Unemployment

August 2019 Economy Healthy Says Fed, Unemployment Still a Low 3.7%

U.S. jobs growth of 130,000 jobs was lower than expected in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics news release. August 2019 Economy This increase was lower than the economist predictions of 158,000 jobs, which is more in line with the average growth in 2019 to date, and well below the 2018 average of …

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8 Tips for Hiring When the Unemployment Rate Is Low

Small businesses often struggle to find the perfect job candidate, even in times of plenty. But when the national unemployment rate is at record lows, hiring becomes even more difficult. At the beginning of the decade, the unemployment rate climbed to 10%. Now that it’s below 4%, business owners are scrambling to hire whoever isn’t …

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How to Find Seasonal Employees For Your Small Business When Unemployment is Low

Target, Macy’s and other retailers are already gearing up for the upcoming holiday season and the accompanying shopping madness. Insiders are anticipating a good season, thanks to consumer optimism and low unemployment. But can retailers find enough seasonal workers to fill their needs? Target is aiming to hire 120,000 seasonal employees while Macy’s plans to …

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Can You Start a Business When You’re Collecting Unemployment Benefits?

You’ve been laid off from your job and you’re applying to collect unemployment benefits. But instead of looking for another job, this time you want to finally start a business, like you’ve been dreaming of for years. Can you use your unemployment benefits to finance your startup? Back in 2012, the Department of Labor announced …

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Small Businesses are Struggling to Find Workers Due to Low Unemployment Rate

A recent LinkedIn employment report has revealed that the US job market is hale and hearty. The country’s unemployment rate is down across the board while hiring is 4.5% higher when compared to this same time last year. While the news certainly is encouraging, the report also underlines the challenges that small businesses are facing …

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