1. Stay up-to-date with skills and your industry. This advice applies to those who are currently employed as well. Researchers
It is both unfair and inaccurate to place all of the blame for unemployment solely on job seekers. Employers are less than perfect, too. In the current job market, technology has changed many of the "standard" practices. So it's a new ball game for both employers and job seekers.
It is true that the rate of economic growth has quickened, but that rate is still low by pre-recession standards. In July the IMF actually cut the U.S. growth forecast for 2014 to just 1.7 percent, the CBO's in August was just 1.5 percent. These are not stellar growth numbers.
They are out on their own doing the same thing as the short-term unemployed, whether or not they realize it, with a clear disadvantage where they need to spend three to four times the effort to get a comparable result.
The focal point of it is for the Federal Reserve Bank to make available to member banks very inexpensive money on the condition that this money be used for business growth and expansion in America. This money must include the hiring of long-term unemployed workers.
Legislation seeks to strengthen the U.S. economy while providing vulnerable job seekers and their families with a vital lifeline
A 47-year-old steamfitter, Krueger has been unemployed since June. He heard from lots of friends and neighbors who saw his
Despite recent improvements in the economy, the average time people are out of work is still twice as long as any recession since the 1950s.
this weeding out of the long-term unemployed is occurring because of some sort of blanket heuristic being applied to pools of job applicants, in which "long-term unemployed" is getting equated with "weakest candidate." Let's face it: Even when the job market has boomed, an applicant with a long gap in work history would likely draw some scrutiny.
Never in any recession since at least 1957 has Congress let such emergency benefits expire when long-term unemployment was
Most Americans are wrapping up their holiday celebrations and pondering the promise of 2014. But millions of Americans who have been struggling the longest to find work in our slowly recovering economy are now facing deep uncertainty and despair instead of a Happy New Year.
"Oh, God," DeLauro said. "When a parent, especially a single parent loses a job, it can be a catastrophe for the entire family
When both reports are considered together, that means there are 3.1 unemployed people competing for every one job. The other
Timothy Mailloux of Albany, N.Y., knows intuitively what Ghayad's research has shown. He said he's been unemployed for a
"She literally flew over my head," Rockefeller said. She yelled and yelled but the bird never came back. Laurel Rockefeller
The Texas Workforce Commission reduced long-term benefits 10.7 percent in the first week of April. Cohagen, 62, is an unemployed
President Obama has tried to do the right thing, both for the economy and the unemployed, but has had
WASHINGTON -- More than five years since the start of the Great Recession, unemployment remains a major economic problem