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When Can Older Americans Expect to Retire? Maybe Never

Posted May 11th, 2016 at 3:25 pm (UTC-4)

Both of the leading presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton, 68, and Donald Trump, 69, are pushing 70, an age when most Americans traditionally contemplate retirement, rather than seek one of the world’s most stressful and demanding jobs. But Clinton and Trump could be on to something. More than half of older Americans are expected to keep […]

Trump Says American Dream Is Dead, Is He Right?

Posted April 25th, 2016 at 1:51 pm (UTC-4)

Donald Trump has famously declared that the American Dream is dead, but the majority of middle class Americans seem to disagree with the Republican presidential frontrunner. Sixty-three percent of people surveyed earlier this year believe they are living the American Dream. That finding suggests American optimism hasn’t been a casualty of the recession, despite a report that […]

Why US Isn’t Losing As Many Jobs to China

Posted April 20th, 2016 at 4:23 pm (UTC-4)

Sending American jobs overseas is a hot topic this presidential election year, with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton promising to get tough on companies that offshore U.S. jobs and Republican lead candidate Donald Trump vowing to boycott Oreos after the cookie’s manufacturer moved some of its production to Mexico. The truth is, however, for the second […]

Are Kids Really to Blame for Women Earning Less?

Posted April 15th, 2016 at 1:22 pm (UTC-4)
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A woman who works full-time earns almost $11,000 less each year than her male counterparts, a difference that adds up to nearly a half-million dollars over the course of a career, and nowhere is the gender gap more apparent than in rural areas of the United States, according to a Congressional report released this month. […]

What Most Prestigious US Jobs Have in Common…and It’s Not Money

Posted April 1st, 2016 at 2:19 pm (UTC-4)

The vast majority of American parents — 9-in-10 — would happily encourage their children to become a doctor, an occupation 90 percent of Americans see as prestigious. A new survey finds that doctors top the list of Most Prestigious occupations. Other professions that are held in high esteem include scientists, firefighters and military officers. The types of […]

This Map Shows Where US Job Market Is Booming

Posted March 9th, 2016 at 11:48 am (UTC-4)

U.S. businesses added more jobs in the past two years than at any other time since the 1990s, according to The White House. The unemployment rate currently stands at 4.9 percent, down from 10 percent in 2009. Over the past six years, American businesses created 14 million new jobs. More than 2.4 million of these […]

Here are the Most Googled Companies in Each State

Posted February 19th, 2016 at 9:05 am (UTC-4)
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Americans who search for the term “coca cola” most likely live in Georgia, while the Pepsi people are probably in Chicago. Career resource website Zippia researched which companies each state googles more than any other. Some of the results aren’t surprising. The most searched company in Michigan, home to the “Big Three” — the largest […]

What Wacky Job Each US State Googled More Than Any Other

Posted January 29th, 2016 at 12:14 pm (UTC-4)
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If you’re looking for a job as a lion tamer then you probably live in California, while pirate job seekers can be found in North Carolina, and professional cuddlers might be searching for work in New York. Those are just some of the more unique jobs searched for in one state more than in any […]

The Big Freeze Is Coming to These US Jobs

Posted January 20th, 2016 at 12:50 pm (UTC-4)

The U.S. Postal Service employs more than a half-million workers who deliver more mail to more people in a larger geographical area than any other postal service in the world. Their unofficial motto is, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” […]

Dramatic Drop in Teen Workers Is Bad News for US Workforce

Posted January 4th, 2016 at 10:41 am (UTC-4)
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Over the past 15 years, the number of American teenagers working part-time jobs has decreased dramatically, which is bad news for the U.S. labor market. In 2014, only 1 in 5 teens in school (22 percent) had a job, down 16 percentage points from 2000, when more than 1 in 3 teens in school (38 […]

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