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  • Jobless Claims Tick Up Slightly January 13, 2022
    States reported that 230,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Jan. 8, an increase of 23,000 from last week's revised level. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits, at 1.5 million, has fallen well under its pre-pandemic average of 1.7 million.
  • Inflation Rate Hits 7% Year-over-Year, Driving 'Real' Wages Down January 13, 2022
    With consumer price increases hitting a 40-year high—now up 7 percent year-over-year—and real (inflation adjusted) average hourly earnings falling 2.4 percent last year, pressure is mounting on employers to raise 2022 wages more than they anticipated they would.
  • Many Companies Cancel, Push Back RTO Dates January 13, 2022
    ​Companies that expected to bring back employees temporarily working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic are again changing their return-to-office dates or putting the return on hold. Airbnb employees, for example, do not have to return to the office until September 2022.
  • High Court Seems More Likely to Accept Health Care Worker Vaccine Directive January 12, 2022
    Although the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to issue a ruling in either case before it challenging the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccination policies, the court seemed...
  • Workers Quit to Start New Businesses January 12, 2022
    More than 4.5 million new businesses were started in 2021--many by employees who left companies to strike out on their own. While employers are struggling to retain...