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Posted February 13, 2014 by

Is the United States Losing Ground in the Economy and Education?

While the economy looks to be getting better, many people still struggle to find a job.  That is why Americans should not underestimate getting a quality education.  Remember, a good education can boost your chances of landing a better paying job, which means you’ll have more money to spend, helping the economy.  The following infographic leaves a somewhat less than favorable impression of the United States concerning the economy and education. (more…)

Posted August 21, 2012 by

2.1 Million Young Adults Hired Since April

Two young blonde women working on computersFrom April to July 2012, the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old rose 2.1 million to 19.5 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This year, the share of young people employed in July was 50.2 percent. (The month of July typically is the summertime peak in youth employment.) Unemployment among youth increased by 836,000 from April to July 2012, compared with an increase of 745,000 for the same period in 2011. (Because this analysis focuses on the seasonal changes in youth employment and unemployment that occur each spring and summer, the data are not seasonally adjusted.)

Labor force

The youth labor force–16- to 24-year-olds working or actively looking for work–grows sharply between April and July each year. During these months, large numbers of high school and college students search for or take summer jobs, and many graduates enter the labor market to look for or begin permanent employment. This summer, the youth labor force grew by 2.9 million, or 14.2 percent, to a total of 23.5 million in July.
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Posted March 09, 2012 by

227,000 Jobs Added in February But Unemployment Rate Sticks at 8.3%.

Bureau of Labor StatisticsNonfarm payroll employment rose by 227,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in professional and businesses services, health care and social assistance, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, and mining.

Household Survey Data

The number of unemployed persons, at 12.8 million, was essentially unchanged in February. The unemployment rate held at 8.3 percent, 0.8 percentage point below the August 2011 rate. (more…)