Unemployment

Recovery

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Hit 2.4 Million, Bringing 9-week Total to Nearly 39 Million

It was the seventh week in a row that claims declined but remained historically elevated.

Another 2.91 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

The good news it that the numbers, while still stunning in aggregate, are on the decline.

Unemployment Surged to 14.7 Percent in April

The U.S. lost a record 20.5 million jobs over the past month.

Ecommerce Entrepreneurship Grows as Unemployment Rises

The looming recession has sparked a boom in digital business.

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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.