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10 Popular Jobs That Are Quickly Disappearing

10 Popular Jobs That Are Quickly Disappearing

These careers are going the way of the dodo

Is your job headed for the trash pile? A new study by CareerCast revealed the top 10 professions predicted to lose the most jobs by 2022. Read More »

9 Bizarre Actual Jobs That No Longer Exist

9 Bizarre Actual Jobs That No Longer Exist

Rat catcher, anyone?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational classification list from 1850 includes jobs like chimney sweep and daguerreotypist. Read More »

Union Membership Holds Steady at 11.3 Percent

Union Membership Holds Steady at 11.3 Percent

Union members earn on average $200 per work more

There are slightly more union workers employed in the private than the public sector, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Read More »

40 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

40 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

Each offers an average annual salary of at least $58,000

A college degree no longer guarantees a high-paying job, but it's also not necessary to go to college to land a high-paying job. Read More »

The 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In America

The 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In America

Jobs are available in these industries, but death rates are higher

Enjoy danger? These jobs and industries are ones where employers are more likely to die. Read More »

The 10 Best Places To Live For Jobs

The 10 Best Places To Live For Jobs

Double digit growth in jobs.

These are the 10 counties that have seen the greatest jobs growth since 2010. Read More »

10 Fastest Growing Industries In America

10 Fastest Growing Industries In America

For years agriculture and manufacturing have been stalling while service sectors have been adding jobs. And that shift will be "cemented" by 2020, according to Nicole Smith, a senior economist at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Smith is a co-author of a new study that identifies... Read More »

Is The U.S. Turning Into A Nation Of Temps?

Is The U.S. Turning Into A Nation Of Temps?

The total number of temp workers is at a seven-year high. Why? Read More »

More Than 50 Percent Of Americans Don't Have Jobs: Infographic

More Than 50 Percent Of Americans Don't Have Jobs: Infographic

More than half of Americans don't have jobs: What do they do? Read More »

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

If you want to understand why 400 fast food workers protested in Detroit on Friday, even though they risked being fired, just ask Jamal Harris. The 21-year-old Detroit man (pictured at right) works three jobs at three fast-food restaurants: Burger King, Long John Silver's and Checkers. Logging more than 80 hours... Read More »

Male Nurses: No Longer A Rarity

Male Nurses: No Longer A Rarity

One of the few brights spots in the economy has been the fast-growing health care field. As a result, more male workers are entering the booming sector. Read More »

The Reality Of Working In The Fast Food Industry

The Reality Of Working In The Fast Food Industry

What's it like to be a fast-food worker in America? The working conditions in the fast food industry have recently been under harsh criticism, thanks to workers' walkouts and protests in New York and most recently in Chicago on Wednesday. Workers are demanding a pay raise to $15 per hour, a significant increase... Read More »

More Jobs Created Under Obama Than Bush, Nonpartisan Report Finds

More Jobs Created Under Obama Than Bush, Nonpartisan Report Finds

Getty Images President Obama has been called a job-killer and worse. But in his over four years in office, Obama has already presided over the net creation of more American jobs than did his predecessor, George W. Bush, in his eight in the White House. That's the conclusion of a new analysis released Tuesday by... Read More »

Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 7.8%

Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 7.8%

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- The pace of hiring by U.S. employers eased slightly in December, pointing to a lackluster pace of economic growth that was unable to make further inroads in the country's still high unemployment rate. Payrolls outside the farming sector grew 155,000 last month, the Labor... Read More »

The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority -- And Poorly Paid

The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority -- And Poorly Paid

For much of the 20th century, America's unions were known for their fierce and relentless advocacy of manufacturing workers -- mostly men, working relatively high-paying, blue-collar jobs at steel mills and auto plants. But as the U.S. has moved from a manufacturing economy to a service-based one, the face of... Read More »

October Jobs Report Not Delayed, Coming Friday, Labor Department Says

October Jobs Report Not Delayed, Coming Friday, Labor Department Says

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Labor Department said on Monday that it intends to release the October employment report as scheduled on Friday despite disruption from Hurricane Sandy, delivering the final update on the country's battered jobs market before the Nov. 6 election. Read More »

Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Rate Plummeting

Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Rate Plummeting

New data from Gallup affirms official government statistics, showing that the unemployment rate is dropping sharply. Gallup's data finds that unemployment has declined from 7.9 percent in late September to 7.3 percent in mid-October, the lowest since Gallup began collecting data in January 2010. Take a look... Read More »

4 Challenges Facing Disabled Veterans And How To Overcome Them

4 Challenges Facing Disabled Veterans And How To Overcome Them

As two wars draw to a close, the roughly 1.6 million veterans who have fought for America and survived will soon find themselves in the most civilian of activities -- looking for a job. For those who have already come home from the two wars, their search comes in a terrible economy. Although their... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Lowest In 4.5 Years

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Lowest In 4.5 Years

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in more than four and a half years, according to government data on Thursday that suggested improvement in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment... Read More »

BLS Economist Explains Why 'Cooked Jobs Report' Charge Is 'Preposterous'

BLS Economist Explains Why 'Cooked Jobs Report' Charge Is 'Preposterous'

It's 32 days before election day, and an embattled president receives news that could only bring him joy. For the first time since Barack Obama's first month in office, the national unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent, to a September tally of 7.8 percent. "Well, isn't that convenient?" in effect... Read More »

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