Unemployment Articles

    How Good is the Trump Economy?

    To spell it out in his own words, President Trump tweeted, “In many ways, this is the greatest economy in the HISTORY of America.” This poses a question of whether the economy is doing exceptionally well post the Obama administration. This is based on the big difference between the level of economic performance and the… Read More »

    Lowest Unemployment Ever in The Last Half Century

    President Donald Trump broke protocol and tweeted that there was a positive job report with the lowest unemployment. However, the current Federal Rule states that the executive branch employees are required not to comment on major economic reports. This jobs report is usually kept under wraps till the Labor Department publishes it at 8:30 am.… Read More »

    14 US States Encounter Record Low Jobless Rates

    April 2018 marks the 107th month of the current economic expansion that had begun in June of 2009. This expansion surpassed what was previously regarded as the second longest economic expansion in US history from February 1961 to December 1969. With the assumption that this economic performance continues, the record low jobless rates in 14… Read More »

    The Unemployment Situation – April 2018

    The month of April sees the total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 164,000. But the biggest update in the month of April is the unemployment rate edging down to 3.9 percent. This update comes after six months of being static at 4.1%. In terms of employment, jobs gains had occurred in… Read More »

    San Francisco To Offer Free Tuition To Residents

    Free tuition will be provided to the residents of San Francisco, announced the city’s Mayor. This would be done in partnership with a Community College which will make it the first city in the country to offer free tuition to its residents. Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco announced that “The government will set aside… Read More »

    Quitting Your Job or Getting Laid Off – What’s the Better Option?

    There’s a lot of upheavals taking place in the organization and a round of layoffs have been happening. Decide if you need to quit your job or if you should leave your job. Your workload is shrinking and other people’s positions are being slashed. You feel you’re being excluded from meetings and that you might… Read More »

    Ways To Tackle Youth Unemployment In 2018

    An unemployed youth is one who does not have a job, but actively seeks for one based on their educational qualifications. The United Nations categorizes a person as unemployed on the basis of one who is qualified, willing and able to work, but does not find any job based on their specialization. According to the… Read More »

    Jobless Claims Below 300,000 for Record Longest Streak

    April marks the lowest number of jobless claims and this means that those claiming new unemployment has never been this low. With the initial jobless claims decreasing by 9,000 against a proxy of layoffs in the US that was adjusted to 233,000 in the week. What this means is that claims have now gone below… Read More »

    Drug Testing Regulation Checks Unemployment Insurance Benefits

    Since the 1960s, the federal laws have banned states from drug testing jobless people that apply for benefits. But after the recent legislation, Republicans now want all states to institute tests for benefits. Currently, $1.6 million has been spent on drug testing jobless people that apply for unemployment benefits. Also, over $2 million was spent… Read More »

    The Employment Situation in the United States – March 2018

    The unemployment rate in the United States for the month of March 2018, remains unchanged at 4.1%. There has been no change in the unemployment rate since October 2017. However, in the month of March, the total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 103,000. There has been a significant increase in employment in industries such as… Read More »

    Tips For Setting Career Goals

    The best way to understand yourself personally and professionally is if you review your work and contemplate your job or determine if you need a career change. This is a time to reflect on your past experience and to think about what direction and goals you should work on and determine where you would want… Read More »

    Best Places to Find a Job in 2018

    It’s a great time to be in the job market. America has the lowest unemployment rate at 4.1 percent which is the lowest its been in 17 years. There is a 4 percent increase in hires since the previous graduating class. For job seekers, there is a good chance of feeling optimistic. Job creation was… Read More »

    What Do Workers Expect The Most From Their Employers?

    Just like how employers have expectations from their employees, in the same way, workers have expectations from their organization. As the younger generations reach the working age and start working in companies, there are certain expectations that they feel are important for a healthy work life. The younger generations are not willing to spend their… Read More »

    New Year With Fresh Possibilities in 2018

    Just like that two months have flown by and you should start 2018 as a year full of untold possibilities. You need to make this year exciting enough to make tough decisions that could have a positive effect on your job. Does this make you part of the 40 percent of Americans that want to… Read More »

    States With the Lowest Unemployment Rate in 2017

    Since the last report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US unemployment remained unchanged at 4.1 percent in February 2018. This remained at a 17 year low and slightly above the 4 percent market expectation. In the best states employment holds 30 percent of the weight in the ranking of the economy. In order to… Read More »