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November jobs report

November Jobs Report Shows Some Positive Signs


The U.S. Department of Labor released its November jobs report recently saying total nonfarm payment employment rose by over 200,000 and the unemployment rate is now declared to be 5.8 percent.

Why should you care? There’s one very important reason and then a few smaller ones.

I usually tell people who are looking for a job to turn off the television news because generally speaking, it’s too easy to be swayed by the moods of others. At the same time it’s important to seek pockets of positivity to build your inner strength.

Here’s one of those pockets of positivity, and we should leverage it to push ahead. So if you’ve stopped looking for work or just recently need a new job, understand that it may be a good time for you to take action.

Want more reasons to send out your resume?

It’s that time of year. 27,000 retail jobs were added in October, showing some of the attitudes merchants are taking for the upcoming holiday season.

Industries are growing. Healthcare added 25,000 jobs in October. That’s a 12-month average of over 20,000 per month.

Businesses are growing. Professional and business services gained 37,000 jobs last month. These tend to be better paying jobs and it shows signs that small and large businesses are hiring.

Use this information to inspire you to send out more resumes, learn about other industries and meet new people. That’s always going to translate to better opportunities for you and the economy.

New American Small Jason Veduccio is the author of The New American Dreamer: How to Land That Ideal Job in a Nightmare Economy. Click to buy.