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Initial Jobless Claims Hit 5-Year Low, Signaling a Healing Job Market

Filed under: Economic Indicators, Unemployment Rate, Economic Recovery, Job Market, Layoffs

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to its lowest since the early days of the …

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July Jobs Report: 4 Pieces Of Good News Buried In The Gloom

Filed under: Economy

The long, slow slog that is improvement in the labor market continued in July, the Labor Department reported Friday. For many job seekers, that means the difficulty many have experienced in landing a new position remains.

As th…

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Recovering Financially (and Emotionally) From Long-Term Unemployment

Filed under: Economy, CareersRecovering financially after a period of long-term unemployment isn’t easy, but it is fairly straightforward: Pay off debts, rebuild savings, and adjust to a new (typically lower) income.

Recovering emotionally is far more…

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The Best and Worst Job Markets in the U.S.

North Dakota topped Gallup’s list of best places to find jobs last year, followed by other states rich in natural resources, such as South Dakota and Alaska. Meanwhile, Nevada, New Jersey and California were the worst states for…

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People@Work: Construction Job Growth Is Slowly Rebuilding

New forecasts show that the worst may be over for the construction industry, which was hit harder by the Great Recession than any other sector, as construction projects slowly resume. Some 27% of construction firms say they plan…

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