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UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

Unemployment rates declined in 26 states and Puerto Rico in February 2015. Rates increased in six states and D.C, while remaining unchanged for the month in 18 states, according to BLS.

The national unemployment rate remained steady at 5.5 percent in March 2015, the lowest it has been since May 2008. Approximately 126,000 new jobs were added to the economy during the month.

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2014 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARIES

Summaries of 2014 employment legislation:

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STATE MINIMUM WAGES

Legislatures in Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and D.C. enacted minimum wage increases in 2014. Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota approved increases through 2014 ballot measures. Illinois voters approved an advisory measure.

WORKING FAMILIES

Family Economic Success LogoHalf of all American's cannot get $2,000 in 30 days. That means that many people are a major car repair or an unexpected medical bill away from a financial crisis. Learn how legislators are creating more opportunities for working families to achieve economic stability.

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OVERVIEW | LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Labor and employment issues are covered by a combination of state and federal laws and are important to workers, businesses, labor organizations and governments. NCSL’s resources on labor and employment issues are arranged around six topic clusters: Collective Bargaining, Discrimination, Employee Leave, Personnel Issues, Unemployment, and Wage and Hour. Hot issues for the 2014 legislative session include minimum wage, prevailing wage, right-to-work, unemployment, work-share programs, and collective bargaining. Click below for a list of NCSL labor and employment resources.

 

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STANDING COMMITTEE

meetingNCSL's Standing Committee on Labor and Economic Development considers issues related to job growth, economic development, unemployment, labor and international trade. The committee meets at the NCSL Legislative Summit and Fall Legislative Forum.

 

 

DATABASES

databaseNCSL provides searchable legislative bill tracking databases on key labor and employment issues. Seach by year, state, sponsor, bill number, topic or key word.

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