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Will Productivity Kill a Job Rebound?

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Americans sure worked hard last quarter. Productivity grew at a 9.5 percent annual rate, the Labor Department reported today. Labor productivity is measured by dividing output by hours worked, and in the third quarter, output rose by 4 percent and the number of hours worked fell by 5 percent.

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Jobs Index Increases For First Time in 20 Months

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Good news about the job market is rare these days, but here comes something to savor: The Conference Board Employment Trends Index increased by a slim margin in September. This was, listen up, the first increase in the index since January 2008, or very nearly the start of the recession. The index ...

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New Study Reveals Secrets to Finding a Job

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Most career advice is highly subjective, offered by experts rather than researchers. A new study, however, suggests that there are methods and activities that can maximize your chances of success.

Researchers at the University of Missouri studied the efforts of 327 job seekers, ages 20 to 40, and ...

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