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A job seeker meets with a recruiter during the East Bay's HIREvent on Oct. 8, 2013 in Emeryville, California.

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A job seeker meets with a recruiter during the East Bay's HIREvent on Oct. 8, 2013 in Emeryville, California.

Job Seekers’ Qualifications Help Trump Work Status

While it’s still true that already having a job gives you a leg up at getting another one, new research shows the right qualifications can significantly improve the odds for the unemployed. Across all applicants, 22.7 percent more of those...

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An employee grinds down the metal on an oil tank in Bremen, Ohio.

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An employee grinds down the metal on an oil tank in Bremen, Ohio.

Election-Year Closing: 7.8% Jobless

The election year closed with a jobless rate under 8 percent, a four-year low. The dip below 8 percent just before President Barack Obama’s re-election helped fulfill the White House’s narrative of a reviving economy, albeit a slow recovery. The...

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