Tag: economy

People Struggle As Recession Lingers

People Struggle As Recession Lingers
Two years after the “official” end of the Great Recession, the U.S. Economy continues to struggle as many Americans believe the Recession has not ended.  55% think that the recession remains, while 29% believe it feels more like a depression!  The recovery has been the weakest and the most lopsided of any since the 1930’s.... Read more »

Common Mistakes Made when Applying for a Job

One of the biggest mistakes I see job seekers make is not applying for a job that matches their experience and skill level.  In this highly competitive global job market we live in there are just too many candidates that do have the expertise and who fit the job description a company is seeking. Job... Read more »

Recent Jobless Claims Report: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Recent Jobless Claims Report: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The good news is in today’s jobless claims report is that the number of people still receiving benefits under regular State programs fell drastically to 68,000 in the week ending 4/16 to 3.64 million people.  This is the lowest level since September, 2008.   The bad news is that claims for unemployment benefits rose last... Read more »
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Are You a Turtle in Your Job Search?

Are You a Turtle in Your Job Search?
Before I start this blog I want to go on record to say that I know that most of you believe that you are working very hard in your efforts to get a job.  I am sure you are going through the motion and sending out your resume to all available jobs you can find,... 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 »

Weekly Unemployment Claims Surprise Analysts: Stock Market Soars

One constant you can bank on in this economy is change!  The jobless claims for the week ending 2/26 came in at 368,000 which surprised analysts who expected the number to be at 398,000.  This number was also down 20,000 from the prior week’s revised figure of 388,000.  The four-week moving average is 388,500, a... Read more »
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Chicago Elects Its Mayor: Will it be Rahm Emanuel?

Chicago Elects Its Mayor: Will it be Rahm Emanuel?
  Today’s election for the Mayor of Chicago will change the politics in this city forever.  It is the first time in history that there is not an Irish American candidate running for office.  Chicago has had a long line of south side Irish Catholics, from Richard M Daley, Richard J. Daley and Jayne Byrne... Read more »

Inflation Rises As Jobless Claims Increase: The Recession Continues

Corporations are making money, the stock market is well over 12,000 as investors cash in on their earnings, but inflation is starting to rise as costs for energy and food drove the latest number to an increase of .4%, making it the largest gain in inflation since October, 2009.  Our national debt is beginning to... Read more »

Should You File a Claim for Job Disability Discrimination?: The Facts

With the U. S. job market remaining unrelenting in a still sluggish economy, the filing of discrimination lawsuits against employers has increased by 7.2% from 2009-2010.  The largest increase was from people who said they have been discriminated against due to a disability.  This increase may have something to do with the recent changes in... Read more »
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Job Seekers Drop Out of Job Search in December: Long Road for the Unemployed

Job Seekers Drop Out of Job Search in December: Long Road for the Unemployed
The national jobless rate for December dropped to 9.4% from 9.8% the previous month.  Unfortunately, the decline in jobless claims only dropped because 260,000 American job seekers stopped looking for employment last month.  December was the 20th month in a row that the unemployment has been above 9%, which is a post World War II... Read more »