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Unemployment rates for Blacks and whites widest in five years

U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent - However, the gap between the U.S. unemployment rates for Blacks and whites widened further in June, to its largest in five years.

Technology sector growth bucks national trend, adding more jobs

The U.S. information technology (IT) sector added an estimated 3,200 new jobs in September, despite employment slowdowns in other areas of the economy, according to an analysis by CompTIA, the world's leading technology association.

Canada sees solid job gains in June, most of them part-time

Statistics Canada released the latest numbers on the country's economy Friday, reporting that 45,000 jobs were added in June, nudging the unemployment rate down to 6.5 percent.

Op-Ed: Before the deluge: The economic picture

The third quarter was ugly for stocks, but there were a few winners. More than 3 dozen companies in the S&P 500 posted double digit gains for the quarter.

U.S. economy adds 248,000 jobs in September, rate falls to 5.9%

Washington - U.S Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, with the unemployment rate declining to 5.9 percent, the first time in six years the rate dropped below 6 percent mark.

Op-Ed: Funemployed — The rising cost of higher education and unemployment

Unemployment rates are higher in the U.S. than depicted in the media, and recent graduates (with excessive student loans) are struggling to find jobs in their fields.

Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.

Op-Ed: Spain has an economic plan, it looks vaguely familiar

Madrid - Spain is moving in a different direction now, although the Spanish economy is still faltering, they do have a plan. It looks nothing like the American plan for recovery.

California, Rhode Island tie for highest U.S. unemployment rate

Sacramento - The large blue state of California, under Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown, has tied the tiny liberal state of Rhode Island for having the highest unemployment rate in America - 9.8 percent.

U.S. unemployment at lowest point since 2010 according to Gallup

According to a recent Gallup poll both unemployment and underemployment has dropped since September with the unadjusted unemployment rate at its lowest point since January of 2010.

Expert shares job searching tips Special

When job searching, there seems to be an undeniable truth to the phrase "practice makes perfect". Whether that means polishing up a resume, perfecting the art of cover letter writing or surviving the interview, every first impression counts.

Troubling August jobs report dampens convention glow

Washington - Any bump Mr. Obama and the Democrats hoped to gain from their Charlotte convention may be doused by a very weak jobs report on Friday.

Op-Ed: Government jobs reports creates confusion

The upcoming jobs report for July is coming up, but how good are the numbers? Garbage In Garbage Out creates doubts for the Federal Reserve.

Canada's public sector makes gains, jobless rate falls to 7.2%

Ottawa - Statistics Canada published its June unemployment numbers Friday, in which it showed the unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to 7.2 percent as the economy added more than 7,000 jobs, which was better than what market analysts were forecasting.

Mitt Romney on jobs report: There's a lot of misery in U.S. today

Washington - The United States Labor Department released its June figures, which show that the private sector created 80,000 jobs to the economy. This leaves the unemployment rate unchanged at 8.2 percent and is only up 3,000 jobs from the previous month.

Op-Ed: Obama campaigns on student loans as jobs dry up

President Obama, along with his political entourage, are using Air Force One as a campaign vehicle, criss-crossing battleground states talking to college students about student loan rates.

Unemployment on the rise in U.S.

New unemployment claims, a depressing March jobs report and high gas prices are threatening an already anemic economic recovery in the U.S.

Scottish unemployment rises by 6,000

The unemployment rate in Scotland has risen by a figure of 6,000 in three months to the end of January, according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

American unemployment rate drops to 8.6 percent

Washington - There is some good news for the U.S. economy this holiday season. According to the new numbers out, the jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent.

Monthly Jobless Figures Reveal Only Part of Problem

For the second consecutive month the nation’s economy shed half a million jobs. Still, as bad as the numbers for December were, and are, they only tell part of the story of what is occurring in the nation.

More Than 500,000 Jobs Vanish in November

What was expected to be a bad unemployment report for November was indeed horrific. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Employment Situation Summary this morning and reported employment fell by 533,000 jobs last month.

Five Year High in Monthly Job Loss

On a day when all eyes were focused on Capitol Hill and Congress as the House of Representatives took up President Bush’s revamped, pork-laden mortgage bailout proposal, more bad news on the state of the nation’s economy was revealed by the government

Canada: Unemployment Rate at 33-Year Low

Statistics Canada released today data showing that the country’s unemployment rate has hit a 33-year low, dropping to 5.8 per cent in October. Last month saw 63,000 new jobs created, mostly in the public sector.

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There were 18 631 000 people employed in Canada in August  a drop of...
(Employment - By the thousands) There were 18,631,000 people employed in Canada in August, a drop of 0.3 percent.
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