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What States Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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Gov. Inslee Announces $18 Million in Energy-Saving Job Grants – But None in Tri-Cities

Gov. Jay Inslee's office announced over $18 million in job-creation grants Wednesday expected to save energy from a wide variety of projects across the state.

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What States Have the Lowest Unemployment Rates?

If you’ve been struggling to find a new job, get that first job out of college or get back to work, perhaps it’s a change of location you need. The unemployment rate is not equal across the states, and for all the tough economic news of the past several years, things aren't all that bad in certain places.

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Disturbing Study Reveals Most Companies Ignore Job Applicants

If you think finding a job is frustrating, prepare to get even more frustrated.

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Why Obama’s Plan for Raising Minimum Wage Is a Really Bad Idea

It's an age old argument: raising the minimum wage will bring more people out of poverty. But economic experts for decades have shown why it doesn't work.

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8 Major Retailers Planning Multiple Store Closings in 2013

USA Today released a report late last week listing the top eight retailers planning major store closings in 2013 due to the struggling economy and financial instability.

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5 Excellent Networking Sites to Help You Find Jobs

As soon as you knew you wanted (or needed) a new job, you got on Facebook and let all your friends and connections there know what you could do and that you were available, right? You probably also went straight to LinkedIn and quickly made a profile there so people could find the awesomely productive employee that is you. But the phone didn’t start ringing.

That’s not because networking online for a job doesn’t work, it’s because you have to find all the places where you can make the Internet work for you.

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5 Industries That Won’t Be Hiring Much in 2013 – Do You Work In One of These Areas?

Finding a new job or changing industriesis a natural desire, especially after the start of a new year. But don’t leap too quickly. Before you start imagining your amazing new job in the dream career you never had, you should research the hiring climate in your industry of choice. You don’t want to put a lot of money and effort into education, training and searching for a new job only to find out you’re battling 40 other candidates at every interview. Here are five of the industries you might not want to find yourself hoping for a job in this year:

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Inslee Wants to Promote Green Energy – Here’s How It Might Succeed

One of Gov. Inslee's big goals announced in his inaugural address was to champion a green economy.

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DC Celebrates Inauguration With Gala Balls
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While Obama Celebrates Inauguration Companies Continue to Slash Jobs

The list of American jobs disappearing -- many of them due to Obamacare -- continues to grow.

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