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Career and job-search news, trends, and scoops for job-seekers, compiled by the staff of Quintessential Careers.
|February 3, 2006|
U.S. unemployment fell to its lowest level in 4 and 1/2 years last month.
According to the Department of Labor, employers added 193,000 new workers in January, a bit lower than the forecast of 240,000, but much stronger than the disappointing 108,000 new jobs added in December.
In other labor news, the jobless rate unexpectedly dropped to 4.7 percent from 4.9 percent in December, the lowest level since July 2001. For Blacks, the rate fell to 8.9 percents, while for Hispanics, the rate dipped to 5.8 percent.
Finally, a separate report showed U.S. companies planned more than 100,000 layoffs in January, down 4 percent from December, but 12 percent higher than the January 2005 level.
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|Other Career/Job-Hunting Blogs|
- Quintessential Resume & Cover Letter Tips, a blog from our sister site, with new resume and cover letter tips daily. A must-see for any active job-seeker.
- Job Stuff, A Blog for Your Career, from Stephen Harris. Stephen’s blog is a great resource for those job-seekers who find yourselves in transition, searching for guidance and reassurance.
- The Occupational Adventure Blog, from Curt Rosengren, a Passion Catalyst. Curt’s blog is great for finding encouraging ideas (and resources) for moving forward with your career… a career that lights your fire.
- Blue Sky Resumes Blog, from career expert Louise Fletcher, a general career and job-search blog that covers all aspects of the job-hunt.
- Career Transition Discussion, a blog that deals with the issue of mid-career change… for job-seekers 40+.
- LifeWork Design — a conversation about topics related to career counseling and coaching.
And for our entire list of favorites, go here: Career-Related Blogs for Job-Seekers.
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Other topical resources for job-seekers:
- QuintZine: A Career and Job-Hunting Newsletter
- Q-Tips: Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
- Q&A with Career & College Experts
- The Career Doctor Career Advice Column
- College, Career, and Job-Related Articles
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