down slightly to 5.1...

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If the Robots Actually Were to Come … We Could Enjoy Shorter Work Time

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing recently with people saying, “the robots are coming” with fear that they are...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania

Below is the third in a series of excerpts from The State of Working Pennsylvania 2015 report, released by...

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Significant Excess Capacity Remains in PA Labor Market

Below is the second in a series of excerpts from The State of Working Pennsylvania 2015 report, released by...

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The State of the Pennsylvania Economy

Below is the first in a series of excerpts from The State of Working Pennsylvania 2015 report, released by...

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Bursting the Shale Jobs’ Balloon

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has corrected “glaring errors” in the way it counts jobs related to...

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Reflections on the One-Day Work Week

At the Keystone Research Center, we closed the office last week except for Friday, Jan. 2, giving our team...

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New Study Suggests Low Wages Imperil Future of U.S. Manufacturing and Innovation

Debates about manufacturing wages and jobs require the ability to walk and chew gum at the same time. Let’s...

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Pennsylvania Is Now Dead Last in Job Growth Since January 2011

As we reported on Monday, new jobs data for September were not encouraging with payrolls in Pennsylvania falling 9,600...

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