Tag Archives: Unemployment

Job Growth Jumps 222,000 in June

The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate held at 4.4 percent, according to a government report Friday. Job growth has averaged approximately 180,000 per month in 2017, slightly above the 187,000 mark in 2016.Wages remained stagnant, rising only a sluggish 0.2 percent. Hourly earnings on …

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Georgia Dept of Labor Adopts Information Builders Analytics Tool; Gerald Cohen Comments

The Georgia Department of Labor has started adopting an Information Builders business intelligence tool to help monitor the progress of Employ Georgia, a statewide program that intends to help unemployed individuals find jobs. The state department’s workforce solutions unit also uses the WebFOCUS platform to transmit labor statistics and trends to state …

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Report: Private Sector Added 204K Jobs in October

 The Labor Department estimates that businesses in the U.S. added about 204,000 jobs in October, the Longview, Texas News-Journal reported Saturday. Lynne Sladky writes that the department also found unemployment rose to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent but cited furloughs of federal employees during the 16-day shutdown as the likely …

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Study Reveals Companies Can’t Find Skilled Employees

Human Resource departments struggling to fill vacancies scoff when they hear no one is hiring. It’s not that companies aren’t hiring, HR professionals claim. It’s that few applicants have the necessary skills and experience. ManpowerGroup released its annual Talent Shortage Survey today, confirming what HR directors have been saying. Survey …

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Siemens Shows Jobs Exist

Unemployment rates are back up, gas prices hit a pocketbook pounding high and the national deficit continues to rise. Experts say the economy is sputtering toward a recovery and jobs are available. The unemployed scoff at that assessment. Clearly, the nation is suffering a disconnect somewhere. In the spirit of …

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Siemens Backs Job Training Programs

March marked a continued easing in jobless numbers. The Labor Department announced today the unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent, with 216,000 jobs added. The numbers paint a bright picture, but for many of the unemployed things still look pretty bleak. Being told there are jobs available isn’t the same …

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