Labor

The United States economy is supported by a highly innovative, creative, productive, and industrious workforce. The jobs that make up the U.S. economy—and the businesses that create those jobs—help workers provide for their families and lead healthy, comfortable, and fulfilling lives.

To keep the economy vibrant and to continue to create opportunity for workers, we must ensure that new businesses can be launched and current ones can be expanded. The U.S. Chamber promotes workplace policies that will enhance, not inhibit, economic growth and job creation.

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Above the FoldJul 02, 2020 - 9:00am
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Unemployment Claims Amid Coronavirus: A State-by-State Analysis

Explore the interactive map to see just how quickly unemployment claims have risen in each state since the beginning of March.

Above the FoldMay 20, 2020 - 2:00pm
Sector-by-Sector Unemployment

Analysis: Breaking Down the Unemployment Crisis by Industry

We take a look at the impact of COVID-19 on unemployment sector-by-sector.

Above the FoldMay 14, 2020 - 11:30am
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Analysis: These 10 States Have Seen the Highest Share of their Workforce File for Unemployment Amid COVID-19

New analysis shows that the following 10 states have seen the largest percentage of their workforce file unemployment claims since March.

Above the FoldFeb 24, 2020 - 9:30am
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They’re Still There: Tariffs Weigh Heavily on U.S. Economy

While the U.S. economy remains strong, tariffs are still harming U.S. manufacturing – with the sector’s output contracting by 1.3% in 2019.

Above the FoldFeb 03, 2020 - 12:15am
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The PRO Act Is an Attack on Worker Freedom

Workers would lose the private ballot, be forced to pay union dues, or be told they could no longer work as an independent contractor.

Above the FoldJan 21, 2020 - 3:45pm
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American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Was Hard at Work in 2019

2019 was a productive year for the American Workforce Advisory Board, and 2020 should be too. Check out the highlights from this year.

Above the FoldJan 21, 2020 - 1:00pm
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Supply and Demand Drives Higher Wages for Lower Paid Workers

The labor market is tight, which means there are fewer workers to fill open positions and, as a result, wages are rising.

Above the FoldJan 08, 2020 - 11:45am
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Monthly Workforce Monitor: Available Workers Per Open Job Falls to Lowest Level on Record

Monthly Workforce Monitor: Worker Availability Report — an analysis of the state of the U.S. job market and worker availability.

Above the FoldDec 12, 2019 - 11:00am
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US Chamber Commercial Construction Survey Drops to Lowest Level Since 2017

The Q4 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction reports a six point decline in contractor confidence levels.

Above the FoldNov 27, 2019 - 12:30pm
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Monthly Workforce Monitor: Now More Vacant Jobs Than Available Workers to Fill Them

Welcome to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Workforce Monitor— an analysis of the state of the U.S. labor market and worker availability.