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July jobs report
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Economy Adds 162,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate Dips to 7.4%

The Labor Department's monthly jobs survey had some mixed results for July. The economy added 162,000 new jobs, a bit below expectations, and the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, from 7.6 percent to 7.4.

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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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Verizon Employee Outsources Work So He Can Surf the Internet All Day
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Developer Outsourced Work to China So He Could Surf the Web All Day

When it comes to dodging work, we tip our hats to an unidentified developer who outsourced his programming duties to a Chinese company while he surfed the internet all day. Brilliant! But imagine if he devoted as much energy to his actual job. Someday, he might've gone somewhere.

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Hallmark Sympathy Cards for the Unemployed

With the US unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, it’s nice to know someone‘s business is thriving. In this case, that someone is Hallmark, which recently began selling sympathy cards aimed at those who’ve lost jobs.

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Unemployment Amongst Blacks At Depression Levels

Within any society if people are working and able to care for themselves and families they feel better about themselves and usually look at life in a positive manner. But when there are no jobs, life comes with no purpose or hope and in the black community the outcome can be dire as we are now seeing in our community locally and across this nation.

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Job Openings Increase 7.6 Percent In January 2010
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Unemployed Man Willing to Do Anything For a (Discounted) Price

Travis Boyles will do “whatever you want him to do for less money than whoever you are paying to do it now.” In a Craigslist ad offering this service, Boyles makes 35 (often humorous) suggestions of what exactly he could

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