Labor economy

FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, file photo shows electronic menus at McDonald's flagship restaurant in Chicago. Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of today’s work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. The report published Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, says roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with “high exposure” to automation, meaning about 70 percent of their work tasks could soon be performed by machines using current technology. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 23, 2019 - 11:47 pm
Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. The report, published Thursday, says roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with "high...
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A motorist is helped to push his car into a garage after it ran out out of fuel, in the capital Harare, Wednesday, Jan, 23, 2019. The Southern African nation remained tense as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's call for national dialogue is met with skepticism, and reports of abuses by security forces continued. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 23, 2019 - 7:48 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe faces a new wave of unrest as the group representing government workers announced on Wednesday that civil servants across the country will go on strike after salary negotiations failed. David Dzatsunga, secretary of the Civil Service Apex Council, said the strike by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's suite of sensors and radar is displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 22, 2019 - 4:41 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. The company plans to spend about $13.6...
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In this Jan. 10, 2019, photo, Will Kohler, an IRS tax examiner, holds a protest sign as union members and other federal employees rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown outside the IRS site, in Covington, Ky. Kohler applied for unemployment after getting furloughed but said his application is in limbo because the Treasury Department office that needs to verify his claim is closed as a result of the shutdown. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 17, 2019 - 7:40 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of them, it has been an exercise in confusion and frustration. Others,...
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FILE- In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo dawn arrives at the Capitol in Washington. On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who sought unemployment benefits last week, a figure likely to be inflated by applications from federal employees who aren't working because of the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 17, 2019 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department said Thursday that is double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous week...
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A gagged Tunisian walks with an empty basket and a red card with a poster reading "Red card to all politicians without exception" during a demonstration to mark the eighth anniversary of the democratic uprising in Tunis, Monday, Jan.14, 2019. Tunisia is marking eight years since its democratic uprising amid deepening economic troubles and simmering anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
January 14, 2019 - 10:01 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands gathered Monday in Tunisia's capital as the country marked eight years since a democratic uprising ousted its long-time strongman. The rally came amid deepening economic troubles in the North African nation and resurgent anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises...
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Esther Anastasia holds a sign during a protest rally with government workers and their supporters in Boston, Friday, Jan.11, 2019. The workers rallied with Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and other supporters to urge that President Donald Trump put an end to the shutdown so they can get back to work. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
January 11, 2019 - 6:40 pm
Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated 800,000 government workers missed their paychecks for the first time since the shutdown...
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Katie Barron gestures while looking at a pay increase notice for her children's day care, in her home in Madison, Ala., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Barron's husband is a National Weather Service meteorologist forced to work without pay during the shutdown because his job is classified as essential. They've put off home and car maintenance, but the $450-a-week bill for day care still has to be paid, as do the mortgage and utility bills. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 11, 2019 - 9:41 am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Once known for its cotton trade and watercress farms, Huntsville, Alabama, is now the ultimate government town: About 70 federal agencies are located at the Army's 38,000-acre Redstone Arsenal. More than half of the area's economy is tied to Washington spending. As the...
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Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate India's Parliament Wednesday approving a bill providing a 10 percent quota in government jobs for poor upper caste members in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Jan 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
January 10, 2019 - 6:14 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Parliament has approved a bill providing a 10 percent quota in government jobs for the poor members of upper castes who have been excluded from existing quotas for low-ranking castes. The Congress party and other opposition parties supported the legislation, but criticized...
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In this Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, photo a job opening sign is displayed in a window at a cafe in in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for November. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 08, 2019 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job openings fell in November from the previous month, but the number of available positions remained healthy. The Labor Department says job openings slipped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 million. That is the fewest openings in five months, but still 16 percent...
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