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SHRM Leading Indicators of National Employment – July 2014

Monday, July 28th, 2014

In July, hiring rates will reach four-year highs for the month in the manufacturing and service sectors, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for July 2014.  SHRM LINE – July 2014

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Monday, July 28th, 2014

Jobless Claims in U.S. Decline to Lowest Level Since 2007

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped last week to the lowest level in almost six years, signaling the U.S. job market continues to mend.  For full text of this article, visit

Bye bye unemployment benefits

Friday, May 11th, 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — More than 200,000 long-term jobless Americans will lose their unemployment checks this week, when eight states roll off the federal extended benefits program.

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Private sector adds 216,000 jobs in February

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hiring in the private sector picked up in February, according to a report released Wednesday by payroll processor ADP.

The private sector added 216,000 jobs in the month, ADP said, roughly in line with forecasts for 218,000 jobs.

In February, small businesses — those with fewer than 50 employees — made up half of the job gains, hiring 108,000 people.

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5 Myths About Unemployment Insurance

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

(CNN) — Congress is about to decide whether to renew unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.  Unless it acts by December 31, millions who have been unemployed for more than six months will begin losing benefits.  With unemployment at nearly 9%and likely to remain high for the next few years, cutting off benefits for the long-term unemployed would have severe consequences for them and our economy.

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Forecast Says Double-Dip Recession is Imminent

Friday, September 30th, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The U.S. economy is staring down another recession, according to a forecast from the Economic Cycle Research Institute.

“It’s either just begun, or it’s right in front of us,” said Lakshman Achuthan, the managing director of ECRI. “But at this point that’s a detail. The critical news is there’s no turning back. We are going to have a new recession.”

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Outsize Severance Continues for Executives, Even After Failed Tenures

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The golden goodbye has not gone away.

Just last week, Léo Apotheker was shown the door after a tumultuous 11-month run atop Hewlett-Packard. His reward? $13.2 million in cash and stock severance, in addition to a sign-on package worth about $10 million, according to a corporate filing on Thursday.

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Economists See More Hiring on the Way

Monday, January 24th, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — In another sign of a strengthening economy, U.S. companies say they are planning to hire more workers, and expect economic growth to pick up in the first months of 2011, according to a survey released Monday.

The National Association for Business Economics said the hiring outlook for the next six months is at a 12-year high.

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October Job Openings Most in Two Years

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

(WASHINGTON) — Employers posted a sharp increase in job openings in October, raising hopes that hiring could pick up in the coming months.

Businesses and government advertised nearly 3.4 million jobs at the end of October, up about 12 percent from the previous month, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That reverses two months of declines and is the highest total since August 2008, just before the financial crisis intensified.

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