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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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Employers Post Fewest Job Ads In 5 Months

    Employers Post Fewest Job Ads In 5 Months

    WASHINGTON -- Employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The report suggests that hiring will likely remain modest in the coming months. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings dropped by 100,000 to 3.56 million, the fewest in five... Continue Reading

  • Pre-Election Jobs Report: Increased Hiring, 7.9% Unemployed

    Pre-Election Jobs Report: Increased Hiring, 7.9% Unemployed

    By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and the jobless rate ticked higher as more workers restarted job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has dragged on President Barack Obama's re-election chances. Employers added 171,000 workers to their payrolls last... Continue Reading

  • It's Not Just A Low-Wage Recovery

    It's Not Just A Low-Wage Recovery

    Factories that make aircraft, cars and machinery have made up a good chunk of the job gains over the past two years, as have hospitals and doctors' offices. Continue Reading

  • Private Sector Added 158,000 Jobs In October, Highest In 8 Months, ADP Says

    Private Sector Added 158,000 Jobs In October, Highest In 8 Months, ADP Says

    NEW YORK -- U.S. companies added 158,000 jobs in October, data from a payrolls processor showed on Thursday, in a revamped report on the private sector labor market. That was the most private sector jobs added in eight months, according to Bloomberg. The historical data for the ADP National Employment Report... Continue Reading

  • Oil, Gas Boom To Create 3.5 Million Jobs By 2035, Industry Report Claims

    Oil, Gas Boom To Create 3.5 Million Jobs By 2035, Industry Report Claims

    By Roberta Rampton The U.S. oil and gas boom is cutting into jobless numbers, supporting a total of 1.7 million jobs this year, a number that will swell to almost 3 million by 2020, a leading consultant said in a study released on Tuesday. The report by forecaster IHS Global Insight is part of a series... Continue Reading

  • How People Job Hunt In 2012 [Infographic]

    How People Job Hunt In 2012 [Infographic]

    By Susan Ricker While catching up with a college friend, I asked how her job search was going. She shared some common frustrations over applying for jobs: how time consuming it was, how random the entire process sometimes felt, and how irritating it was to not hear back from hiring managers. But perhaps the... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Job Openings Dipped In August

    U.S. Job Openings Dipped In August

    The number of U.S. job openings fell slightly in August, a troubling sign for a labor market that is recovering at a painfully slow pace. Job openings -- a measure of labor demand -- dropped to 3.56 million from 3.59 million in July, the Labor Department said on Wednesday in its monthly Job Openings and Labor... Continue Reading

  • Tepid Jobs Report Better Than Expected: Employers Added 162,000 Jobs In September

    Tepid Jobs Report Better Than Expected: Employers Added 162,000 Jobs In September

    NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 162,000 jobs in September, topping economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 143,000 jobs. Continue Reading

  • How To Stay In The Hunt After Landing A Good Job

    How To Stay In The Hunt After Landing A Good Job

    By Hannah Morgan First, congratulations to the those of you who have landed a job recently. But guess what? Your job search isn't over. The economy is still unstable, in fact, it may never be stable. For you to feel like you have control over your career, you need to constantly keep your eyes open for your... Continue Reading

  • Study: Metro Area Cities Slow To Recover From The Recession

    Study: Metro Area Cities Slow To Recover From The Recession

    The 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. saw their rate of economic expansion slow down in the second quarter of 2012 from the first quarter, with cities in the Northeast hit hardest, according to a report on Tuesday. Cities across the country have been struggling to regain their financial footing... Continue Reading