Unemployment Articles

    Job Growth Slowing as Trade Deficit Hits 10-year High

    The drop in soybean exports and the record high increase in imports of consumer goods has created a US trade deficit which is at a 10-year high. This would mean that the Trump administration’s tariff-related measures to reduce the trade gap have been ineffective. New data suggests that private employers hired fewer workers than expected… Read More »

    27 Goals to Improve Your Performance at Work

    When it comes to improving on a personal and professional development front, we tend to take a step back when it comes to self-improvement. Normally, we would sit back and wait for the performance review to look at areas of improvement. This would include improving your skill set, setting personal benchmarks and reviewing them. Also, learning… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – October 2018

    The Total non-farm payroll employment in the United States rose by 250,000 in October and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Job gains occurred in the health care industries, manufacturing, construction, and in transportation and warehousing industries. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate in the United States… Read More »

    How Does Basic Income Disincentivize Work?

    When it comes to Universal Basic Income, it’s not a new idea that has been floated by the government. It’s a concept that has brought about a lot of discussions and gained traction in the media and Congress. How it works is that a basic income or basic living stipend is provided to citizens as… Read More »

    Tips to Get Hired After a Career Break

    Have you taken a career break to start a family of your own or due to temporary retirement? Otherwise, have you taken a break to enjoy yourself and travel the world? Based on this, women outweigh men that took a break due to family and personal reasons. But whatever was the motive behind you taking… Read More »

    Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops to an 18-year-low

    Iowa’s unemployment has dropped to 2.5 percent and this makes it the second lowest in the country after Hawaii. But 50 percent of Iowa graduates still prefer to move out of the state once they are done with college. Iowa’s unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest percentage since 2000. There is a low unemployment… Read More »

    How To Survive Unemployment

    There were more than 1 million people that have been laid off this year based on the details suggested by the U.S Department of Labor. In case you are recently unemployed then you should be able to learn how to survive unemployment. Another equally hard fact to digest is that 3.7 percent of Americans are… Read More »

    US Jobless Claims Rise Due to Hurricane Florence

    Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose but remained near a 49 year low. This increase appeared unlikely to make a dent in the US labor market which remains strong. The claims for state unemployment benefits increased by 7,000 and adjusted to 214,000 for the week. Earlier, economists suggested that the claims forecast was slipping… Read More »

    The Employment Situation – September 2018

    The September unemployment rate declined to 3.7% in September and the total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 134,000. The main job gains were in the professional and business services which includes health care, transportation and warehousing. Hurricane Florence affected sections of the East Coast in the month of September and this would be the reference… Read More »

    The Employment Situation August 2018

    The Unemployment rate in the United States remains unchanged at 3.9% while the total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 201,000 in the month of August. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics in their monthly report state that job gains occurred in professional and business services, wholesale trade, health care, transportation and warehousing and mining industries.… Read More »

    Trump’s Trade War and How it Affects Jobs

    United States President Donald Trump’s quest for job creation in the United States has had many twists and turns. President Trump believes that the solution to creating more jobs in the United States is through levying heavy trade tariffs, targeting mostly Chinese made products. In 2018 alone, Trumps has levied tariffs on 10,000+ products from… Read More »

    The Employment Situation July 2018

    July 2018 saw the unemployment rate edge down to 3.9% from June’s 4.0%. The number of unemployed decreased by 284,000 to 6.3 million in the month of July. In both cases, numbers were down over the year by 0.4% and 676,000 numerically. In terms of the major working groups, the unemployment rate for adult men… Read More »

    Things You Should Do If You’re Unemployed

    Times can be tough, even more so when you are unemployed. There are uneven economies around the world that have made it difficult for people to find work. Unemployment could be a challenge irrespective of age, qualification and how unemployment affects the larger population in recent years. Though you might not be able to control… Read More »

    Ugly Face Behind Low Unemployment

    The employment situation continued to blossom under the stewardship of President Donald Trump with more than 2 million jobs being added in 2017 alone. Based on the report in April 2017, 164,000 jobs were added to the past month and the recovery dragged the unemployment rate to 3.9% which is the lowest since 2000. The… Read More »

    The Employment Situation June 2018

    June 2018 sees the total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 213,000 and the unemployment rate rise 4.0% from the previous 3.9%. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that job growth mostly occurred in the professional and business services, manufacturing and healthcare industries while retail trade industries faltered and lost jobs. Household Survey Data:… Read More »