Although the January jobs report seems like good news for job seekers, it’s likely to make competition for positions even more fierce as job hunters who gave up looking resume their search.
The unemployment rate dropped from 8.5% to 8.3% in January, but that only tells part of the story of why the latest jobs report is so good.
The Pacific Coast, the Southeast and the Great Lakes region all have significantly higher long-term unemployment rates than the rest of the country.
The minimum wage dances on the high-tension wire strung between the desire to promote maximum employment and the need to ensure a living wage for all Americans. Here are how the 50 states find the balance.
An article in Time magazine reveals Buffett's thoughts on the U.S. housing market. It is a succinct analysis of what Buffett believes is the intricately linked relationship between housing starts and employment.
Job seekers may find their hunt a little easier over the next few weeks.
If it hasn’t felt like much of an economic recovery so far, there’s a good reason for that. The labor market is at a new low, incomes are stagnant and the country’s overall output is nearly $1 trillion below its potential.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest jobs report, employment rose 176,000 in December with the unemployment rate falling to 8.5% from a revised 8.7% in November.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week after three weeks of declines to a level consistent with modest gains in hiring.
As 2012 approaches, Americans are showing less signs of pessimism about the job market, partially because sentiment reached an all-time low back in November.