America is often thought of as a rainbow quilt because of diversity of races, religions and cultures. But it has another kind of diversity: job markets. Not only are some regions prospering and others stewing in misery, but people in different places want different jobs.
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By Debra Auerbach
There have been signs of economic growth this month. Earlier in the month we learned that as of December 2011, the national jobless rate was at 8.5 percent, a rate that's continued to trend down since February 2009. Read More »
As states scramble to balance their budgets many state employees have found themselves on the chopping block. As the latest jobs report showed last week, the number of workers on government payrolls shrank 34,000 in September, compared to a gain of about 137,000 positions in the private sector.
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Fresh statistics last week showed that more than half of U.S. states saw the number of jobless workers rise in August compared to July -- yet more evidence that the nation's stagnant employment picture remains stuck in neutral.
Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate increases,... Read More »
Hawaii is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there, according to MoneyRates.com, which has made a new list of the best and worst states for making a living, based on factors like wages, unemployment rates, taxes and the cost of living. Who knew that Illinois would look so good?
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At last, a sign that US unemployment might finally have peaked and be on its way back down: There was a large dip last week in the number of people losing jobs and claiming unemployment benefits for the first time. In fact, 43,000 fewer people filed for new benefits last week than the week before, according to... Read More »
By Ed Orum for AOL Find a Job
If you think it's tough to find a job where you live, consider yourself lucky you're not looking in El Centro, California - the unemployment rate hit 30 percent there in September. To be fair, even when times were good in the rest of the U.S., El Centro still struggled with a 20... Read More »
Job hunting falls under the same category as moving, paying bills, errands and homework -- it sucks, but you gotta do it.
To add to an already lousy situation, there's a serious lack of available positions in some regions of the United States. Workers often feel stuck in a rut because... Read More »