Trump’s jobs report came in lower than expected and over the last four months has created 59,000 fewer jobs per month than Obama.
CNBC reported that the jobs numbers would have been worse without the government hiring 25,000 Census workers, “The federal government hired 25,000 temporary workers in preparation for the 2020 Census in August, giving the overall jobs gain a big bump. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 130,000 last month, which fell short of Wall Street estimates for 150,000. Employment in federal government rose by 28,000 in total in August, the Labor Department said Friday. Private-sector employment was up by only 96,000, the lowest pace since February. The weakness largely came from the retail sector, which saw a net decline in workers of 11,100 in August alone. Trade, transportation and utilities also lost 11,000 jobs, and mining and logging lost 5,000 positions.”
More voters rate the economy positively today than have since 2001, according to the latest Fox News Poll.
In addition, approval of the job President Trump is doing on the economy stands at 52 percent (41 percent disapprove). That’s just one-point off his high of 53 percent last summer, and up from 48-46 percent in May.
US employment appears to be one of the brightest spots in the slowing economy. But an often underlooked measure paints a less rosy picture of the labor market. The labor-force participation rate has hovered around 62% over the past decade, which was low by historical standards and compared with other countries.
Networking, despite its value, is often misunderstood. By constantly getting new perspectives on networking, you can always remind yourself of how to best connect with others.
Networking is changing—technology and social media have made reaching out to others easier than ever before. Yet it’s as difficult as ever to establish meaningful connections with other people. At the heart of networking, past and present, is understanding the needs and wants of others, but it’s not always clear how to translate that into what you do on a daily basis.
For better or worse, everyone else is experiencing the same fractured landscape you are. The key to effective networking is always to put yourself out there as much as possible, but if you’re looking for more detailed strategies, here are 10 of the best books on networking to improve your skills: Continue at Source: Best Books For Networking
Young millennials can ease into adulthood by living in affordable places that offer room for job growth. Here are the best places for them to live.
It can be daunting for a young 20-something to transition into adulthood, but living in the right location can ease the process.
MoneyRates.com recently ranked the best states for young millennials to live in, including Washington, DC. It grouped eight sets of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau into three major categories — job market, affordability and access, and lifestyle, awarding each state an average ranking in each category.
Turns out, Midwestern states like North Dakota and Iowa have the most factors that appeal to millennials. Nebraska, for example, has a higher proportion of young adults than places like New York and California, according to the report.
Below, see the ranking of best places to live for young 20-somethings. We included the unemployment rate for those ages 20 to 24, the median rent, and the number of bars, pubs, and nightclubs per capita. Continue at Source: The 25 best states to live for 20-somethings, where jobs are booming and rent is affordable
Use these tips for your next vacay.
Dreaming of sipping a daiquiri on a gorgeous beach while reading your favorite novel? Join the club. But if you’re short on vacation days and long on dreams, there are some practical things you can do to make a vacation happen without taking much time off, if any at all. Continue at Source: How to travel without taking time off