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Job Market Loses Steam in May

June 3, 2011 No Comments

The job market turned in a disappointing performance last month, notching only a slight gain of 54,000 jobs. The results fell way short of expectations. Economists had predicted that employment for May would increase by 160,000. Meanwhile, the jobless rate rose slightly, from 9 percent to 9.1 percent. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

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April Brings Strong Job Growth

May 6, 2011 No Comments

The latest employment report may seem to be sending mixed messages — but economists who have analyzed it say the news is largely positive. Payrolls rose by 244,000 last month, and job creation was spread across a number of industries. However, the jobless rate also increased, rising from 8.8 percent to 9 percent, the Labor […]

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Healthy Job Growth Pushes Unemployment Down

April 1, 2011 No Comments

Employers boosted payrolls by 216,000 in March, showing that they continue to be in the mood to hire. The expansion sent the jobless rate down slightly, from 8.9 percent in February to 8.8 percent last month. The overall trend in the unemployment numbers has been encouraging. Over the past four months, the unemployment rate has […]

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Growing Demand Seen for Recruiters

March 31, 2011 No Comments

If you’re a recruiter looking for new career opportunities, there’s some good news. Employers are seeing a greater need for these professionals, according to Indeed, a company that indexes jobs from all over the Web. Postings for recruiter jobs have increased 49 percent over the past year. During that period, recruiting jobs have increased an […]

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Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

March 4, 2011 No Comments

The U.S. job market headed in an encouraging direction last month, as employers added 192,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.9 percent. The jobless rate has been falling since November, when it stood at 9.8 percent. The 0.9 percentage point drop over the past three months is the largest such decline since 1983, […]

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Weak Job Growth Attributed to Bad Weather

February 4, 2011 No Comments

At first glance, the January employment report doesn’t seem to make much sense. But if you dig deeper, you can find some explanations. The payroll survey showed that employers created only 36,000 new jobs, which was far fewer than economists had expected. But the unemployment rate — which is based on a separate measure called […]

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Employment Picture Remains Unclear

January 7, 2011 No Comments

The last jobs report for 2010 delivered mixed news: the unemployment rate fell dramatically, but employers created fewer jobs than expected. The jobless rate dropped from 9.8 percent to 9.4 percent in December, the Labor Department reported today. But payrolls increased by only 103,000 last month, a disappointing number considering that many economists had predicted […]

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Job Creation Slows in November

December 3, 2010 No Comments

The November jobs report brought some bad news for the Obama Administration. Last month, the pace of employment growth slowed dramatically. The economy created only 39,000 new jobs in November, compared to 172,000 the previous month, according to revised figures from the U.S. Labor Department. The unemployment rate jumped from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent. […]

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Employment Growth Returns in October

November 5, 2010 No Comments

This week’s election results showed the depths of the public’s anxiety about the job market, but the latest unemployment report provides a glimmer of hope. Payrolls jumped for the first time in several months, as employers created 151,000 new jobs in October. The last time the economy added jobs was in May, when payrolls increased […]

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Disappointing Report Shows More Job Cuts

October 8, 2010 No Comments

Millions of American job seekers are looking for encouragement from any place they can – but they won’t find much good news in the latest employment report. Last month the U.S. economy lost 95,000 jobs, a number that was worse than economists had predicted. And the nation is still reeling from high unemployment, with the […]

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