Unemployment

News and Articles About Unemployment

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, and Planned Layoffs Surge
Unemployment

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, and Planned Layoffs Surge

Most of the announced job cuts were concentrated in the energy sector, which is reeling from low oil prices that have hurt profits.
Smokers Get Burned When it Comes to Payday
Smoking

Smokers Get Burned When it Comes to Payday

A new study suggests that smoking not only harms to physical health, but finances too.
8 Tips to Gather Experience to Land Your Dream Job
Dream Job

8 Tips to Gather Experience to Land Your Dream Job

Prep for when the perfect position opens up.
Stan Popovich
How Unemployment Impacts Your Personality
Unemployment

How Unemployment Impacts Your Personality

It partially depends on your gender.
Laura Entis
What Tech Companies Are Doing to Bridge the Skills Gap
Hiring Employees

What Tech Companies Are Doing to Bridge the Skills Gap

The shortage of workers trained for jobs in the digital economy and sophisticated manufacturing is costly for companies and vexing for the unemployed.
Jeremy Johnson
3 Questions to Ask When Considering an Unemployed Candidate
Hiring

3 Questions to Ask When Considering an Unemployed Candidate

Managers shouldn't quickly dismiss those currently out of work, but like any other potential hire, due diligence is required.
Doug and Polly White
The Rise of the Robotic Co-Worker
Customer Experience

The Rise of the Robotic Co-Worker

By assuming core processes in factories, labs, hospitals, offices, will machines make people irrelevant or unemployed? Consider this argument that humans partnered with such machines will give rise to efficiency, customer service and innovation.
Alastair Bathgate
Report: Having a Bad Job Is More Psychologically Damaging Than Being Unemployed
Career Mental Health

Report: Having a Bad Job Is More Psychologically Damaging Than Being Unemployed

New research calls into question the well-accustomed axiom that any job is better than no job at all.
Geoff Weiss
Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs More, and That's a Good Thing
Quitting a Job

Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs More, and That's a Good Thing

In September, people were quitting their jobs the fastest rate in more than six years.
Managing Employees

Factor in These 7 Employee Costs Before You Start Bidding for That Star Hire

Employees see only the number on their paychecks but your bottom line is pinched much harder than just that.
Matt Straz
France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks
Work-Life Balance

France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks

Days prior to taking office, Emmanuel Macron suggested that unions should vote on certain 'exceptions' to a long-running and controversial French law.
Geoff Weiss
What I Learned From Being a Broke, Unemployed Graduate
Persistence

What I Learned From Being a Broke, Unemployed Graduate

Generous mentors pave the way for a would-be startup staffer, one with a very positive attitude.
Eric M. Ruiz
This Is What Robots Will Be Doing in 2025
Artificial Intelligence

This Is What Robots Will Be Doing in 2025

While there's opinions differ over whether the net effect will be positive or negative, most respondents agree that artificial intelligence's impact on the future of work will be significant.
Laura Entis
With an All-Deaf Wait Staff, New Restaurant Asks Guests to Order in Sign Language
Radicals & Visionaries

With an All-Deaf Wait Staff, New Restaurant Asks Guests to Order in Sign Language

At the aptly-named Signs restaurant in Toronto, one restaurateur is piloting a new concept that aims to give hearing diners a glimpse into deaf culture.
Geoff Weiss

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.