Jobless Recovery

  • Survey: Recession-Weary Workers Appear More Upbeat -- At Least To CFOs

    Survey: Recession-Weary Workers Appear More Upbeat -- At Least To CFOs

    With the U.S. economic recovery seemingly on hold, workers' moods would be expected to be anything but improving. But a new survey shows that some workers, at least, are feeling more upbeat. When asked if employee morale has changed to any degree compared to a year ago, 42 percent of chief financial officers... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Counties To Find Jobs

    Top 10 Counties To Find Jobs

    With millions of Americans out of work, job prospects for unemployed workers are pretty bleak in many parts of the country. Moreover, spending months if not years looking for work in the same city can leave many job seekers feeling like they are spinning their wheels. So how about someplace new? As with the... Continue Reading

  • Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

    Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

    Energy-producing states have experienced unemployment levels well below those of other states in recent years, thanks in part to a boom in energy exploration that's been driven by high oil prices. It's perhaps little surprise then that states that significantly contribute to the nation's production of oil,... Continue Reading

  • Jobs Seekers Beware: 6 Red Flags To Avoid

    Jobs Seekers Beware: 6 Red Flags To Avoid

    Searching for a job is never easy, but in this economy the challenges facing job seekers have never been greater. The jobless rate remained stuck at 9 percent in mid-August and a significant percentage of Americans -- 9.2 percent -- are working merely part time even though they desire full-time work, according... Continue Reading

  • 12 Biggest U.S. Job-Killing Companies

    12 Biggest U.S. Job-Killing Companies

    The nation's anemic recovery continues to create jobs, albeit at a pace that is failing not only to keep pace with population growth, but also with a rising number of layoffs. Job cuts have come fast and furious in recent weeks, as businesses as diverse as pharmaceutical companies, retailers, state... Continue Reading

  • Gallup: Job Creation On Hold As Employers Remain Cautious

    Gallup: Job Creation On Hold As Employers Remain Cautious

    The stalling economic recovery has had job creation on hold for months now, and there's little indication that the labor market is improving, a new survey shows. Job creation in July wasn't much different than the modest levels reported in May and June, according to the Gallup Job Creation Index. July's... Continue Reading

  • 4.4 Million Americans Unemployed for a Year or More

    4.4 Million Americans Unemployed for a Year or More

    As the nation's economic recovery continues to struggle, more and more unemployed workers are joining the ranks of those who have been without work for a year or more. The long-term unemployed make up about 30 percent of the nation's jobless -- about 4.4 million people, according to June data released by the... Continue Reading

  • Employers to Long-Term Jobless: 'You Need Not Apply'

    Employers to Long-Term Jobless: 'You Need Not Apply'

    As if being unemployed itself wasn't challenging enough, companies routinely exclude long-term jobless applicants from being considered for job openings, a new report finds. Despite increased scrutiny and strong public opposition to the practice, employers and staffing firms continue to deny job... Continue Reading

  • Bernanke: For Job Creation, It's a Long, Slow Slog

    Bernanke: For Job Creation, It's a Long, Slow Slog

    With the U.S. economic recovery seemingly stalled, many Americans -- including millions of unemployed -- are wondering what can be done to prod the economy into higher gear and get employers hiring again. The biggest problem that Washington policymakers face is that there is little the Federal Reserve, the... Continue Reading

  • Is America's Skills Gap Real or an Illusion?

    Is America's Skills Gap Real or an Illusion?

    A disquieting feature of the nation's fitful recovery has been its inability to create new jobs that many Americans need. It isn't just those who lost jobs during the recent recession that are looking for work but an ever-growing number of new entrants into the job market, including recent high school and... Continue Reading

  • Factory Hiring Expected to Continue Despite Recovery's Hiccup

    Factory Hiring Expected to Continue Despite Recovery's Hiccup

    Following yesterday's gloomy reports on jobs and manufacturing, the optimism that was slowly building within the U.S. labor market dissipated faster than a raindrop on a hot sidewalk. Payroll processing firm ADP reported that private employers added a mere 38,000 jobs last month, the smallest increase since... Continue Reading

  • To Ward Off Worker Burnout, Facebook Allows Workers to Try New Gigs

    To Ward Off Worker Burnout, Facebook Allows Workers to Try New Gigs

    Though there are fewer technology start-ups these days compared to the heyday of the dot-com bubble of the 1990s, there's no shortage of ambitious workers eager to get ahead and perhaps strike it rich. Logging seemingly endless hours, however, can take a toll on motivation and employees' attitudes. That's... Continue Reading

  • Unemployed? Blame it on the Cold

    Unemployed? Blame it on the Cold

    Hey job-seekers, we now have another thing to blame for the lack of gigs out there. That's right, jobless claims are back up-the government reports that the number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance surged to a 2-month high last week. There were 482,000 initial job claims filed in... Continue Reading