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VA Gov. Candidate McAuliffe Explains Building Plants in Mississippi

VA Gov. Candidate McAuliffe Explains Building Plants in Mississippi

Chris Maddaloni/CQ-Roll Call(RICHMOND, Va.) — Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe created American jobs with his recently acquired electric car company — just not in Virginia.After he was asked about it at a campaign event this week, the…

Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7% as 146K Jobs Added in November

Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7% as 146K Jobs Added in November

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In the first monthly jobs report since Election Day, the Labor Department on Friday said U.S. employers added 146,000 jobs to their payrolls in November, exceeding expectations.Economists had anticipated only aroun…

Now’s a Good Time to Network

Now’s a Good Time to Network

David De Lossy/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the end of the year approaches, many people think about their prospects for the future and possibly switching jobs. With office parties and Christmas gatherings for friends and families, job experts s…

Jobless Claims Fall to 370K Ahead of November Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Fall to 370K Ahead of November Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims continued to fall in the final days of November, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Dec. 1, the number of people filing for benefits dropped by 25,000 to 370,000. …

Five Areas in the US with Labor Shortages

Five Areas in the US with Labor Shortages

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Friday’s jobs report will likely continue to show the troubling picture for low-skill workers, but some regions of the country are in dire need of workers.In the booming oil country around Minot, N.D., for example, Men…

Jobless Claims Fall to 393K Following Thanksgiving

Jobless Claims Fall to 393K Following Thanksgiving

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims tumbled 23,000 during Thanksgiving week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending Nov. 24, the number of people filing for benefits dropped to 393,000. The previous week, claims…

Walmart, Retailers Boom on Black Friday

Walmart, Retailers Boom on Black Friday

Darren Hauck/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart defied the threat of protests to claim the busiest Black Friday in its history, and indications are that earlier store openings and a rebounding economy pushed sales well above last year’s level.Bolstered …

Black Friday Is Plumbers’ Busiest Day of the Year

Black Friday Is Plumbers’ Busiest Day of the Year

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While Black Friday may be a hectic day for most retailers, it is also the biggest day of the year for America’s plumbers.Plumbing company Roto-Rooter said for the last seven years, business on Black Friday increases 47 to 50 p…

Older Workers Still Punching the Time Clock at Age 75 and Beyond

Older Workers Still Punching the Time Clock at Age 75 and Beyond

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — At age 81, Thomas Cooper has had a bout with cancer, and endured a back operation, but neither has convinced him to retire.Instead, five days a week you’ll find him selling men’s shoes at a Nordstrom store in…

Jobless Claims Soar to 439,000 in Wake of Sandy

Jobless Claims Soar to 439,000 in Wake of Sandy

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims sky-rocketed last week in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending Nov. 10, the number of people filing for benefits jumped by 78,000 to 439,000 –…

Hiring of New College Grads Expected to Rise 5 Percent

Hiring of New College Grads Expected to Rise 5 Percent

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The job market appears to continue to improve as hiring is expected to increase 5 percent for new college graduates, according to an annual survey by the Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institut…

Two Million Could Lose Unemployment Benefits Next Month

Two Million Could Lose Unemployment Benefits Next Month

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Millions of Americans could be headed off their own fiscal cliff at the end of December unless Congress does something to prevent benefits from ceasing.Currently, there are more than five million people who hav…

Jobless Claims Fall to 355K After October Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Fall to 355K After October Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims dropped by 8,000 last week to kick off the month of November, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending Nov. 3, the number of people filing for benefits fell to 355,000.  Th…

US Economy Added 171,000 Jobs in October

US Economy Added 171,000 Jobs in October

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In the final monthly jobs report before Election Day, the government on Friday said the U.S. unemployment rate for October ticked up to 7.9 percent.The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported t…

Jobless Claims Fall to 363,000 Ahead of October Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Fall to 363,000 Ahead of October Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims wrapped up the month of October falling by 9,000 last week, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.The agency reported on Thursday that for the week ending Oct. 27, the number …

Are Layoffs on the Rise?

Are Layoffs on the Rise?

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many big corporations have announced weak third quarter profits, which could have an impact on layoffs.  The jobs firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas says layoff announcements rose nearly 5 percent last mont…

Jobless Claims Drop to 369,000

Jobless Claims Drop to 369,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims took a turn last week, falling by 23,000 after nearing the dreaded 400,000 mark, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.For the week ending Oct. 20, the number of people filing for benefits dr…

Energy, Internet-Related Jobs Are Booming, Survey Finds

Energy, Internet-Related Jobs Are Booming, Survey Finds

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While the jobs market continues to improve slowly, a new survey out Wednesday finds that several sectors and parts of the country have been booming in the past three years.“Drilling crude petroleum, natural gas…

Obama, Biden Unite as Auto Champions in Ohio

Obama, Biden Unite as Auto Champions in Ohio

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(DAYTON, Ohio) – With debate season in the rearview mirror, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden united Tuesday in western Ohio, casting themselves as the only true champions of the state’s re…

Obama, Biden Unite as Auto Champions in Ohio

Obama, Biden Unite as Auto Champions in Ohio

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(DAYTON, Ohio) – With debate season in the rearview mirror, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden united Tuesday in western Ohio, casting themselves as the only true champions of the state’s re…

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