Thousands of people have flocked to West Texas in the past two years in the hope of riding its oil boom. Rents in the area have skyrocketed, almost every apartment has a waiting list, and some end up living in motels for months on end. But it's not just oil field workers who are feeling the squeeze for shelter.... Read More »
America is often thought of as a rainbow quilt because of diversity of races, religions and cultures. But it has another kind of diversity: job markets. Not only are some regions prospering and others stewing in misery, but people in different places want different jobs.
AOL Jobs plugged different job-search... Read More »
With job creation continuing at a snail's pace, some job seekers are finding that it pays to go where the jobs are. But just as some states were hit harder during the recession than others, the opposite is true in the current rate of economic recovery and job creation. Or to put it another way, some states... Read More »
The recent slowdown in hiring may have caused some Americans who are looking for work to shudder. But a new survey of employers suggests that the summer months may give dispirited job seekers a much-needed boost.
According to data compiled by ManpowerGroup, 92 percent of U.S. employers plan to increase... Read More »
It should be the goal of every city, town and village in the United States of America. To be known as a great place for America's veterans to work, reside and retire in. But some are just kinder to and better for the former members of the armed forces than others. For the some 22 million veterans living in the... Read More »
As states scramble to balance their budgets many state employees have found themselves on the chopping block. As the latest jobs report showed last week, the number of workers on government payrolls shrank 34,000 in September, compared to a gain of about 137,000 positions in the private sector.
The drop in... Read More »
Fresh statistics last week showed that more than half of U.S. states saw the number of jobless workers rise in August compared to July -- yet more evidence that the nation's stagnant employment picture remains stuck in neutral.
Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate... Read More »
Chances are you know a number of people with one-man-band businesses -- proprietors who work for themselves and don't have any paid employees. Real estate agents, beauticians and handy men are good examples of "nonemployer businesses." While those individually-run operations used to be common, they're not so... Read More »
Even as the U.S. economy has been slow to boost employment, the number of jobs in the manufacturing sector has grown steadily amid the recovery. That's led some observers to suggest that a Rust Belt Renaissance has firmly taken root in the nation's heartland.
The region's most renowned industry, vehicle... Read More »
Hawaii is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there, according to MoneyRates.com, which has made a new list of the best and worst states for making a living, based on factors like wages, unemployment rates, taxes and the cost of living. Who knew that Illinois would look so good?
To come up... Read More »
In January, only 700 jobs were created in the entire state of California. But in February, believe it or not, reports show that a whopping 100,000 new jobs were created, according to the California Employment Development Department. What's responsible for the state's latest employment gold rush? Read More »
You hear so many conflicting reports these days about where is the best area to find a job. You might have been looking for work for a year, and then someone comes along saying that your very city has more job opportunities than just about anywhere else. Well, here's another one of those lists; but this time... Read More »
I'm probably as sick of writing about job loss as you are reading about it. Today I have some good news to report.
Recently, the Brookings Institute released the Q3 edition of its MetroMonitor, a "quarterly, interactive barometer of the health of America's 100 largest metropolitan economies." The MetroMonitor... Read More »
Regions across the U.S. will see job growth in the first quarter of 2010. But the growth will be sporadic and many areas will continue to lag
By Prashant Gopal
The recession might be technically over, but unemployment is rising month after month even in most of the nation's strongest job markets.
A... Read More »
By Michael Kling
High unemployment rates can cause more damage to an economy than you may realize. When the unemployment rates rise, many people begin relocating to areas with more readily-available jobs. Unattached singles are especially prone to moving, but if jobs don't become more plentiful in major cities,... Read More »
Job hunting falls under the same category as moving, paying bills, errands and homework -- it sucks, but you gotta do it.
To add to an already lousy situation, there's a serious lack of available positions in some regions of the United States. Workers often feel stuck in a rut because A)... Read More »
Job seekers with no ties to any particular location often seek jobs in big cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or San Francisco. But are these the places where they're most likely to find a job?
Not according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job seekers are better... Read More »
While many factors come into play as reason why you might not be landing a job -- the economy being the No. 1 reason to speak of -- one thing job seekers often don't think of as being a cause is the state they live in.
State unemployment rates play a huge role in whether or not you are likely... Read More »