Archives for July 2017

Unemployment Rates by State

Nationwide according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment rate is 4.4% but when you look a bit closer you will see that there is quite a bit of variation by state. Alaska has the highest unemployment at 6.8% and North Dakota and Colorado have the lowest at 2.3%. What causes the difference between states?

Employers Compensation Costs Increase

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their quarterly report today on the status of “Compensation Costs” i.e. how much employers are having to pay employees. Wages and salaries
are considered to make up about 70 percent of compensation costs, while  benefits make up the remaining 30 percent of compensation.

4 Ways Workers’ Comp Can Impact Your Personal Finances

Getting injured on the job can have some serious implications for your career, personal life, and finances. For severe injuries, you may struggle with the downtime as you recover. What’s more, your workers’ compensation claim may be delayed or denied depending on several factors. A workers’ compensation claim can cause substantial financial difficulties as you may not be able to work because of the injuries. Here are four ways in which workers’ comp can impact your finances and how you can safeguard your finances.

Should You Make a Career Change into Tech?

Switching your career isn’t nearly as impossible as you may have been led to believe. Perhaps a career in IT is right for you. The first thing you should do before setting out on this path is acquire some necessary technical skills. If you want to succeed in the IT field it isn’t even necessary to get a college education all that is necessary is to obtain a Microsoft (or other Manufacturer’s) Certification. IT employers don’t care if you took English Literature as long as you know your field of computers.