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  • U.S. labor numbers don't tell the labor story [Commentary]

    U.S. labor numbers don't tell the labor story [Commentary]
    The Labor Department is expected to report this week that the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent. But that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10...
  • July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing

    July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing
    July’s employment report showing net growth of 209,000 jobs was below expectations and a sharp tail-off from the previous month, but still represents a solid gain that shows the recovery from the Great Recession is advancing, economists said....
  • Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June

    Illinois unemployment falls to 7.1% in June
    Illinois unemployment fell for the fourth straight month in June, bringing unemployment down to 7.1 percent , according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The...
  • Times may be tough, but that's no reason not to study what you love

    Times may be tough, but that's no reason not to study what you love
    During periods of economic hardship, worries about post-graduation jobs can lead students to play it safe, choosing the most marketable major they can find. So it's no coincidence that practical fields of study like engineering and business are booming....
  • Economy grows at hot 4 percent

    WASHINGTON Offsetting a dismal start to the year, the economy grew at a sizzling annual rate of 4 percent from April through June, the government reported Wednesday. Sluggish first-quarter growth had been knocked down to a 2.9 percent after two...
  • U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

    WASHINGTON The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear. Offsetting a dismal start...
  • Opportunity knocks

    Opportunity knocks
    When is the best time to get that advanced degree? That depends. One answer does not fit all. A lot depends on what degree you are seeking, as well as personal and financial considerations. One thing is for sure: Do your homework before you start grad...
  • Timeline to an advanced degree

    Timeline to an advanced degree
    If you're contemplating getting an advanced degree, think in terms of time — a lot of it. From first deciding to continue your education to finally graduating sets you on a course that will take years not months, with time variations depending on...
  • Industrial organizational psychologists keep things humming

    Industrial organizational psychologists keep things humming
    With the state of today's job market one might think it would give rise to a new type of profession aimed at dealing with the stressors. The reality is, industrial organizational psychologists have been in place in many companies long before this economic...
  • Top five myths about returning adult students

    Top five myths about returning adult students
    Advisers have heard it all. While schools are making it more convenient than ever for adults to return to college many would-be students have a prepared list of roadblocks -- some realistic, some not -- that are holding them back. Administrators...
  • Almost no one wants the Obamacare employer mandate now: Here's why

    Almost no one wants the Obamacare employer mandate now: Here's why
    When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its requirement that large employers provide health coverage or pay a penalty seemed to many supporters a key pillar of the effort to guarantee health coverage to Americans. Four years later and after...