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Unemployment rate for college grads dropped in June

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the US Department of Labor, published its most recent unemployment numbers for June 2011.  The unemployment rate published on July 8th for June 2011 is 9.2%.  That is slightly up from May 2011 [by .129%].   This is...

Digging deeper into the latest employment stats

The unemployment rate is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The rate is found by dividing the number of unemployed by the total civilian labor force. On June 3, 2011, the BLS published the most recent unemployment...

The Recruiting Industry is Growing!

Staffing Industry Analysts is forecasting that recruiting is going to grow 16% in 2011, building on 20% growth in 2010. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 242,200 are employed by “Employment Agency & Executive Search” sector in February...

Employment in the Charlotte area climbs

The March unemployment rate in the region that includes the greater Charlotte area fell to 10.4 percent from 10.9 percent the month before, according to the most recently released report from the N.C. Employment Security Commission. That’s down two percentage...

Unemployment Numbers from Bureau of Labor Statistics

On March 4th, 2011 the BLS published the most recent unemployment rate for February, 2011 of 8.922%. (Down from January – 9.049%) This overall rate includes all types of workers – construction workers, farmers, etc. When you break the figures out by type...

Good News for NC – employment numbers

The number of unemployed workers rose in 31 of the 50 states last year, but North Carolina bucked the trend. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Tar Heel State’s unemployment rolls decreased by 14,000 workers in 2010. South Carolina followed...