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U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Healing

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Healing

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but probably not enough to suggest the labor market recovery was taking a step back. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, the Labor... Read More »

Guns And Ammo Spark Jobs Boom

Guns And Ammo Spark Jobs Boom

By Aaron Smith Guns and ammo are selling briskly these days, and that means weapons makers are hiring. Some manufacturers are scrambling to find enough workers. Mike Weddle, head of maintenance at Dynamic Research Technologies, an ammunition manufacturer in Albany, Mo., says he is adding 10 new hires to his... Read More »

The Taco That Created 15,000 Jobs

The Taco That Created 15,000 Jobs

By Abby Ellin It may take a village to raise a child. But all it takes to raise employment is a... Read More »

Drones Will Create 100,000 Jobs, Report Predicts

Drones Will Create 100,000 Jobs, Report Predicts

Commercial drones, which are expected to be approved for use in the U.S. in 2015, will create 100,000 jobs in 10 years, adding $13.7 billion to the economy. Read More »

Unemployment Falls To 7.7% As Employers Are Hiring Again

Unemployment Falls To 7.7% As Employers Are Hiring Again

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. Stronger hiring shows businesses are confident about the economy, despite higher taxes and government spending cuts. Read More »

U.S. Private Sector Adds 198,000 Jobs In February, More Than Expected

U.S. Private Sector Adds 198,000 Jobs In February, More Than Expected

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses added a solid number of jobs in February, indicating higher taxes and looming government spending cuts have yet to slow hiring. Read More »

Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected

Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a continued steady improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 341,000, the Labor Department said on... Read More »

January Jobs Report: U.S. Gains 157,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Up

January Jobs Report: U.S. Gains 157,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Up

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. job growth grew modestly in January and gains in the prior two months were bigger than initially reported, supporting views that the economy's sluggish recovery was on track despite a surprise contraction in output in the final three months of 2012. Employers added... Read More »

Why Good Middle Class Jobs Are Vanishing, And They're Not Coming Back

Why Good Middle Class Jobs Are Vanishing, And They're Not Coming Back

In the U.S., the economic recovery that started in June 2009 has been called the third straight "jobless recovery." But that's a misnomer. The jobs came back after the first two. Read More »

Private Hiring Surged In December, Despite Fiscal Cliff Fears

Private Hiring Surged In December, Despite Fiscal Cliff Fears

By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply increased hiring in December, helped by a surge of new construction jobs created to help rebuild from Superstorm Sandy. Payroll processor ADP says employers added 215,000 jobs in December. That's more than November's total... Read More »

Using The Right Keywords On Your Resume Will Be Very Important In 2013

Using The Right Keywords On Your Resume Will Be Very Important In 2013

By Vivian Giang If you're applying for a position at a larger firm, your resume will likely be among hundreds - or even thousands - that recruiters receive, and if you don't use the right keywords, you'll risk a chance of never crossing a recruiter's radar. More and more companies are using a... Read More »

November Jobs Report: Hiring Up, Unemployment Rate Falls -- Despite Sandy

November Jobs Report: Hiring Up, Unemployment Rate Falls -- Despite Sandy

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures. The Labor Department's report Friday offered a mixed picture... Read More »

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop 25,000, As Hurricane Sandy's Effect Wanes

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop 25,000, As Hurricane Sandy's Effect Wanes

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a third straight week last week, but still remain too volatile to offer a clear signal on labor market conditions. Initial jobless claims dropped 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the Labor Department said on... Read More »

ADP Report: Sandy Slowed Hiring In November

ADP Report: Sandy Slowed Hiring In November

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- A private survey shows that U.S. businesses added fewer workers in November, in part because Superstorm Sandy shut down factories, retail stores and other companies. Payroll processor ADP says employers added 118,000 jobs last month. That's below October's total of... Read More »

Has Job Hunting Become Your Hobby?

Has Job Hunting Become Your Hobby?

If you are job hunting during the workday, you are not alone. According to a new survey by Right Management, a whopping 86 percent of workers said that they plan to actively seek a new position in 2013, up slightly from 84 percent in 2011. Yet statistics show turnover is actually slowing down, and people are... Read More »

Unemployment Claims Drop, As Sandy's Effects Wear Off

Unemployment Claims Drop, As Sandy's Effects Wear Off

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped for a second straight week last week, unwinding some of the storm-related surge, which has muddled the labor market picture. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally... Read More »

Silicon Valley: Worst Place In America For Over-40 Workers?

Silicon Valley: Worst Place In America For Over-40 Workers?

By Sarah McBride When Randy Adams (shown above), 60, was looking for a chief-executive officer job in Silicon Valley last year, he got turned down from position after position that he thought he was going to nail -- only to see much younger, less-experienced men win out. Finally, before heading into his... Read More »

From Long-Term Unemployment To Full-Time Job: How I Beat The Odds

From Long-Term Unemployment To Full-Time Job: How I Beat The Odds

I'm starting a new, full-time job this week. I've waited 34 months to write that sentence. I received an offer on Tuesday and accepted it on Thursday. I can't even pinpoint exactly how I'm feeling right now, it's such a jumble. Happy, nervous, worried, anxious, sad, excited. Read More »

Jobless Claims Jump, Hurricane Sandy Blamed

Jobless Claims Jump, Hurricane Sandy Blamed

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits surged last week to a 1 1/2-year high, a sign superstorm Sandy had dented the U.S. economy by leaving tens of thousands of people out of work. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 78,000 to a seasonally adjusted... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Amid Hurricane Sandy

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Amid Hurricane Sandy

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign the labor market's slow recovery was gaining traction, although a severe storm distorted the data. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

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