How to Stop Burnout and Build Momentum in Your Career

avoid burnout

Job got you down? Feeling Burned out? Consider the following steps to maximize your potential and re-energize your career and life. Try Different Strategies If you have been doing your job the same way for a long time, there is a good chance you … [Continue reading]

Worldwide Unemployment Rates

OECD Unemployment

On Friday August 11th the OECD published the Unemployment rates of its member countries. They call it the "Harmonised Unemployment Rate" meaning that they may adjust the rate depending on how the individual countries calculate it so they are … [Continue reading]

1 Million Fewer Jobs but BLS Says 209 K More

U-3 Unemployment The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their employment and unemployment numbers for July on Friday August 4th.  The Seasonally adjusted U-3 unemployment rate was down from 4.4% in June to 4.3% in July. Unadjusted U-3 … [Continue reading]

Comparing Bureau of Labor Statistics Unemployment Numbers to an Independent Source

BLS vs Gallup Unemployment Rates

NOTE: Gallup has STOPPED publishing their Unemployment Numbers effective in July 2017. This includes U-3, Underemployment (U-6), and Good Jobs Index (Payroll to Population Rate). From 2010-2017,  the Gallup Survey people both generated numbers to … [Continue reading]

Unemployment Rates by State

State Unemployment Rates

What Causes a State to Have a Lower Unemployment Rate? 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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Should You Make a Career Change into Tech?

Even though there is someone who has made a fortune in almost any industry, not every line of work offers the same prospects for potential advancement, growth and prosperity. Because of this, at one point in their lives, most people come to regret … [Continue reading]

6 Things to Consider When Your Business Expands

When you are considering expanding your business – that is always a cause to celebrate. Sales might be doing well and you decide you need to find a bigger space so you can hire additional employees. So far so good. But, are you really ready for the … [Continue reading]

45 Ways You Can Find Success Without a Degree

College degrees are expensive these days. Many college graduates wind up with five-figure debts and still no job prospects once they graduate. To avoid that, many people are now looking for jobs that don’t require a degree. While some may assume that … [Continue reading]