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2014-08-04 12:26:47

Shows Strong Positive Momentum NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in July. The index now stands at 120.31, up from 119.92 (an upward revision) in June. This represents a 6.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago. "The six-month growth rate in the Employment Trends Index is the strongest in over two years, suggesting solid job growth is likely to continue in the coming months," said Gad Levanon, Director of...

2014-08-01 16:22:42

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ­U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the July 2014 Employment Situation report released today: "We've now seen six consecutive months with job growth topping 200,000, and 53 consecutive months of private-sector job growth - the longest streak on record. Businesses added 209,000 jobs in July, bringing us to a total of 9.9 million since February 2010. The unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, a...

2014-07-30 23:10:36

Tellwut Corp. crowdsourced its members through an online survey and found that 65% find it important for schools to keep in touch after graduation while 80% were happy with their education. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Higher education will always be a growing demand in the marketplace. According to “Free Exchange- Wealth by Degrees”, a June 24, 2014 article in The Economist, the unemployment rate in North America is below average while student loans rose by 25%, doubling the average debt...

2014-07-30 12:27:08

TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian economy continues to face serious macroeconomic challenges, the most important of which is addressing the burden of a slow-growth recovery, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "What Now? Addressing the Burden of Canada's Slow-Growth Recovery", McGill University economist Christopher Ragan calls for Canadian policy makers to accept the likelihood of a continued slow-growth recovery over the next few years and to address its...

2014-07-28 10:03:34

Drexel University Being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease it. Sound paradoxical? Researchers thought so too. While previous studies of individuals have shown that employees who lose their jobs have a higher mortality rate, more comprehensive studies have shown, unexpectedly, that population mortality actually declines as unemployment rates increase. The research community has often rejected one of these effects because it conflicted with the other, so...

2014-07-16 12:32:08

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs grew 0.3 percent sequentially last month to 4,664,800, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has grown by 3.2% since June 2013 adding 144,200 IT workers. Engineering jobs grew again in June, up 0.3 percent sequentially to 2,506,300. On a year-over-year basis, engineering...

2014-07-15 08:32:36

COUNTRY Survey: Confidence in College as Good Investment Drops 33 Percent Since Recession BLOOMINGTON, Ill., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colleges and universities continue to have to prove their worth as young adults experience a post-graduate failure to launch, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index(®) survey. Just 48 percent of Americans say college is still a good financial investment, declining for the sixth consecutive year, from 81 percent in 2008. Perhaps...

2014-07-10 12:34:16

Men Still Make up Majority of Computer Professionals WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 74 percent of those who have a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering and math -- commonly referred to as STEM -- are not employed in STEM occupations. In addition, men continue to be overrepresented in STEM, especially in computer and engineering occupations. About 86 percent of engineers and 74 percent of computer professionals...

2014-07-10 08:28:09

ARLINGTON, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the best steps in recovery from mental illness is a job, but the national unemployment rate for individuals receiving public mental health services is approximately 80 percent, according to a report issued by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO The states with the five highest levels of unemployed persons in the public mental health care system are: -- Maine...

2014-07-07 12:25:16

Index Shows Strong Positive Momentum NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in June. The index now stands at 119.62, up from 119.03 (an upward revision) in May. This represents a 6.3 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago. "The rapid increase in the Employment Trends Index in recent months suggests that strong job growth is likely to continue through the summer," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic Research at...


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