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13 Cities Where Some of the Job News is Good

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The Labor Department reported metro area employment data this week, and it's clear that while all cities have suffered in this recession, there's no question the damage has been worse in some spots. Consider that Kokomo, Ind., suffered the highest percentage point increase in the unemployment rate ...

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More Job Seekers Are Relocating For Work

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Job seekers are showing a willingness to move again. The percentage of job seekers who relocate for a new job has more than doubled to 18.2 percent from a recessionary (and record) low of 8.9 percent early last year, according to a new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas. That percentage--of ...

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The End of Unemployment Benefits: 5 Things to Know

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While Presidents Bush and Obama have done many things differently, they used one common tool to help stimulate the economy: unemployment benefit extensions. Still, the efforts of both presidents may not have been enough to hold over millions of American workers until they find their next jobs. More ...

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10 Best Cities to Look For Creative Jobs

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You can head for a city with a low unemployment rate, or you can find a city that's got a slightly outsized need for the job you know best. For people in creative careers, you may actually be able to find work in this recession if you spend some time focusing your search on spots where the ...

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A Fitness Stimulus Could Save Lives and Jobs

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Amid the chorus of calls for another stimulus package (it would be President Obama's second, the country's third), a new study is released that finds that active commutes--walking or biking some portion of the distance to work--are correlated with a higher level of fitness. But only 17 percent of ...

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9 Things to Know About the Job Market of the Future

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The President's Council of Economic Advisers released a report today detailing their forecasts for the job market over the next decade or so. Here are 9 key points, followed by excerpts from the report:

Unemployment under the stimulus is higher than officials expected, but the White House insists ...

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