Unemployment

Connections

A Strong Network Can Be Your Business's Best Safety Net

When I lost my job, I felt like I lost everything. But I hadn't. Here's how I built a network that helped me rebound even stronger.

Things to Do When Your Job Is at Risk

Preparing can help you a lot for softening the process and let you plan how you are going to deal with this both emotionally and financially.

The Last 8 Years Were Pretty Good for Many Entrepreneurs

Oh, it was no walk in the park, but the structural transformation begun in 2008 has offered opportunity, too.

Does a College Degree Still Matter?

A diploma is still an employer's best assurance a candidate possess the skills needed to help run a company.

U.S. Created 38,000 Jobs in May Vs. 162,000 Expected

'There's one word for it, which is just shocking,' said Dan North, chief economist at Euler Hermes North America. 'Unfortunately it does look like a trend. It's not great news.'

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Unemployment -- or not having a job -- typically limits an individual’s ability to participate in the economy as a consumer. High unemployment rates in a city, state or country has negative impact on an overall economy.