• Many people are looking for job these days, especially that we are suffering fro economic downturn where many are being affected by mass layoffs. If you think job searching is the easiest proposition, well you might be wrong. Job boards aren't exactly exploding. The unemployment rate is the highest it's been in over 20 years, and there isn't a lot of ways for a person to get the fast cash they need, or a steady paycheck. Online job searching has become prevalent over the last decade. Most unemployed people are turning to online job ads, most without much success. But persistence will pay off, even if you need to get low interest loans or cash advances, you just have to keep job searching.

    June 15, 2009 at 2:59 a.m.

  • Rusty if your employer told you that the reduction in the work force is only 9.4% (U-3). And they fail to inform you counting the people forced to work part-time or on contract the reduction is actually 16.4% (U-9).
    You would be more comfortable about keeping your job and a regular paycheck, than if you were told the 16.4 % figure.

    June 10, 2009 at 8:57 p.m.

  • ALTON: Is there something we've missed about the U-3, U-6, U-9?
    Without trying to offend you:#1. What are these? #2. How're they significant to us? and #3. Who really should give a rip and who actually does? Is Rusty the only one who hasn't any idea what those numbers mean?

    June 10, 2009 at 12:27 a.m.