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The Job Market
Over the past 12 months, the share of unemployed people out of work for 52 weeks or longer has averaged 13.2 percent — higher than at almost any point in data from 1976 to 2008.
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A majority of the 20 hottest skills in the US job market are tech-related, according to a new list from freelancing platform Upwork.
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U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December, 2018 in the nearly two decades
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I've spent a few weeks talking to people around the country about jobs in their areas. There are some surprises in this video!
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From Dow Jones to Morningstar.com By Sarah Chaney A gauge of layoffs across the U.S. fell last week to the lowest level since 1969, suggesting the labor market remains on solid ground despite concerns of slowing economic growth. Initial jobless claims declined by 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 199,000 in the week ended Jan. 19,...
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Originally Published at Brookings.edu Over the past several years, social policy research and initiatives in the United States have been framed less around the need to alleviate poverty and disadvantage, and more around an imperative to promote upward mobility. This shift owes, among other factors, to the groundbreaking research of Raj Chetty and colleagues, which spotlights...
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Originally Published on Forbes.com Michael T. Nietzel In his best-selling autobiography, Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance describes the “mysterious forces” at work when he began interviewing for jobs while in Yale Law School: “The week of interviews showed me that successful people are playing an entirely different game.They don’t flood the job market with resumes…They network. They...
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Originally Published on cnbc.com Zameena Mejia | @ZamTheWriter If you’re considering a new job or a career change this year, you may want to take a look at U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the 100 best jobs for 2019. The No. 1 job to have in 2019 is software developer, the only tech role to...
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