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Employees assemble components of a Jeep Cherokee at the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Plant in Ohio on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

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Employees assemble components of a Jeep Cherokee at the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Plant in Ohio on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Job Market Looking Up — After Bottoming Out: Gallup

“I’ve been down so very damn long that it looks like up to me.” – The Doors Considering that, just a few years ago, only eight percent of Americans surveyed said it looked like a good time to find a...

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A woman adjusts a mannequin at a retail store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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A woman adjusts a mannequin at a retail store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Women Make Strides in Market Favoring Lower-Paying Jobs

More than two-thirds of the jobs created last month went to women. Unfortunately, that may have been because much of the hiring took place at the low end of the pay scale. Employers took on 117,000 female workers in July,...

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Contractors at a construction site in Lorton, Virginia.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Contractors at a construction site in Lorton, Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 25

That’s the percentage of Americans who say it’s a good time to find a quality job, according to Gallup. That’s the highest share measured by Gallup on that question since March 2008, before a credit crisis took hold that drove...

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