Find the Motivation to Get You Out of Your Unemployed Slump
Being unemployed is hard, especially when jobs in your field aren’t hiring. It’s easy to get discouraged in this situation. But don’t let yourself stay in this unemployed slump. Get up and find the motivation to get you moving and g...
7 Reasons You Should Take A Temporary Job
It can be difficult to accept a temporary job, since it doesn't come with a promise to end your phase of unemployment. But it's important to remember there are multiple benefits of temporary jobs, a fact many of the unemployed are beginning to take n...
The False Statistic You Should Ignore:  47% of Unemployed Have Completely Given Up On Looking For Work
This isn't something we normally do but there is a statistic that just came out that journalist across the country are taking the wrong way.   The statistic, again is this:  47% of Unemployed have "completely" given up on finding a job. L...
How To Use Body Language To Achieve A Successful Interview
Interviews are high-stress situations. With so much on the line, we all get a little jittery. Naturally it is common practice to prepare religiously for tough questions you may be asked, but there could be one thing you've forgotten to take into cons...
How the Unemployment Rate for One County in Tennessee Remains So Low
The Goal is to Bring Down Unemployment The unemployment rate in most southern states has not budged since it hit an all time high of over six percent across the country. However, there is one county in the south that has found a way to successfully ...
Which Measurement of Unemployment is the Most Accurate?
In the United States, the Bureau of Labor is responsible for tracking the percentage of people who are unemployed, seeking employment, and/or receiving unemployment benefits. However, a specific definition is used to determine whether an individual i...
4 Popular Television Shows With Unemployed or Underemployed Characters
Considering the long-lasting effects of the Great Recession, it is no surprise that unemployment or underemployment are becoming popular themes for television shows in the United States. Whether you are comfortable with unemployment or not, you will ...
Unemployment Rates in the U.S. Showing Positive Change in Recent Months
Although the recovery process for the U.S. economy has been slow since the Great Recession that began back in 2008, there have been more significant changes in recent months that are showing some positive changes for the future. According to the late...
According to Latest Studies, Most Americans Do Not Sympathize With the Long-Term Unemployed
Those Who Sympathize According to a new study released by Huffington Post, approximately 49 percent of Americans believe people who have been unemployed for longer than a six-month period should benefit from unemployment insurance. Only a mere 26 pe...
Easter Marked By a Spike in Applicants for Unemployment Insurance in the U.S.
According to U.S. News, there was a significant jump in the number of American citizens who applied for unemployment insurance, and economists are speculating that it was due to Easter layoffs. In specific, the number of Americans benefiting from une...
6 Interesting Facts About Today's Unemployment Crisis in the United States
According to the Office for National Statistics, the most shocking statistics about unemployment have been uncovered by the organization's economy tracker for unemployment. For the purpose of this article, here are some of the most current and up-to-...
3 Famous Celebrities Who Were Unemployed Before Getting Their Big Break
When you are unemployed, it can seem as though no one understands what you are going through. However, even some of the most famous people in the United States have been unemployed before they found the opportunity to make it "big." Here are seven ce...
Five Affordable Hobbies for the Social and Unemployed
When you are unemployed, it can be difficult to maintain your social life without having the funds to invest in social activities. However, this list will offer some interesting and affordable activities that will be worth considering if you feel as ...
Four Ways You Are Wasting Time With Your Hunt for Employment
You Are Reaching Too High Before you start your job search, it is important to consider what types of jobs you would be qualified to fill. Although you may think that this step in the job search process may be a waste of time, it can be more wastefu...
Five Things to Consider Before Returning to School When Unemployed
Five Things to Consider Before Returning to School When Unemployed If you have recently lost your job, you are likely going to consider all of your options when it comes to changing your situation. Whether you choose to update your resume, enter a n...
4 Fun Ways to Entertain Your Family Without Spending a Dime
Consider Rainy-Day Activities Some parents will set aside some activities that they can do with the children when it rains. Rainy-day activities can range from playing card games to chasing one another around the house. Depending on the age of the c...
4 Productive Steps You Should Take as an Unemployed Professional
When you have recently become unemployed, you are surely going to feel some of the negative emotions that come along with this type of unfortunate change. However, you do not need to let unemployment get you down. Instead, you can change your perspec...
Four Factors Affecting Your Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance in the U.S.
In the United States, there are certain factors that can affect your eligibility to benefit from unemployment insurance. Although claimants are told that they must be unemployed, most people do not understand what it means to hold this status in thei...
