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US worker paycheck growth slowed late last year, pointing to cooling in a very strong job market

The increase in wages and benefits was still mostly healthy, but the slowdown could contribute to the cooling of inflation and will likely be welcomed by Federal Reserve policymakers.

UPS to cut 12,000 jobs 5 months after reaching union deal as revenue outlook for year disappoints

Last year union members at UPS voted to approve a tentative contract agreement, putting a final seal on contentious labor negotiations that threatened to disrupt package deliveries nationwide.

Biden is marking the 15th anniversary of landmark pay equity law with steps to help federal workers

Biden said women who work outside the home are still paid an average of 84 cents for every dollar earned by a man, and that the pay disparities are greater for many women of color.

Governor Healey drops degree requirements from most state job listings

Healey made the announcement at a business event in Newton, with the aim of spurring private-sector employers to follow her lead.

US applications for jobless benefits rise, but layoffs remain at historically low levels

Massachusetts reported 7,637 new “advance” initial claims for unemployment insurance last week, meaning it is the state liable for paying out benefits, though not all claimants necessarily live in Mass., according to the Labor Department.

US applications for jobless benefits fall to lowest level since September 2022

Massachusetts reported 8,470 new "advance" initial claims for unemployment insurance last week, meaning it is the state liable for paying out benefits, though not all claimants necessarily live in Mass., according to the Labor Department.

Migrants want to work. And employers want to hire them.

Migrants living in at-capacity emergency shelters are packaging cooking oil in Ayer, caring for patients with developmental disabilities in Waltham, and gearing up to clean hospital rooms in Salem. But getting to that point has required a massive undertaking.

US applications for jobless benefits fall to lowest level in 12 weeks

Massachusetts reported about 9,088 new “advance” initial claims for unemployment insurance last week, meaning the state is liable for paying out benefits, though not all claimants necessarily live in Massachusetts, according to the Labor Department.