Employment Trends

Employment Trends

March 2017 Employment Slows, But Wages Climb CareerCast.com Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:12
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CareerCast.com
Despite a disappointing number of jobs added, the American economy's unemployment rate hit a 10-year low in March 2017.READ MORE
Freelance Work as a Means of Testing the Job Market CareerCast.com Tue, 03/21/2017 - 09:59
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CareerCast.com
We recently published our Jobs Rated report on opportunities for freelance and contract work here at CareerCast.com. This report, which cites the so-called "gig economy," ties into another recent survey issued here -- one asking workers about their job stress and levels of satisfaction. The two concepts intersect in a way that might benefit workers feeling bogged down in their ... READ MORE
Work from Home? Renovate Your Home Office to be More Efficient CareerCast.com Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:03
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Lauren Pezzullo
Telecommuting is becoming increasingly popular in the American workplace. Even if you do not currently work remotely, trends suggest at some point you will have the option -- if you are not outright asked to telecommute. The U.S. census lacks conclusive data on telecommuting, but research from Global Workplace Analytics suggests that about half of the workforce at least has ... READ MORE
A Strong 2016 Ends With Modest Job Growth CareerCast.com Thu, 01/12/2017 - 15:02
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CareerCast.com
The final employment numbers of 2016 close a strong year for hiring on a positive, if not underwhelming note, with a reported 156,000 new jobs added to the labor market in December.READ MORE
New Year, New Career? Find A Job in 2017 CareerCast.com Thu, 01/12/2017 - 14:33
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CareerCast.com
Congratulations, you made it through 2016! A new year has arrived, and you are ready to pursue that career change you always wanted.READ MORE
Know The Marketplace As Incomes Rise CareerCast.com Fri, 12/23/2016 - 14:16
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CareerCast.com
Even as the number of jobs available has increased in recent years, one of the most significant concerns about the strength of the American labor market was wage stagnation. Prices increased, as is the norm, but annual median income got stuck in neutral throughout and after the Great Recession -- and in many cases, income fell. From 2009 through 2012, ... READ MORE
New Jobs Numbers Show More Work, and More Competition CareerCast.com Fri, 12/23/2016 - 14:12
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CareerCast.com
Department of Labor data released Friday showed substantial gains in the American labor market, with the nation's unemployment level dropping to 4.6%. Continued improvement in hiring follows the year-long trend of 2016, and comes amid a new record-high established in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in November. With continued increases in the number of hires, expect more job seekers ... READ MORE
The Path to A High-Paying Job CareerCast.com Tue, 12/20/2016 - 16:32
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CareerCast.com
We here at CareerCast.com recently published our 2016 report on the highest paying jobs , as tracked by the Jobs Rated report. A trend readers may have noticed was the volume of healthcare professions that require MD certification, and that's a process that requires extensive schooling. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its own look into high-paying jobs this week, ... READ MORE
How to Hire a Freelancer CareerCast.com Tue, 12/20/2016 - 16:19
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Will Zimmerman
If you’re scaling up your business or just looking for someone with a specific specialty, a freelancer can be the way to go. Freelancers are flexible, specialized in a skill-set and offer a new perspective on problems your company is trying to solve. However, hiring a freelancer can be a challenge. In order to hire a freelancer, you often have ... READ MORE
October 2016 Employment Shows Job Market Stability CareerCast.com Tue, 12/20/2016 - 16:13
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CareerCast.com
Heading into the holiday season, job market growth continues at a steady rate. 2016 is on track to finish as an altogether strong year for hiring, with the Department of Labor reporting 161,000 new jobs added to the U.S. economy in October 2016. The unemployment rate has remained consistently at or just below 5 percent for the year, closing October ... READ MORE