Archive for the Category ◊ Employment News ◊

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• Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
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• Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Good news, college grads: the entry-level job market is the best it has been in three years — but you may have to settle for less money and a position outside your preferred career path, a new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows. “There’s lots of positive news out there, and we’re finally seeing some […]

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• Wednesday, March 09th, 2011

The U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 8.9% in March, the lowest mark in nearly two years, according to the latest report from the Labor Department on Friday. The report stated 192,000 jobs were created last month. Economists had predicted between 175,000 and 200,000 jobs would be created in February. The unemployment rate had been at 9.1% […]

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• Friday, October 15th, 2010

Everyone is aware of the alarming unemployment rates but these rates depend on dates, states, and educational level. On October 8th, 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a detailed employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment. The result? Less than 5% of unemployment for people with a Bachelor’s […]

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• Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The job market showed signs of improvement throughout the state last month as the Chicago metropolitan area unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent from 10.5 percent in July, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday. Since being flat in March, the not seasonally adjusted rate has declined in four of the last five months. […]

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• Monday, September 20th, 2010

NEW  YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The Great Recession ended in June 2009, according to the body charged with dating when economic downturns begin and end. But the news is little comfort to the millions of Americans still out of work, underwater on their mortgages or uncertain about the future. The National Bureau of Economic Research, an independent […]

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• Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. government data released on Friday showed employment conditions varied widely from state to state in July, indicating that the economic recovery may not be consistent across the country. The jobless rate fell in 18 states and the District of Columbia in July from June, while it rose in 14 states and […]

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• Monday, July 26th, 2010

If you have applied for a job recently, chances are good that you have signed a consent form allowing your prospective employer to perform a background check on you. Gone are the days when employers merely verified employment and education history and counted on their gut instincts to hire new employees. In today’s world, they […]

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• Thursday, May 27th, 2010

May 27, 2010 Final-year undergraduates for 2010 are gloomy about their immediate employment prospects with confidence in the graduate job recruitment market at a 15-year low, new research shows. Of the 16,000-plus students surveyed by High Fliers Research in March, only a third expected to find a graduate job after university, and 14% said they […]