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How The Economy Is Still Holding Back Job Market Recovery

How The Economy Is Still Holding Back Job Market Recovery

From a job seeker's perspective, there hasn't been much improvement

From rude recruiters to over-expectant employers, job candidates and workers are still feeling the effects of the financial crisis. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Less Than Expected

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week. Read More »

U.S. Job Growth Lost Momentum Before Budget Fight Hit

U.S. Job Growth Lost Momentum Before Budget Fight Hit

U.S. employers added far fewer than expected workers in September, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy. Read More »

Jobless Claims Decline For Second Consecutive Week

Jobless Claims Decline For Second Consecutive Week

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, pointing to a steady pace of job gains. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

AIG CEO Tells Struggling College Grads, 'Don't Cry About It'

AIG CEO Tells Struggling College Grads, 'Don't Cry About It'

By Max Nisen Most business leaders, when asked to advise new graduates, are encouraging, telling them that though things might be rough now, they'll pick up in time. Not AIG's outspoken CEO, Robert Benmosche. He doesn't have much in the way of sympathy for graduates entering a difficult job market, telling... Read More »

The Worst Year To Graduate From College

The Worst Year To Graduate From College

The last five years have been the worst time to graduate college, but what year was the worst of the worst? Read More »

Millennials: Expect To Be Underemployed Unless You Do This ...

Millennials: Expect To Be Underemployed Unless You Do This ...

Fifty-four percent of college graduates under 25 are unemployed or doing a job that doesn't require a college degree: waiter, retail clerk, receptionist, and so on. That is according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press. People can debate what's causing that horrific statistic --... Read More »

The World's Hardest Jobs To Fill

The World's Hardest Jobs To Fill

In the past, we've addressed how the U.S. economy is experiencing a growing skills gap – companies are struggling to find highly skilled workers to fill open positions. Yet this isn't just a U.S. issue – employers across the globe are feeling the effects of unfilled job openings on their bottom... Read More »

Generation Y Woefully Unprepared For Job Market, Survey Finds

Generation Y Woefully Unprepared For Job Market, Survey Finds

The survey reveals a generation composed of students who are not aggressively preparing for their post-college careers, according to the study. Read More »

What Obama's Win Means For Jobs, Investing, Homebuying [Live Chat]

What Obama's Win Means For Jobs, Investing, Homebuying [Live Chat]

This live chat has ended, but view it on video below. Go to the AOL Jobs Google+ page at 12:30 PM EST and join in our post-election Hangout! We'll have our staff answering your questions about what a second Obama term will mean for the future of housing, jobs, and the economy. Don't have a Google+ account? No... Read More »

Non-Partisan Cheat Sheet For The Presidential Debates

Non-Partisan Cheat Sheet For The Presidential Debates

When President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney go head-to-head for the first time tonight, Americans will be looking to answer two questions: Did Obama, given the free-falling economy he faced when he entered office, do a good enough job of fixing it? And who will be better for the... Read More »

Broken American Dream? Immigrants' Adult Children Leave U.S. For Jobs

Broken American Dream? Immigrants' Adult Children Leave U.S. For Jobs

Over the last century, scores of immigrants have left their poor home countries behind for the golden shores of the U.S.A. But now their grown American children are leaving college, struggling to find good jobs, while watching cousins and friends in India, China or Korea post on Facebook about their exciting... Read More »

Job Market Improving, ADP Report Suggests

Job Market Improving, ADP Report Suggests

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses increased hiring in June, suggesting the job market could be recovering after three sluggish months. Read More »

U.S. Unemployment Claims Rise, As Job Market Stagnates

U.S. Unemployment Claims Rise, As Job Market Stagnates

By Lucia Mutikani and Steven C. Johnson U.S. manufacturing grew at its slowest pace in 11 months in June and the number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment aid fell slightly last week, further evidence that the economy was weakening. Other reports on Thursday underscored the difficulty the... Read More »

Almost 1 Out Of 2 Workers Ready To Quit, Is That Foolish?

Almost 1 Out Of 2 Workers Ready To Quit, Is That Foolish?

Fed up and ready to bolt from your job? You're not alone. A recent online survey shows that nearly half of workers are considering quitting this year. But given last week's dismal jobs numbers, it's worth asking, "Are they crazy?" Read More »

Dismal Jobs Report: Only 69,000 Hires In May

Dismal Jobs Report: Only 69,000 Hires In May

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers created 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up. The dismal jobs figures could fan fears that the economy is sputtering. The Labor Department also says the economy created far fewer jobs in the previous two months... Read More »

U.S. Employers Only Add 133,000 Jobs In May

U.S. Employers Only Add 133,000 Jobs In May

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses boosted hiring in May modestly, a sign that the job market is recovering only slowly. Payroll provider ADP says that businesses added 133,000 jobs last month. That's higher than the revised total of 113,000 jobs it reported for... Read More »

Jobless Claims Steady, Suggesting Hiring Could Pick Up

Jobless Claims Steady, Suggesting Hiring Could Pick Up

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, suggesting steady gains in the job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment aid applications stayed at a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the same level as the previous... Read More »

A Surprising Way To Ensure Lifelong Employment

A Surprising Way To Ensure Lifelong Employment

By Jessica Stillman It's hard to imagine that most of us have the same problems as actors Zac Efron and Vin Diesel, but according to research out of MIT, many young professionals share a conundrum with the beautiful people of Hollywood. No, sadly, it's not how to fend off too many adoring fans or maintain... Read More »

U.S. Job Market Is Improving, Economists Say

U.S. Job Market Is Improving, Economists Say

By Paul Wiseman WASHINGTON -- Hiring through the rest of 2012 will lag the brisk pace set early this year. But it will be strong enough to push the unemployment rate below 8 percent by Election Day. That's the view that emerges from an Associated Press survey of 32 leading economists who foresee a gradually... Read More »

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