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Daniel L. Hankemeier

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the United States unemployment rate is now 6.2% nationwide. If you remember, the rate hit a high of 10% in October of 2009, so things have improved quite a bit in the last 5 years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that over 200,000 jobs were added to the economy in July alone, the sixth straight month of job growth over 200,000. A great place to learn about these newly available jobs is by attending a local job fair in your area. Here are some preparation tips for your next job fair: -

I am not sure this is accurate information. There is nothing said here about those people who are looking for jobs after their benefits run out. I would guess some of those who were looking for jobs when the unemployment rate was at 10% are still looking for work? The Labor Department should be giving us both numbers if we want a real idea about the unemployment rate.

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