Gallup Survey On Unemployment

by admin on February 28, 2011

Gallup just posted a number of interesting survey results — for both unemployed and underemployed Americans.

Not only is there continued pessimism regarding finding a job, many job-seekers are convinced they’ll have to simply “settle” for whatever job they can find.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/145817/Unemployed-Americans-Face-Challenging-Job-Search.aspx

At the end of the day, if you want to find a good job, doing what you do best, you’ll have to take a different approach than everyone else is taking.  As long as you continue to play the same game that everyone else is playing, prospective employers will simply perceive you to be the same every other job-seeker.

If you’re ready to play a different game — and rise above the other 16 million people out looking for work — I encourage you to get started today using the Job Search Jump Start system!

~ Dave

The Real Story About Unemployment

by admin on February 26, 2011

According to recent employment data, the Labor Department says the national unemployment rate dropped in January from 9.4% down to 9.0% — the biggest one-month drop in years.

This would seem to be good news for the millions looking for work, except for one problem … the non-farm payroll sector only added 36,0000 new jobs last month — 109,000 fewer jobs than were expected for that same period.

Hmmmm — something doesn’t add up here. Maybe we should do a little math to see what’s REALLY going on with this latest round of employment data.

With over 16,000,000 people currently looking for work, a reduction of 0.4% in the unemployment rate would require 64,000 new jobs — almost double the reported 36,000 figure.

So what happened to the other 28,000 people who were no longer “unemployed” in January?

They simply gave up and stopped looking for work.

The government doesn’t count people who are no longer looking for a job as “unemployed” — which, of course makes the numbers look better anyway.

So, before we start celebrating and declare victory over this jobless recovery, let’s sober up and realize that there were almost as many people who just simply gave up looking for work, as there were who actually found a new job.

And what happened to the other 109,000 new jobs that everyone was anticipating?

Sorry, but it ain’t over folks.

~ Dave

The 3 Stats You Need To Know

December 9, 2010

According to recent results from a Discovery Company survey, there are three key statistics that you should always remember if you’re working through a job search. 1. The percent of people who get a job simply by submitting a resume for a job posting … 5% (yikes!) 2. The amount of time it takes for […]

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Times Are Still Tough For Job Seekers

November 23, 2010

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/10/22/jobless-rates-remain-elevated-in-most-states/ Looks like it’s going to be a while before things improve for the Nation’s job market.  According to this Wall Street Journal article, 34 states saw employment numbers decrease (rise in unemployment) and 21 states have equal or higher unemployment rates than a year ago last September. Despite the massive stimulus package spending in […]

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Half the Jobs Are Gone (Forever?)

November 4, 2010

The article link below is from earlier this year  –  is astonishing that HALF of the 15.3 million people out of work consider the loss of their job as PERMANENT. http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/05/millions_of_jobs_lost_in_the_r.html For those of you who don’t like math, that’s 7,500,000 jobs that are GONE … they don’t exist any more.  They’ve been eliminated and those […]

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