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State Unemployment Worst in Nevada, Lowest in North Dakota

State Unemployment Worst in Nevada, Lowest in North Dakota

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Nevada continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 12 percent, according to state data for July released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rounding out the top three are Rhode Island…

Don’t Stand So ‘Clothes’ to Me at Work

Don’t Stand So ‘Clothes’ to Me at Work

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — “Dress for success, go easy on the excess” should be a rule of thumb on the job, according to a digital media company Captivate Network’s survey of 600 white collar workers.Women who think that flaunting the…

Jobless Claims Inch Up to 366,000

Jobless Claims Inch Up to 366,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After taking a small plunge to start the month, jobless claims inched up by 2,000 during the second week of August, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending Aug. 11, the number of people filin…

Does President Obama Want to Take Over Other Industries?

Does President Obama Want to Take Over Other Industries?

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — It’s no secret President Obama is proud of the taxpayer-funded government intervention that rescued U.S. automakers GM and Chrysler back in 2009. He regularly takes credit for the companies’ resurg…

Seniors Have Both High Hopes and Major Concerns About the Future

Seniors Have Both High Hopes and Major Concerns About the Future

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Despite tough economic times, at least one group of Americans is bullish about their future. They’re the baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964.In a poll conducted of 2,250 people ages 60 and older by the N…

Jobless Claims Drop to 361,000

Jobless Claims Drop to 361,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Coming off the heels of a mediocre jobs report, claims for unemployment benefits inched down during the first few days of August, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.For the week ending Au…

Unemployed in Mississippi? Blame Your Saggy Pants

Unemployed in Mississippi? Blame Your Saggy Pants

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The local government of Hinds County, Miss., may force residents to pull their pants up in the hope of pulling the region up by its bootstraps.In a hearing Monday, county officials brought new legislation regarding s…

163,000 Jobs Added in July; Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.3%

163,000 Jobs Added in July; Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.3%

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs last month, exceeding expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.The figure is the biggest increase since February and more than double the amount of positions that…

Obama, Romney Hold High Noon Duel Over Jobs

Obama, Romney Hold High Noon Duel Over Jobs

JEWEL SAMAD/FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and Mitt Romney held a high noon showdown on the economy today, with both men delivering live, televised statements on jobs, taxes and economic growth at the exact same time….

Can Paid Sick Leave Make You a Healthier Worker?

Can Paid Sick Leave Make You a Healthier Worker?

Comstock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — According to Uncle Sam, if you have access to paid sick leave at your job, you are likely to be healthier for it. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is out with a new study about just how beneficia…

Jobless Claims Rise to 365K Ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

Jobless Claims Rise to 365K Ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims wrapped up the last week of July climbing to 365,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.For the week ending July 28, the number of people filing for benefits rose by 8,000.  The previou…

Jobless Claims Drop by 35,000

Jobless Claims Drop by 35,000

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims once again inched away from the dreaded 400,000 mark this month, tumbling by 35,000 last week, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending July 21, the numb…

Report: Telecommuters Missing Out on Raises and Promotions?

Report: Telecommuters Missing Out on Raises and Promotions?

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(DAVIS, Calif.) — Telecommuting is an attractive option for many workers. They don’t have to face a rush hour, commute or play office politics. Or do they? A new study finds there may be a hidden down side to being invisible…

Dress To Land Your Dream Job

Dress To Land Your Dream Job

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Unemployed. Underemployed. Underpaid. Unfortunately, these words are all too common in today’s vernacular.It may seem frivolous to explore how clothes relate to the job search. And while nothing can substitute …

Senate Kills Anti-Outsourcing Bill; Democrats Point to Romney, GOP Points to Obama’s Economy

Senate Kills Anti-Outsourcing Bill; Democrats Point to Romney, GOP Points to Obama’s Economy

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate has rejected further consideration of a bill Democrats say would have eliminated existing tax breaks for employers who ship their jobs overseas. While Republicans sought to squash it as political theater…

Jobless Claims Cancel Gains, Climb Up to 386K

Jobless Claims Cancel Gains, Climb Up to 386K

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After tumbling by 26,000 to start the month, jobless claims canceled all of its gains last week, rising by 34,000, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending July 14, the…

Romney Swings at Obama Over Business Philosophy

Romney Swings at Obama Over Business Philosophy

Win McNamee/Getty Images(IRWIN, Pa.) — Reeling from broadsides on his private background, Mitt Romney rebounded Tuesday by indicting President Obama for what he said was the president’s misunderstanding of the country and how business works. Romney’s …

Obama Mocks Romney Tax Plan at Playful Town Hall

Obama Mocks Romney Tax Plan at Playful Town Hall

Jay LaPrete/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — At his first town hall meeting of the 2012 campaign, President Obama Monday continued his personal assault on rival Mitt Romney, mocking the presumptive GOP nominee over a new report that estimates his jobs plan …

What to Expect If You’re Expecting a Raise

What to Expect If You’re Expecting a Raise

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — How much higher can those fortunate enough to have a job expect their salaries to rise in the next year? The answer is three percent, according to a study by the consulting firm, Hay Group.According to the consulting…

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in Four Years

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in Four Years

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims kicked off the month of July on a positive note, falling to the lowest level in four years, according to figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending July 7, the number o…

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