All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘America’s Unemployment rate’

169K Jobs Added Last Month, Unemployment Hangs at 7.3%

The U.S. employment numbers for the last few months have been ok. Not good or great, but generally trending in the right direction. Back in July, the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that unemployment insurance benefits dropped by 48,000 from the same month in 2012. Last month, the Labor Department released the good news that jobless claims are down to …

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Jobless Claims in U.S. Hit Five-Year Low

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported unemployment insurance benefit claims were down from the previous year for the week ending July 13 – down some 48,000 claims. The numbers began to spark hope that the U.S. economy, or at least hiring numbers, were on the rise once again. This week, the Department of Labor is reporting that jobless …

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Jobs Report Shows 155,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Holding Steady

A new jobs report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today showed that 155,000 new U.S. jobs were added in December 2012. Though this is good news for thousands of Americans, the news was tempered somewhat by the fact that the unemployment rate remained unchanged. The 155,000 new jobs were primarily added in the healthcare, food service, construction, …

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America’s Jobless More Likely to Die if They Have Fewer Skills

According to a new study published in the American Journal for Public Health and conducted at the University of British Columbia, unemployed Americans with minimal and medium skill sets are seven times more likely to die than highly skilled workers. The study further made comparisons between the United States and Germany and found citizens in the U.S. to be at …

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