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Last Hurrah for Jobs?

John C6 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 6:33 PM
Dear SV, Agree - I'm having the same experience, but I don't even have a college degree of any type, only a HS Diploma. ( and some Certifications. ) May I propose that employers today have far better tools they use to identify potentially productive workers when they seek to recruit new hires. They don't just look at job history and education as they used to do, but rather, consider credit history, business activities, medical and legal records, and a wide variety of other indicators. Employers are learning how to identify and recruit high productivity workers at all levels, from engineers like you to the janitors. Now, if we can just get pay for performance..... Sincerely, John Lepant Brighton CO

The establishment survey reported a gain of  157,000 job this month.

However, for the third consecutive month, the household survey is much weaker than the headline number.

The household survey shows a gain of a mere 17,000 jobs. Last month the household survey gained only 28,000 jobs. The unemployment rate rose to 7.9%.

As measured by the household survey (the basis for the reported unemployment number) the number of unemployed rose by 126,000.

Note: The BLS did not produce its usual...