Posts tagged "unemployment rate"

The Haves & The Have Nots of Our New Economy

The Haves & The Have Nots of Our New Economy
Are you still unemployed when many of your former co-workers and friends are gainfully employed? Are you still having a difficult time getting in for an interview?  Have you wondered why they have gotten a new job and you haven’t? Is it just that they are more talented and have more skills than you? The... Read more »

Are Part-Time Workers the Trend for Our Job Recovery?

Are Part-Time Workers the Trend for Our Job Recovery?
A better than expected April Jobs Report came out today driving the stock market over 15,000 for the first time in the history of the U.S. This unexpected increase of jobs last month, which created 176,000 jobs in the private sector and dropping the unemployment rate to 7.5%, sent stocks soaring. Are we are in... Read more »

Dismal Job Growth Figures Signals a Slow Down In U.S. Economy

Dismal Job Growth Figures Signals a Slow Down In U.S. Economy
The question we are all asking ourselves is, “Where are the jobs?” It’s been over three years since the end of the Great Recession and our economy continues to struggle to create new jobs. Obama-lead stimulus packages have not impacted the growth in the job market that he had hoped for to lift us out... Read more »
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Stepping Up Your Job Search

Stepping Up Your Job Search
With unemployment at a stubborn 9.4% in Illinois, the quest for a new job is still a challenge for most.  The U.S.unemployment rate is at 8.3%; considerably lower, but still not an acceptable number for most Americans.  This economy is poised for a slow recovery, with the number of jobs lagging behind corporate profits. Many... Read more »

Small Businesses Start Hiring: Unemployment at 8.6%

Small Businesses Start Hiring: Unemployment at 8.6%
In what surprised economists, the unemployment rate for November went down to 8.6% from a stubborn 9%.  This is the lowest unemployment rate since March, 2009 and two months after President Obama took office.  The unemployment figure has been hovering around 9% for 2.5 years. The start-ups and small business that were skittish about hiring... Read more »

More Homes " Underwater" and Higher Job Numbers Show Mixed Economic Results

The latest number for Americans who owe more on their mortgage than their homes are worth has risen from 23%-28%.  In a healthy housing market this number is about 5% of homeowners who are “underwater”.  Experts don’t expect an improvement in the market for at least another year which will certainly slow down our economy.... Read more »
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(5) Tips for Getting a Job at a Job Fair!

(5) Tips for Getting a Job at a Job Fair!
Still looking for a job? You are not alone.  With the national unemployment rate “stuck” at 8.8%, many who are still unemployed or underemployed still struggle to find employment. A number of companies appear to be stepping up their hiring, yet there are still too many qualified candidates, for too few jobs. There are a... Read more »

Is Our Economy Really Improving? Latest Jobs Report

The latest jobs report for February shows sign that our economy is headed in the right direction.  In February the unemployment rate dropped to 8.9%, the lowest level in almost two years.  192,000 factory, education, construction and professional service jobs were added to our economy. Yet, the U.S. recovery has a long way to go!... Read more »

(5) Tips for Dealing With a Bad Job

(5) Tips for Dealing With a Bad Job
With our economy struggling to recover as the unemployment rate remains close to 10%, it is not the time to leave a job, until you find another one. Some employees are experiencing intolerabe work environments as companies take advantage of their workers, knowing it’s difficult to find alternative employment.   A former collegue of mine... Read more »
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The Facts on the November Unemployment Report

The Facts on the November Unemployment Report
  The November unemployment report released today shows the rate edged up to 9.8% breaking a three month trend of 9.6%.  Clearly we are going in the wrong direction as job seekers become more discouraged and angry as our economy attempts to rebound from the severest recession since the Great Depression in U.S. history.  With... Read more »