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State Labor Department Releases Preliminary Unemployment Rates

The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local unemployment rates for June 2013.

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Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 7.6%

Job growth in May beat economists' expectations, coming in at 175,000 new positions added, which aligns closely with the yearly average. The unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, a result of more people entering the work force, according to the Labor Department.

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Some Encouraging Job News

Some good news on the local job front.

The March unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome area was down slightly from last year.

According to a preliminary report released by the State Labor Department, the jobless rate last month was 9%, down from 9

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Jobless Claims Fall by 42,000 — Is the Job Market Doing Better?

After last week's disappointing March jobs report, the Department of Labor released some rather encouraging news on Thursday.

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What States Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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What States Have the Lowest Unemployment Rates?

If you’ve been struggling to find a new job, get that first job out of college or get back to work, perhaps it’s a change of location you need. The unemployment rate is not equal across the states, and for all the tough economic news of the past several years, things aren't all that bad in certain places.

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10 Awesomely Creative Resumes

In today's job market, it's nearly impossible to land a new position, let alone an interview. That's why it's really important to make sure you stand out from other candidates right off the bat. But how the heck are you supposed to do that with no face time?

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5 Excellent Networking Sites to Help You Find Jobs

As soon as you knew you wanted (or needed) a new job, you got on Facebook and let all your friends and connections there know what you could do and that you were available, right? You probably also went straight to LinkedIn and quickly made a profile there so people could find the awesomely productive employee that is you. But the phone didn’t start ringing.

That’s not because networking online for a job doesn’t work, it’s because you have to find all the places where you can make the Internet work for you.

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5 Industries That Won’t Be Hiring Much in 2013

Finding a new job or changing industriesis a natural desire, especially after the start of a new year. But don’t leap too quickly. Before you start imagining your amazing new job in the dream career you never had, you should research the hiring climate in your industry of choice. You don’t want to put a lot of money and effort into education, training and searching for a new job only to find out you’re battling 40 other candidates at every interview. Here are five of the industries you might not want to find yourself hoping for a job in this year:

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5 Creative Ways to Employ Yourself While You’re Unemployed

If you’ve recently lost your job, or finally finished your hard-earned degree but have yet to receive that first sweet offer of employment, keep this in mind: Don’t panic.

The good—and sort of bad—news is that you’re not alone. The better news is that your situation is not permanent.

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