A great place to live, work
Employees and employers should feel a bit more upbeat this Labor Day than in recent years.
The U.S. unemployment rate is 7.4 percent. Contrast that with two years ago: 9.1 percent of the workforce had no work.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 14 million eligible workers needed a job. Six million of those – the long-term unemployed – had been jobless for more than six months and make up 43 percent of the overall unemployed.