Friday, May 28, 2010

[IWS] BLS: MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW, May 2010, Vol. 133, No. 5 [28 May 2010]

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


Monthly Labor Review Online

May 2010, Vol. 133, No. 5


[full-text, 126 pages]




Labor costs in India’s organized manufacturing sector

Jessica R. Sincavage, Carl Haub, and O.P. Sharma

[full-text, 20 pages]


Compensation costs in India’s organized manufacturing sector

were 91 cents per hour for all employees in 2005; this amounted to

about 3 percent of hourly labor costs in the U.S. manufacturing sector,

but was above BLS estimates of labor costs in China


The early 2000s: a period of declining teen summer employment rates

Teresa L. Morisi

[full-text, 13 pages]


With many teens concentrating on academics, fewer are working

during the summer; in recent years, teens also have faced

a labor market weakened by recessions, a diminishing number

of federally funded summer jobs, and competition from other

groups for entry-level job opportunities


Job openings, hires, and separations fall during the recession

Mark deWolf and Katherine Klemmer

[full-text, 9 pages]


JOLTS data indicate record-low levels of job openings, hires,

and separations in 2009, as well as a record-high number

of layoffs and discharge


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