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Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to 5½ Year Low

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to 5½ Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5½ year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market. Read More »

How To Get Hired Without A Degree

How To Get Hired Without A Degree

Career coach and blogger Marty Nemko reconsiders his belief that college is always worth it. Here's why. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Modestly as Jobs Market Improves

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Modestly as Jobs Market Improves

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week in a sign the U.S. labor market continues to improve at a moderate pace. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Could Point To Strong Hiring

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Could Point To Strong Hiring

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits dropped more than expected last week to its lowest level in four months, a possible sign that hiring could pick up in July. Read More »

Jobless Claims Decline For Second Consecutive Week

Jobless Claims Decline For Second Consecutive Week

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, pointing to a steady pace of job gains. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week as Economy Makes Gains

Jobless Claims Fall in Latest Week as Economy Makes Gains

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week in line with the recent moderate pace of jobs growth. Read More »

Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Continues To Heal

Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Continues To Heal

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week, nearing its lowest level in five years in a sign of resilience for the U.S. labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, the Labor Department said... Read More »

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 »

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