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Bottom Line: Nearly half of private workforce employed by big companies

Big companies are also the big heavyweights when it comes to employment, according to new data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.About 46 percent of Americans who work for a private company are employed by a firm with 500 or more employees, according to the m … Full story

Bottom Line: Where the (good) jobs are coming

 We already know that one key way to make more money and stay employed is to get more education.Now a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics adds another piece of evidence that it usually pays off, literally, to shoot for that master’s degree or hi … Full story

Female veterans struggle to find work

   More than 20 percent of women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan were unemployed last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. KNSD-TV’s Lea Sutton reports.

Bottom Line: Jobs where people work the most for the least

 By Michael B. Sauter and Charles B. Stockdale, 24/7 Wall St.The average person in the U.S. works just over 2,000 hours per year, or 39.5 per week, and is paid $37,128 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Full story

Number of new graduate students down for first time since 2003

New student enrollment at U.S. graduate schools fell in 2010 for the first time since the fall of 2003, according to a report released on Thursday. Full story

Can retraining give the unemployed a second chance?

Even with 14 million Americans looking for work jobs are going unfilled. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the number of openings at 3.2 million, yet companies sometimes struggle to find candidates that fit. Full story

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