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2018 Growth Forecast Holds But 2019 Gets Modest Downgrade

WASHINGTON/ May 17, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The forecast for 2018 full-year growth remains unchanged at 2.7 percent, according to the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group’s May 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook. However, 2019 economic growth was downgraded to 2.3 percent due to the expectation of fading fiscal stimulus and a tightening labor market. … Continue reading 2018 Growth Forecast Holds But 2019 Gets Modest Downgrade

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | IMF: Mideast not growing fast enough to reduce unemployment

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that nearly a quarter of the Middle East’s youth are unemployed, warning that unless deeper reforms are made, millions of young people entering the labor market each year may not find jobs. The IMF says current levels of growth across the region will not … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | IMF: Mideast not growing fast enough to reduce unemployment

FlexJobs Analyzes the State of the Remote Job Marketplace

BOULDER, Colo./ March 28, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — “Remote/work from home” was the 4th most popular job search term in 2017 and hiring managers predict in the next 10 years that more than one third of their employees will work remotely. Last year, thousands of companies–including plenty of big-name companies such as Amazon, Dell, Cigna, Salesforce, … Continue reading FlexJobs Analyzes the State of the Remote Job Marketplace

Slower job growth in December does not alter the overall positive picture

NEW YORK/ Jan. 5, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Employment increased by 148,000 jobs in December after increasing by 252,000 jobs in November. December’s job growth came well below expectations. Still, the overall labor market picture is brighter than this month’s figure suggests with average job growth exceeding 200,000 for the past three months and 170,000 for … Continue reading Slower job growth in December does not alter the overall positive picture

Latest Brilliant™ Study Finds Open Positions and Hiring Plans Expected to Increase in Q1 2018

CHICAGO/ Dec. 23, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, published its Q1 2018 Hiring Forecast today. The data indicates an increase in open accounting, finance and IT positions heading into Q1 2018. Further, businesses are planning to increase their overall hiring plans … Continue reading Latest Brilliant™ Study Finds Open Positions and Hiring Plans Expected to Increase in Q1 2018

Applications for US jobless benefits drop again to 236,000

WASHINGTON/December 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The number of unemployed workers filing for jobless benefits fell by 2,000 last week to 236,000, the lowest level in five weeks and further evidence of the strength in the labor market. Last week’s applications total was the third consecutive weekly drop, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The four-week average, a … Continue reading Applications for US jobless benefits drop again to 236,000