More Americans quitting their jobs
NEW YORK (LilaMax Media) —
Workers are choosing to leave their jobs at the fastest rate since the internet boom 17 years ago and getting rewarded for it with bigger paychecks or more satisfying work. Labor Department data show that 3.4 million Americans quit their jobs in April, near a 2001 peak and twice the 1.7 million who were laid off from jobs in April. It's impacting a broad-based number of industries.
Pools are facing a lifeguard shortage. Part of it stems from minimum wage changes and a tight labor market. The YMCA is offering free lifeguard certification courses during the months of July and August to combat the shortage.
LeBron James's move to California could mean he'll pay an extra $21 million in state income taxes. However, Forbes says California has some of the most liberal residency laws in the country so he may be able to claim a home elsewhere, so there are a lot of varying factors. Ohio's top income tax rate is just under 5 percent, in California it's over 13 percent.
The number of Americans setting off roman candles and sparklers this hit a record high. The American Pyrotechnics Association says the good economy and relaxed fireworks laws in some states boosted sales. Sales of home fireworks reached $900 million, according to the association.