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U.S. employers add modest 148,000 jobs; unemployment rate at 4.1 percent

U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.

California Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1970s

The economic juggernaut that is the California economy barreled forward in November as the state added 47,400 net new jobs and the unemployment rate dropped from 4.9 percent in October to 4.6 percent, the lowest level since the 1970s.

How To Get Interviews If Your Resume Is Vulnerable Due To...

How To Get Interviews If Your Resume Is Vulnerable Due To Age, Short-Term Jobs, Unemployment, Self-Employment, Not Enough Experience In Their Industry or Just...

The Government’s Labor Reports Fail To Capture The Real Problems Of...

Month after month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that U.S. veterans are doing better than non-veterans in the job market.

5 Horrifying Jobs That Almost Make You Prefer Unemployment

We realize that "it could be worse" is small comfort to someone who spends their workday staring at the clock and fantasizing about taking a shit on the boss' desk.

Utah saw more job creation in June but also more unemployment

Utah's unemployment rate rose at a slightly higher rate in June, but state officials were not overly concerned as that increase ran parallel to solid growth in new job creation.

Maryland loses 1,600 jobs in May but unemployment rate falls

Maryland lost 1,600 jobs in May while the state's unemployment rate fell back below the national average.

California Unemployment Falls to Lowest rate in 16 Years

The number of Californians employed in nonfarm jobs actually fell by 16,300 jobs in April, but on a seasonally adjusted basis the unemployment rate ticked down by 0.1 percent.

Post-9/11 Veteran Unemployment Rate Ticks Upward

Unemployment rates for all veterans and especially for post-9/11 veterans went up in July despite a rosy government jobs report Friday that showed the U.S. economy strengthening.

Is the Unemployment Rate for Veterans as Low as WSJ Claims?

The unemployment rate among veterans has fallen to a seven-year low, a result of an improving job market and federal policies that promote employment among service members.

Unemployment for veterans at lowest level in 7 years

The unemployment rate for veterans has dropped to its lowest level in seven years, thanks to an all-hands-on-deck push by government and corporate America to hire veterans.

Era of high unemployment for Iraq, Afghanistan veterans ends

An era of high unemployment for those who served during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars appears to be over, according to federal statistics showing jobless rates for those veterans are now on par with civilians.

Event urges hiring veterans

The unemployment rate for U.S. military veterans is at its lowest level in more than six years, but advocates say many men and women still face significant employment hurdles after being discharged.

The Big Lie About Job Recovery

Based on Department of Labor statistics, it reveals that only 58.3% of working age Americans have a job.

Is a College Degree Worth It?

Given the $962 billion Americans owe in student loan debt, it seems reasonable to ask what a college degree buys them in employability and future income.

Are Americans Asleep?

2012 is almost ready for the scrap heap of history. 2013 is just around the corner. Will America wake up or will it continue down the road to LaLa land?

McKinstry Joins HireVeterans.com

Established in 1960, McKinstry is a full-service design, build, operate and maintain (DBOM) firm with over 1,600 employees and approximately $400 million in annual revenue.

Milestone for Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

We hit 45,000 approved applications for VRAP. We're excited so many Veterans have taken the opportunity to achieve their educational goals. Help us continue the momentum.

When is enough “enough?”

I'm sick and tired of watching and listening to pundits who profess concern over the minimum wage. They all read from the same talking points…

Never take a knife to a gunfight

The 2012 national elections are over. Conservatives are at a loss for words to describe the election results, while liberal progressives are giddy with joy.

Post-9/11 Veteran Unemployment Rate Still Falling; At 8.9 Percent in July

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Veteran unemployment data for the month of July.

Joint VA/DOL Veterans Retraining Assistance Program Reaches Important Milestone

More than 25,000 unemployed Veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 have already applied for new benefits to cover education costs for up to one year through a joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor (DOL) program that focuses on retraining up to 99,000 Veterans for high-demand jobs.

The Latest on Unemployment Among Post-9/11 Veterans

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Veteran unemployment data for the month of May

Not Every Veteran is Broken

The wounds of Veterans, both physical and mental, are real and have widespread effects on Veterans and their families.

10.3 Percent Unemployment Among Younger Vets; Trend Still Downward

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Veteran unemployment data for the month of March.

Veterans face job discrimination; feds are biggest offender

By msnbc.com staff   It has become a mainstream story – a soldier is unable to find work because of military obligations. Many of those stories are...

A Nation Cannot Abandon the Needs of its Veterans

Homeward bound veterans.

The 2012 Voting Experience – The Most Important of a Lifetime

Become and informed voter not just a dolt.

Self-Employment For Veterans

By:Izzy   Self-Employment for Veterans Self-employment has long been an option for people unable to find an employed position in the mainstream job market. During difficult economic...

How’s That “Change” Working Out For You?

Who dreams up the glowing economic numbers and why do we let them get away with it?

Jobless rate drops to lowest level in almost three years

By msnbc.com news services   The U.S. economy created jobs at the fastest pace in nine months in January and the unemployment rate dropped to a...

Unemployment High for Young US Military Veterans

While members of the military make up a tiny fraction of the U.S. population, the unemployment rate for America’s military veterans far exceeds the national average.

Owen McCurty Sneaks Past Security Gates, Decodes Military Jargon to Find...

By Nina Shapiro   This week, the U.S. House will vote on a jobs bill for veterans. Want to know why it's necessary? Read this week's feature storyabout the apparent...

Facebook partners with Labor Department to help job-seekers

The Labor Department is hoping a popular new friend can help unemployed workers find jobs.   Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Thursday announced a partnership with...

Congress moving forward with veterans jobs initiatives

By LEO SHANE III   WASHINGTON — The ambitious jobs plan outlined by the president Thursday night may be a tough sell in Congress, but lawmakers appear...

President Obama to unveil $300 billion jobs package

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will lay out a jobs package worth more than $300 billion on Thursday, staking his re-election hopes on a call for...

Job Initiatives Focus on Vets, Family Members

President Barack Obama yesterday called on Congress to move quickly on an initiative to offer tax credits to employers who hire unemployed veterans, including those with disabilities.

Jobless data suggest improving employment market

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose back above 400,000 last week. Still, the average number of applications over the past four...

Open letter to the President

Open letter to the President telling it the way it is on Main St. USA

Hiring Veterans

By The Virginian-Pilot Norfolk, Va.   As missions wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan, troops returning home from battle are facing a struggle of a different...