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Healthcare Just Became the Largest Source of US Jobs, Surpassing Retail and Manufacturing

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For the first time in history, healthcare is the largest source of US jobs, according to The Atlantic. In the final quarter of 2017, the healthcare industry surpassed retail and manufacturing in total employees. Three primary factors contribute to this shift: the aging US population, public subsidies of the healthcare industry, and healthcare’s resistance to the effects of automation and …

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148K New Jobs in December, Wages Starting to Rise

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The US added 148,000 new jobs in December, marking the 87th consecutive month of employment growth, according to the Department of Labor. Wages have also started to see an increase — they rose 2.5% in December. These gains are starting to be felt for the people who need them most, reaching industries that are typically lower paying, such as construction, …

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Gen Xers Outrank Both Millennials and Baby Boomers in Workplace Value

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Generation X employees were ranked the most valuable in the workplace by their coworkers. In a survey of 1,000 people conducted by LendingTree, GenX outperformed Millennials and Baby Boomers in communication skills, intelligence, reliability, productivity, willingness to learn, and friendliness. Millennials were rated the most creative and best with technology over their older coworkers, while Baby Boomers were ranked the …