Entries by

First-Time Jobless Claims Tick Up Again

​States reported that 778,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Nov. 21, an increase of 30,000 from the previous week’s revised total.The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell last week, to 6 million. The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program for people whose benefits have run their course has been showing a steady rise in claims however, now up to 4.5 million. Approximately 20 million people are in t

Which Is More Important, a Social Media Profile or a Resume?

A good social media profile, with proper focus on an achievable target job, should be part of the foundation of any job search, writes career columnist Martin Yate. It increases your visibility with headhunters and corporate recruiters, not to mention possible networking connections all over the world. But it is only part of the strategy to get interviews and job offers.

Job Posting Data Improves, but Full Recovery a Long Way Off

​Job posting activity in the U.S. is proving resilient, if slowing down from gains made this summer, according to labor market sources.The number of advertisements for job openings on Indeed is 13 percent lower year-over-year as of Nov. 13, but significantly better than the low point of 39 percent below the previous year’s trend on May 1. The trend in job postings improved in May, June and July, but started to stall in August, said Jed Kolko, chief economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab.Julia Pollak