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March Employment Numbers

The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March, an improvement over previous months when winter storms and extreme weather slowed business processes including hiring activities. This increase coupled with a revision upward for job numbers in January and February indicates hiring and a potential sign that U.S. labor markets may be gaining momentum. The national unemployment rate held steady 6.7% in ...
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Jobs Report for February

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell and hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting a strengthening in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest reading since late November. Claims for the week ended March...
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January 2014 Jobs Report

The U.S. economy added 113,000 jobs in January 2014, a small improvement over the results of December 2013. The number of jobs created fell well below forecasters’ predictions of 185,000 jobs. Despite this number there is good news in today’s data release, along with other factors that has encouraged the major financial markets. The national unemployment rate dropped from 6.7% to 6.6%, the lowest...
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Where are the jobs? Fox 25 interview with Brendan King

January is another big job hunting season as many try to get back to work. For a whole host of reasons, we are seeing job growth for 2014. Depending on the industry, our clients are telling us that they are looking to do more hiring in the coming year which is great news for job-seekers. As a contract recruiter near Boston, we are seeing many trends that bode well for hiring in 2014. Our own Bren...
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