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Residential building worker wages continue to rise

Compared to a year ago, average hourly earnings for residential building workers continue to rise, as the construction labor market remains tight, the National...

Conference Board: Higher inflation to persist into 2023

Inflation has skyrocketed over the past year, hitting 7% by the end of 2021, and a variety of pressures, both temporary and persistent, are...
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Iowans’ unemployment and injury benefits increase

Iowa Workforce Development announced on Wednesday there will be an increase to the amount of maximum weekly benefits paid to unemployed Iowans and to...

(Un)Hired Help: Working on the edge

The American economy has roared back to life since the Great Recession more than a decade ago, but the crisis also left a permanent...

(Un)Hired Help: Working on the edge

The American economy has roared back to life since the Great Recession more than a decade ago, but the crisis also left a permanent...

Baur sees higher wages, lower stock returns ahead

Robert Baur, chief global economist for Principal Global Investors, speaks at the CBJ’s June 27 Mid-Year Economic Review. He sees the current bull market...

Working for a Living: The minimum wage fight continues

Protesters hold a mini-protest at the Iowa Statehouse calling for a $15 minimum wage during Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State address on...

New CBJ series: Working for a living

Culver’s crew member Myson Rodgers rings up a sale at the chain’s Edgewood Road location in Cedar Rapids. In an effort to retain workers...

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