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McDonald’s to add 50,000 -more signs of hiring

On April 19th, McDonald’s is planning to devote a day to recruiting and hiring over 50,000 employees.  This is great news for the economy and another indication that companies are feeling the desire and need to hire. And not all[...]

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Best Numbers in 2 Years …

Employment figures were released today and the unemployment rate is at the lowest level since March 2009.  We still have a long way to go to reach 4.9% (March 2009) vs 8.8% today.  However trends are showing a steady decline[...]

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Hiring Continues to Improve….

Unemployment Figures for March 2011 will be out shortly but in the meantime the job market continues a slow and steady rebound.  Over 200,000 positions were added in the private sector in March and if this trend continues we should[...]

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Strong Job Growth on the Way

Last week’s employment numbers are out and fewer people applied for unemployment benefits.  Over the last month, the numbers have dropped each week and now stand at the lowest level since July 2008. In addition to these figures there is[...]

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Good News! Umployment Falls Again

The unemployment rate fell once again to 8.9% in February, down from 9% in January.  The unemployment rate has fallen nearly a full percentage point in the past 3 months, which is the fastest it has fallen in 28 years.[...]

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Unemployment Under 9% -Lowest Level in Two Years

We finally broke 9% – February unemployment numbers were released today and for the first time in 2 years the number is under 9%.  And more jobs were added in the last two months in spite of the blizzards across[...]

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Jobless Claims Fall; Hiring Increases…

Today the Stock Market had the best day yet this year and economists are excited about job numbers.  Jobless Claims fell to the lowest level in 3 years (since May 2008) indicating the job market is moving in the right[...]

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February 2011 – A Good Month For Jobs!

In spite of rising gas prices and fears of a government shut-down, February 2011 was actually a good month for jobs.  Employers in the U.S. added over 217,000 jobs – more than anticipated. However with good news lately there always[...]

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Jobless Claims Fall Even Lower

In spite of the cold weather and blizzards across the U.S., retail sales are improving and individuals are finding work or leaving current positions for better ones. Unemployment claims feel last week to the lowest level in 2.5 years –[...]

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Unemployment Rate – 9% – Lowest Level in 2 Years

Good news and bad today about unemployment.  First the good news – unemployment fell to 9% – lowest level in 2 years and a sign of good things to come. However due to the weather fewer jobs were created than[...]

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