All posts tagged "labor department"
Puerto Rico Unemployment Rate at 11.9%
Labor participation rate at 40.5%, registers month-over-month decline
- Posted March 14, 2016
Govt. Agency Hiring Personnel Despite Electoral Ban, NPP Leader Says
SAN JUAN–The former House Speaker for the New Progressive Party (NPP), José Aponte Hernández, said on Wednesday that the Puerto Rico Labor Department has begun the process of hiring new personnel in an alleged attempt to secure...
- Posted March 9, 2016
Planning Board Report Shows Slight Rise in Employment
SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Economic Summary, which is prepared by the Planning Board for Gov. Alejandro García Padilla, reflects a slight increase in the island’s employment rate. According to the report’s Employment and Unemployment section,...
- Posted February 20, 2016
Obama: More to do to Close the Pay Gap for Women, Minorities
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sought to showcase progress on his watch on closing the pay gap for women while keeping up the pressure on business, Congress and individuals to tackle an issue he said was still...
- Posted January 30, 2016
US Paychecks Show Little Sign of Accelerating in 4th Quarter
WASHINGTON – U.S. paychecks increased moderately in the final three months of last year, yet the gain was little changed from the sluggish post-recession trend. The employment cost index, which tracks wages and benefits, rose 0.6 percent...
- Posted January 29, 2016
US to Collect Equal Pay Data from All Big Employers
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws. President Barack Obama in 2014 directed the Labor Department to collect data from federal contractors about what...
- Posted January 29, 2016
Fewer People Seek US Jobless Aid, Sign of Stable Job Market
WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign that employers aren’t cutting jobs in response to global economic weakness and sharp stock market drops. THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for unemployment benefits...
- Posted January 28, 2016
Nonfarm Job Numbers Decrease Slightly in 2015
SAN JUAN – The year 2015 ended with 910,500 nonfarm jobs, a slight decrease of 1,700, according to a report from the Labor and Human Resources Department issued by the Puerto Rico Statistics Institute. “Nonfarm payroll in...
- Posted January 27, 2016
December Unemployment Rate Stands at 12.2%
SAN JUAN – Labor Department Secretary Vance Thomas announced Tuesday that the unemployment rate for December stood at 12.2%. The data on employment, unemployment and nonfarm payroll, certified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, also show an...
- Posted January 26, 2016