BLS Releases Unemployment Rates for April

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Employment and Unemployment rates for the month of April 2015 on Friday May 8th. The commonly quoted Seasonally Adjusted U-3 Unemployment rate was 5.4% down slightly from 5.5% in both February and March.

Gallup Head Says Unemployment Rate is “A Big Lie”

Jim Clifton the CEO of Gallup said, “there’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”

November Unemployment Rate Flat

Once again the BLS numbers are quite a bit different than the independently generated Gallup numbers. This is no surprise, based on the long-term comparison between the BLS numbers and the Gallup numbers the BLS numbers consistently present a rosier picture than the Gallup numbers do. The Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate for November was 5.8% the same as the October.

October Unemployment Figures

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the October Unemployment figures on November 7th. The Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate was 5.8% down from 5.9% in September. The Unadjusted Unemployment rate was also down from 5.7% in September to 5.5% in October but traditionally October has one of the highest employment levels of the year.

Rewiring Your Resume: The Skills You Need to Market Yourself

Writing a successful resume requires descriptions of the applicable skills you possess, supported by clear examples in a work history. Blanketing a resume with a wide skill set is a common mistake many people make when writing their resumes. Most employers look for skills that will aid in performing a job, so it is important […]

September BLS Unemployment Numbers Differ Vastly from Gallup

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the September Unemployment figures on October 3rd. The Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate was 5.9% down from 6.2% in August. The Unadjusted Unemployment rate was also down from 6.3% in August to 5.7% in September. For the last couple of months the BLS numbers have been surprisingly close […]

BLS Releases June Unemployment- 6.1%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the June Unemployment figures on July 3rd. The Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate was 6.1% down from 6.3% in May. The Unadjusted Unemployment rate was the exact opposite 6.3% in June and 6.1% May. So was the unemployment rate up or down? According to the Gallup poll people […]

Unemployment by State and County

Unemployment rates vary drastically by state depending on local conditions and a state’s individual legislative policies. As a general rule those states with a “pro-business” stance have lower unemployment rates than those who punish businesses through high taxation and miles of “red-tape”. Currently, North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate at 2.6% while  Nevada has […]

Jobs for Extroverts

While there are several important events you go through in life, school, graduation, marriage and so on, finding an ideal vocation is particularly important. Yet in some cases, people who find that they have an extroverted personality experience difficulties in attaining a job that is well suited for them. If you are looking for job […]

BLS Releases April Unemployment Rates

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the unemployment rate information for the month of April. The typically quoted “Seasonally Adjusted U-3” rate fell from 6.7% in March to 6.3% in April. The unadjusted U-3 was even lower at 5.9%. The broadest measure of unemployment which includes those who “would like” and are able […]