Why the Long-Term Unemployed Will Continue to Struggle in the U.S.
The Great Recession of 2008 has had a lasting impact on the U.S. economy, and it is evident in the numbers of unemployed workers across the country. In specific, approximately 3.8 million Americans have been unemployed for over six months and are str...
Three Helpful Ways of Staying Motivated While Unemployed
Although most people think that staying positive is so "cliché," there is some truth behind this piece of wisdom. In fact, having a positive attitude can be the determining factor in whether you succeed in obtaining employment, and even the jo...
Why U.S. Unemployment Numbers are Meaningless
Most people believe that the unemployment rate is an indicator of the economic state in the United States. However, this number is no longer used as an accurate representation of the labor market's condition. Instead, a deeper analysis must be done o...
Four Activities You Can Do While Unemployed That May Help You Find Work
Whether you have been unemployed for a short time or an extended period, it can be difficult to stay positive (and sane) when you do not have anything to do. However, there are several activities that you may want to consider trying while unemployed....
How Raising the Minimum Wage Will Affect Women in the U.S.
Although most people believe that increasing the minimum wage in the United States will help address the issue of unemployment among youth, it is actually women (of all ages) who will be affected most by the minimum wage increase. According to the le...
Helpful Information for Individuals Seeking Unemployment Insurance in New Mexico
The unemployment insurance (UI) program is intended to help individuals who have experienced a loss of wages due to temporary unemployment. The UI program is organized by the New Mexico Department of Work Solutions (DWS), and all employment services ...
Getting Unemployment Insurance as a U.S. Citizen in Hawaii
Unemployment Office The unemployment insurance (UI) program is organized by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The UI program provides temporary financial assistance to individuals who have experienced a sudden loss of income due to u...
General Information for U.S. Citizens Applying for Unemployment Insurance
Depending on the state in which you live, you may be eligible to receive full compensation through unemployment insurance (UI). However, in each of the 51 states (including Washington), there is a specific set of criteria that must be met before you ...
Determine Your Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance
General Eligibility In the United States, you must be unemployed due to no fault of your own if you wish to be eligible for UI benefits. At the same time, you must be available to work and actively seeking employment. However, you can still benefit ...
Disqualifications for Unemployment Insurance in the U.S.
Depending on the state in which you live, you can be disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits or submitting a UI claim for various reasons. Each state will have a specific set of criteria that must be met before you can take a...
Getting Job Ready and Back to Work
When you have lost your job and begin to feel the effects of unemployment, it is time to get back on the saddle and start your search for employment. Although there are several types of reemployment service programs out there, you can start the proce...
Using Unconventional Job Hunting Methods
There are two forms of communication, a direct and indirect form. Depending on which form you choose to use, you can get in touch with the potential employers that you wish to reach by simply contacting them using an unconventional, unique, or less c...
Helpful Ways to Fight Unemployment Depression
One of the most common side effects of being unemployed involves psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress. These effects can become apparent as early as immediately after becoming unemployed. However, the symptoms can also becom...
Current Trends Causing Unemployment in the U.S.
There is an interesting trend that is affecting the economy and job market in the United States, according to research specialists for CNN Money. By analyzing these trends through employment reports, economists can determine and predict some of the o...
Jobless Aid Extension Blocked by Senate
The Senate has blocked a key part of the President’s economic recovery plan recently. Part of President Obama’s plan was to extend assistance for those members of the unemployed community who had been out of work for a long period of time...
What Effect is Unemployment Having On Our Youth?
Economic times have been extremely tough for the average American over the last few years. However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall unemployment rate has reduced quite dramatically since July 2012, coming down from 8.3% ...
Will Raising the Minimum Wage Help Unemployment?
When the Minimum Wage was introduced, millions of people were delighted. Those in the service, retail, farming and mining industries were particularly pleased as they were amongst the lowest paid in the US. When you are on a low wage, a rise of just ...
How to Turn the Negatives of Unemployment into Positives
Losing your job can be devastating. It doesn't matter whether the economy is booming or in a phase of austerity, if you find yourself without a job, it can be a major blow to your confidence as well as your finances. Maybe your company has...
End of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program to Affect 1.3 Million Americans
On December 28th, 2013, approximately 1.3 million Americans lost the insurance they received through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program when Congress Republicans declined to renew the program once more, saying it would save the economy $...
How to Cope with Sudden Unemployment
Although losing a job isn’t a new concept for most people, it still comes as a shock—and seems to get harder to deal with each successive time it happens.

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