Congress OKs Unemployment Extension

Congress OKs Unemployment Extension

The bill to extend and restore unemployment benefits to out of work Americans now only has to make its way to the White House after Congress passed the legislation by a vote of 272 to 152. [More]

32K Jobs Lost In February, But Unemployment Holds At 9.7%

32K Jobs Lost In February, But Unemployment Holds At 9.7%

It’s a sign of just how bad it’s been in recent times when it’s taken as good news that the national unemployment rate is still 9.7%, which is what the latest Labor Dept. figures show for February. Also on the silver-lining front, while a net total of 36,000 jobs were lost last month, that’s 14,000 less than had been expected. [More]

Job Fair Canceled Even Though There Are Jobs To Be Had

Job Fair Canceled Even Though There Are Jobs To Be Had

A job fair in the South Carolina vacation town of Myrtle Beach was canceled this year because only 30% of the companies usually attending the expo had planned to return. But before you think this is a bleak sign that the recession is getting worse, there’s this fact: 70% of these companies say they are hiring. So why scrap the job fair if almost everyone is looking for employees? [More]