March 2022 Labor Report Recap

According to the latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The report estimates that 431,000 workers joined the labor force in March; now the total is just 174,000 workers away from returning to pre-pandemic numbers. Another statistic close to reaching pre-pandemic levels is the labor force participation rate, which increased one-tenth of a percentage this month, to 62.4% from 62.3% in February 2020.

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February Labor Report Recap

The U.S. job market continued to indicate strong employment growth during the month of February 2022. The number of jobs added to the economy rose to 678,000 last month, and the positive trend continued as the unemployment rate lowered to 3.8% from 4.0%. 

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January 2022 Jobs Report: Economy Greatly Exceeds Experts’ Predictions

Despite a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant at the beginning of the year, 2022 is proving to be off to a stronger start for the U.S. job market than what economists across the country predicted. Over 467,000 jobs were added in January, more than twice what was expected, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today. The unemployment rate remained close to December 2021’s level, at 4 percent.

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November 2021 Jobs Report: Unemployment Lowers, While Job Growth Registers Its Smallest Gain This Year

The past month’s jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics offers a mixed picture of how well the economy and jobs market in the U.S. are actually doing.

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August Jobs Report Indicates Smallest Employment Gain in Seven Months

Federal unemployment benefits expired over Labor Day weekend, leisure and hospitality took a hit, but other sectors of the economy remain steady.

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The Waiting Game: How to Handle the Job Search Process

Waiting for a response can be the most difficult part of the job search. Don’t let it get the best of you. Here are a few tips to help you handle the radio silence.

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How (And How Not) to Use Social Media During the Job Search

Social media continues to be a main driver of networking in the professional world. Looking for ways to utilize these tools in your next job search? Here are some best practices for professional communication via social media.

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Job Search – How to Tell When It’s Time to Start Looking

At one time or another, you probably have said to yourself, “I think it’s time that I start looking for

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Company Culture – How to Tell What It’s Really Like to Work There

The job description fits you to a T, and the pay isn’t too bad either. But how do you really

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Best Practices for Post Interview Thank You Notes

There are certain guidelines that will likely never go out of style. One of the most critical is sending follow up thank you notes

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Creative Job Search Techniques

Use the phone book!  Cold call organizations in your desired field.  Fax resumes with the headline “In anticipation of your

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How to Manage Multiple Job Offers

Your interviewing has resulted in multiple job offers and you find yourself asking, “What do I do now?” You are

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