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U.S. Employment to Hit Pre-Recession Levels in Many States

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor released figures showing that around 169,000 jobs had been added in the U.S. in August. Though employment numbers have been rising slowly now for months, unemployment across the U.S. remains at just above 7%. New research has now shown that while many states are beginning to recover from the so-called “great recession,” …

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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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Unemployment Benefits Claims Down From Last Year

The U.S. Department of Labor this week revealed that initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits was down to 334,000 for the week ending July 13. That number is down 24,000 from the previous week, and down 48,000 from the same week one year ago. The numbers spark hope that the U.S. economy, or at least hiring numbers, is improving. The …

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Unemployment Benefits: What the Newest Numbers Mean

According to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 9,000 for the week ending June 22, 2013. The seasonally adjusted initial benefits claims was 346,000. Numbers of initial claims for the previous week was 355,000. Unemployment initial claims are near a five-year low, which was actually hit last month. …

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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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LinkedIn is Worried U.S. Workers Don’t Have The Skills For Available Jobs

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner gave a speech at the recent Bay Area Council 2012 Outlook Conference, where he outlined his suggestions for solving a different kind of unemployment crisis: the gap between worker skills and the skills needed for those few jobs that are available. The theme of the conference was “The Next Human Leap,” and Weiner made the point …

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Americans Tired Of Filling Out Unemployment Apps

The United State Governments Labor Department continues to bombard us with propaganda about how our economy is getting better. Their latest report specifies that unemployment aid applications have dropped by 15,000 this week. This means only 358,000 application were filed, the lowest since 2008. That’s exciting!, you mean 15,000 people finally realized they were not going to get any help …

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