Unemployment

News and Articles About Unemployment

The Last 8 Years Were Pretty Good for Many Entrepreneurs
Economic Recovery

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.
Phil La Duke
Does a College Degree Still Matter?
Education

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

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.'
Jeff Cox
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
Inspiring Your Team

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
Robots

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

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.