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What seasonally adjusted data does and doesn't mean

Feb 13, 2014
Retail numbers out today don’t look great, sales fell by 0.4 percent in January— when you take into account “seasonal adjustment”.
Posted In: Unemployment, seasonally adjusted data, weather

Looking for a job? How new tech is helping companies find potential employees

Jan 20, 2014
A look at the latest technology that can help job seekers and employers find their perfect match.
Posted In: Unemployment

African-American unemployment is double that of whites. Why?

Jan 20, 2014
In good times and bad, blacks suffer unemployment at much higher rates than whites. That's been true since the time of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted In: Unemployment, African American Unemployment

No high-fives in Washington, despite budget deal

Jan 17, 2014
President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September.
Posted In: Unemployment, budget, Barack Obama

Why is Congress focusing on poverty?

Jan 16, 2014
Congress's Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on income inequality. Just the latest congressional foray into the problem.
Posted In: Congress, income inequality, Unemployment

Bringing the long-term unemployed back to the office

Jan 15, 2014
President Obama has called on employers to stop passing over long-term jobless applicants.
Posted In: Unemployment, long-term unemployment, unemployment benefits

Job growth way below estimates in December; unemployment at 6.7 percent

Jan 10, 2014
The U.S. economy added only 74,000 jobs in December, way below most economists' predictions. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Burning bridges while going viral: What are your rights when you lose a job?

Jan 9, 2014
There's a recent trend of (former) employees quitting jobs and putting up videos and comments on social media criticizing their employer. How many weeks of pay would you give up to be able to say what you want to about your job and not worry about burning a bridge?
Posted In: ask carmen, quitting your job, Unemployment, worker rights, labor rights

Last month had the fewest layoffs in 13 years

Jan 9, 2014
The unemployment report comes out tomorrow, but there are some positive signs in advance.
Posted In: layoffs, Unemployment

The 'freeloader argument' and jobless benefits

Jan 7, 2014
A deal to reinstate unemployment insurance is working its way through Congress, but would it mean that people on unemployment would just take a few months longer to find a job?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Congress

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