The August unemployment report released this past Friday by the Labor Department showed a dip in the unemployment rate from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent in August. While on the surface the news appears to be good, it also indicated that the U.S. only created 96,000 jobs – well below analyst expectations of 135,000. And the unemployment rate declined primarily due to more than 300,000 job seekers dropping out of labor force in August. Continue reading
July’s unemployment report saw slight increases in unemployment, inching up to 8.3% from the previous month’s 8.2%, while also seeing a rise in job creation, adding 163,000 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The number of unemployed persons remains unchanged in July, however, at 12.8 million.
The addition of 163,000 jobs shows an improvement year-over-year, along with the unemployment rate which held at 9.1 percent since last July 2011. Regardless, the unemployment rate continues to stagnate above 8 percent. Continue reading
America’s Job Exchange Survey Provides Insight Into Workplace Trends ANDOVER, Mass., May 1, 2008 : Are employees overworked – or is a potentially sluggish economy pressuring employers to do more with less? Those were the answers America’s Job Exchange, Inc. (AJE) was seeking in a series of online polls that surveyed site visitors on questions such as “How many hours per week do you work? What are you looking forward to most this year? And, how much vacation did you take last summer?” Continue reading
Career Management Portal Steps In To Succeed America’s Job Bank Upon Its Closure Andover, MA. June 27, 2007 – America’s Job Exchange (www.americasjobexchange.com), powered by NaviSite, Inc., today announced that its online job board continues to generate excitement among job seekers and employers as the U.S. Department of Labor’s America’s Job Bank (AJB) nears dissolution on June 30. Launched by the original developers and operators of AJB since its inception in 1995, America’s Job Exchange (AJE) is the logical successor for providing the preeminent one-stop source for online job search, career expertise, and job postings for job seekers and employers. Continue reading