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Unemployment Drops Below 3% in 10 States

If economists say full employment is 5%, then 10 states are filled to overflowing. Each has a jobless rate under 3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The ...
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African Americans Twice as Likely to Be Unemployed in Many States

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9% last month, its lowest level since December 2000. That's down from a recent peak of 10% in October 2009. That's the good news. ...
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April CEO Exits Push 4-Month Total to 4-Year High

In April 2018, 109 CEOs left their jobs, according to the latest report from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. That's a year-over-year increase of 19.8% and a month-over-month increase ...
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Number of Working Teens Sags Despite Plenty of Opportunities

The number of teenagers who are expected to find jobs this summer is forecast to be in line with the 1.288 million teens who found jobs in the summer of ...
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Black Unemployment Rate at 6.6%, Sharply Above National Average

The unemployment figures for April showed that the economy added 164,000 jobs and the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.9%, a level last matched in December 2000. Yet, the unemployment ...
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April’s Sluggish Jobs Numbers

The U.S. Department of Labor released its Employment Situation numbers for the month of April early on Friday. The Bloomberg consensus estimate was 191,000 nonfarm payrolls, but it actually came ...
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April Job Cuts Fell 40% Year Over Year, but Up 8% for Year to Date

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for April showing that a total of 36,081 jobs were cut last month, a drop of ...
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Who IBM Is Laying Off and What They Have to Say About It

When International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) lays off staff, the company calls it a "resource action." IBM employees have shortened the term to "RA" and even created a verb ...
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Starting a New Business Gets Popular Again

The percentage of job seekers who chose to start a new business in the first quarter of this year was the highest since the fourth quarter of 2013. Nearly 8% ...
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10 Most Affordable Cities for Fastest Growing Careers

The U.S. economy is rocking along right now, growing at a rate of around 3% a year. An unemployment rate of around 4% means that most Americans who want jobs ...
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In Challenge to Economy, Part-Time Workers May Stay Part Time

Among the groups that have not benefited from the "rising tide lifts all boats" trend of the economy since the Great Recession are part-time workers. One school of thought argues that ...
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Black Unemployment Rate Almost Double White

The economy added a very modest 108,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1%. The rate of the increase was slower than it has been many recent months. ...
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LinkedIn Sees Even More Job Growth in March

The latest Workforce Report from LinkedIn suggests that U.S. companies are hiring even more employees. This report comes out on a monthly basis and highlights who is hiring in the ...
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Q1 Job Cuts Up 44% Year Over Year; March Up 71% Month Over Month

The outplacement firm of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday released its job-cuts report for March and the news is not good. A total of 60,357 job cuts were announced ...
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The Number of Nurse Practitioners More Than Doubles

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) has released new data revealing that more than 248,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) are currently licensed to practice in the United States, a significant ...
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