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Employers Plan To Hire Most Workers Since Financial Crisis

Employers Plan To Hire Most Workers Since Financial Crisis

By Madeline Will NEW YORK -- More employers in the United States plan to hire workers next quarter than in any period since the fourth quarter of 2008, according to a survey by Manpower Group, the global employment services giant. Manpower's quarterly survey released Tuesday found most employers around the... Read More »

More Than 50 Percent Of Americans Don't Have Jobs: Infographic

More Than 50 Percent Of Americans Don't Have Jobs: Infographic

More than half of Americans don't have jobs: What do they do? Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall, Indicating Moderate Job Growth

Jobless Claims Fall, Indicating Moderate Job Growth

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to moderate job growth despite slowing economic activity. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Jumped Unexpectedly

Weekly Jobless Claims Jumped Unexpectedly

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but not enough to suggest a shift in the recent pattern of modest job gains. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 354,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

Jobless Claims Improve Unexpectedly

Jobless Claims Improve Unexpectedly

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to resilience in the labor market despite belt-tightening by Washington. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, the Labor... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in Nearly 5½ Years

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in Nearly 5½ Years

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in nearly 5½ years last week, signaling labor market resilience in the face of fiscal austerity. Read More »

More Than 1 Million Baby Boomers Are Secretly Unemployed

More Than 1 Million Baby Boomers Are Secretly Unemployed

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its tabulation of the monthly unemployment rate, showing the jobless rate dipped to 7.5 percent in April. But that leaves out one major segment of the population: Those forced into retirement. While older Americans were less likely to lose their jobs in the recession, it's... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall Sharply to 5-Year Low

Jobless Claims Fall Sharply to 5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to its lowest level since the early days of the 2007-09 recession. Read More »

Italy Faces Shortage -- Of Pizza Makers

Italy Faces Shortage -- Of Pizza Makers

Even though so many jobs are outsourced or performed by immigrant labor, you might think that Italy would be the one place in the world were you could count on your pizza being made by an Italian. But according to a new report by FIPE, an Italian business federation, there's a shortage of pizza-makers in the... Read More »

Law School Grads With The Worst Chances Of Getting A Job

Law School Grads With The Worst Chances Of Getting A Job

By Erin Fuchs A San Diego law school with a lot of indebted students has topped a National Law Journal ranking of law schools with the highest percentage of jobless graduates. More than 31 percent of Thomas Jefferson School of Law's graduates had not gotten any job at all nine months out of school, according to... Read More »

March Hiring Slowed, Raising Fears About The Economy

March Hiring Slowed, Raising Fears About The Economy

Jin Lee/Bloomberg By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- American employers hired at the slowest pace in nine months in March, a sign that Washington's austerity drive could be stealing momentum from the economy. The economy added just 88,000 jobs last month and the jobless rate ticked a tenth of a point lower to 7.6... Read More »

Now Even File Clerks Need A College Degree

Now Even File Clerks Need A College Degree

The country's current jobs crisis isn't a crisis for everyone. In February, college graduates had an unemployment rate of just 3.8 percent. But the unemployment rate for Americans over 25 with no college was over twice that, and for those without a high school diploma, a staggering 11.2 percent. Many of the jobs... Read More »

4 Million Openings: Too Many Employers Await 'Ideal Candidate'

4 Million Openings: Too Many Employers Await 'Ideal Candidate'

It won't be news to many that the optimism in the economy -- more spending, more investing, rising housing prices, and a soaring stock market -- hasn't trickled down to the unemployed. While companies are posting more vacancies, they're not hiring to fill them all. In fact, employers are taking much longer to... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly, As Labor Market Improves

Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly, As Labor Market Improves

The jobless claims suggest that employers are hiring again. Read More »

Calif. Mom Linda Smith Offers $500 To Get Her Daughter A Job

Calif. Mom Linda Smith Offers $500 To Get Her Daughter A Job

Calif. mom Linda Smith offers motorists $500 if they give her daughter a job Read More »

10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay Six Figures

10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay Six Figures

Many people would love to find a six-figure career. But in this tepid labor market, many high-wage earners, including even attorneys, are finding that jobs remain elusive. Still, Glassdoor.com reports there are careers with plenty of job openings that offer handsome salaries. The employment website recently... Read More »

Why Unemployment Stretches Are Getting Shorter

Why Unemployment Stretches Are Getting Shorter

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- The average time Americans spent unemployed dropped a record 2.8 weeks in January ... but hold the applause. The reason is likely because many people ran out of unemployment benefits so they stopped looking for work, experts said. Read More »

How to Get the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

How to Get the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

By Richard Eisenberg Although things seem to be looking up on the jobs front (claims for state unemployment benefits just fell to their lowest level since January 2008), the same can't be said for America's long-term unemployed, especially those over 50. Read More »

The 10 Countries With The Highest Unemployment Rates

The 10 Countries With The Highest Unemployment Rates

America's unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 7.8 percent, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics, released in December 2012. But that figure represents a vast improvement from the worst of the recession, when the tally stood at 10 percent in October 2009. Read More »

European Unemployment Hits Record High

European Unemployment Hits Record High

By Don Melvin BRUSSELS (AP) -- Unemployment in the 17 EU countries that use the euro rose to 11.8 percent in November, as the number of jobless people in the region rose to 18.8 million, the highest figure since the single currency was founded in 1999. Read More »

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