Articles tagged in unemployment


Sector by Sector Employment in America

Stan Reybern

Which jobs are most plentiful and where? And which jobs pay the most? If you are looking for a job or choosing a new career direction, as many Americans are, the answers to these questions matter.

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Unemployed: America’s 35 Hardest Hit Cities

Stan Reybern

Across the nation, cities have seen rising unemployment rates and many people are struggling to find jobs. In some areas of the country, that may be more difficult than others. Today we look at the cities in America that have been hit the hardest by job loss and have the highest rate of unemployment.

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Men vs. Women: Financial Planning

Jonathan Rivers

Statistics show that men and women handle money differently. While there are exceptions to every rule, men generally are better prepared for retirement, are more willing to put money into savings, pay off credit card balances in full and are more educated about investing. Men are also more prepared for unemployment, which is fortunate because there are more unemployed men than women in the U.S.

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Income and Employment Disparity in the Workplace

Stan Reybern

Here’s a brief look at the role gender is playing in the workplace today, showing the states with the greatest disparity between male and female incomes, as well as unemployment rate changes year to year according to sex and occupation. In most cases, women seem to be bearing the brunt of job cuts in the past few years. This is

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Mapping Unemployment: Out of Work in America

Stan Reybern

Some of America’s largest cities have experienced a rapid decline in employment in the past year with the collapse of the finance, real estate and automotive industries. To put each metropolitan area’s situation in perspective, we have put together a map showing the comparative rates of unemployment along with the year over year change from May 2008 to May 2009.

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The Pros and Cons of Unemployment in a Recession

Jonathan Rivers

The current recession has been called the worst since the Great Depression. As a nation, the U.S. had a national unemployment rate of 8.9% by April 2009. This figure constitutes 13.7 Million of workers (labor force of 154.7M), and is up from 8.5% just a month earlier. Of course, this is a sign that things have yet hit an all

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