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LinkUp’s April Jobs Data Indicate Job Market Is Far From Healthy

While no one would argue that the U.S. economy is in solid recovery mode, the strength and sustainability of the recovery is largely dependent upon the extent to which U.S. employers will begin hiring again. There are definitely signs that the worst is over, but there are mixed signals and mixed opinions about how fast [...]

LinkUp’s March Jobs Report Positive, But Not As Good As Government’s Numbers

The March jobs report was released by the Department of Labor (DoL) a few weeks ago, and the news was quite positive. For just the 3rd month since the recession began, DoL reported that the U.S. economy added jobs in March. While the 162,000 jobs gained were less than the 185,000 or so that economists [...]

LinkUp’s February Jobs Report Shows Modest Gains In Job Listings On Corporate Websites

February’s jobs report from the Department of Labor is scheduled to be released later this week and based on data released this morning by LinkUp, Friday’s report will show that the job market was essentially flat in February, making only modest gains in job growth. LinkUp, a job search engine that indexes jobs from over [...]

Look For A Very Positive January 2010 Jobs Report Friday

January’s jobs report from the Department of Labor is scheduled to be released later this week and based on data released this morning by LinkUp, Friday’s report will show that the job market improved sharply during the month. LinkUp, a job search engine that indexes jobs from over 20,000 company websites throughout the U.S., reported [...]

December Jobs Report Will Be Far Worse Than Expected

The Department of Labor will release its jobs report for December tomorrow, and the data will undoubtedly show that the economy is a long way from healthy recovery mode. Economists are expecting that the U.S. economy actually added jobs during the month, marking the first monthly job gains since December of 2007. The Conference Board’s [...]

The Bastardized Math Behind The U.S. Unemployment Rate Calculations & Why Monster Should Be Embarrassed About Their Invitation To The White House

Because I’ve written in the past about how bastardized the math is behind unemployment rate (seriously, read my March ’09 blog post if you’re even remotely interested in the U.S. unemployment rate) I had to laugh at the comedic, animated rendition of how the Department of Labor calculates (or fails to accurately calculate) the nation’s [...]

LinkUp Reports Significant Improvement On The Jobs Front In November

As further evidence of an improving economy, LinkUp reported today that new job listings in its job search engine rose 9% in November, while the total number of job listings in its search engine rose 4%. The Department of Labor reported this morning that in November, the U.S. economy only lost 11,000 jobs, a stunning [...]