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2013-10-23 12:25:55

Growth Rate has Accelerated in Recent Months NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in September. The index now stands at 114.78, up from 113.98 (an upward revision) in August. The ETI figure for September is 6.3 percent higher than a year ago. "The Employment Trends Index accelerated in August and September, with improvements across all eight components during these two months," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic...

2013-10-09 23:03:56

Strengthening of the job market has resulted in the addition of several job postings on EmploymentCrossing.com. The site reports 2,031,513 vacancies. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 This month, for the first time in 17 years, the Labor Department was unable to provide information on the job market outlook. Had the information been released, economists believe that the data would have surely revealed the strengthening of the job market. USA Today surveyed 42 economists, void of the...

2013-09-25 12:23:45

New Global Debt and Growth Report Plots the Long Road Back NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board today published Global Debt and Growth Series: Spain, part of its project to analyze and compare sovereign debt's impact on the outlook for 15 advanced and developing economies (see list below). Five years since the global crisis started, Spain is still reeling: Unemployment is well above 25 percent, and a once sterling debt-to-GDP ratio has doubled to over 80...

2013-09-10 16:28:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unemployment benefits provide a bridge between unemployment and a new job. In Pennsylvania, unemployment compensation (UC) claimants now have a resource available to help them get back into the workforce more quickly. The Department of Labor & Industry has established JobGateway.pa.gov as the job-matching web site where UC claimants will go to register for work search. JobGateway averages more than 200,000 job postings...

2013-09-08 23:03:48

LoanLove.com helps home loan borrowers understand how the recent jobs report will affect rates with a new article. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2013 LoanLove.com is a borrower advice website that provides detailed insights into the mortgage industry in a fun and entertaining way. The team at LoanLove.com is devoted to help empower both first time and experienced homeowners with valuable resources, first-class knowledge and connections to top-rated industry professionals and has the...

2013-09-05 12:25:57

July Data Show Signs of Momentum in U.S., Mixed Signals Elsewhere NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting this month, The Conference Board will continue the International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The international unemployment rates and employment indexes are produced using the same concepts and methodology as those formerly used by BLS. For additional information, see this...

2013-09-04 12:28:30

-- Employer labor demand remains stalled at the December 2012 level NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Online advertised vacancies were up 86,800 in August to 4,974,900, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series released today. The modest August gain was not enough to offset earlier months' losses, leaving labor demand basically where it was eight months ago in December 2012. The July Supply/Demand rate stands at 2.4 unemployed for each...

2013-08-20 16:22:39

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private sector wage gains are expected to remain in a holding pattern in the coming months, according to the preliminary third-quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by Bloomberg BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33627LOGO ) The forward-looking index edged down slightly in the third quarter to 98.70 (second quarter 1976 = 100) from...

2013-08-14 20:23:29

PHOENIX, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maldonado Medical, one of the most successful Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers in the Southwestern United States, is withstanding the growing unemployment rate with an influx of new hires, growth opportunity, and employee retention. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), the national unemployment rate hovers at 7.4% resulting in over 11.5 million Americans defined as unemployed persons; and the Southwest standing at an...

2013-08-10 23:00:55

The latest jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals an uneven jobs market recovery. But this has not stumped the jobs growth in most sectors on Hound.com. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2013 The U.S. economy has added 162,000 jobs in July with the retail and food industries leading the charge, as per the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Report. While overall job growth has been muted, hiring on Hound.com has been spurred by strong auto and construction activity. The Bureau...