Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, January 13, 2014 12:58 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The healing of the job market has been frustratingly slow. ManpowerGroup CEO Jeff Joerres says this recovery is different.

Friday, March 09, 2012 10:29 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The economy added 227,000 new jobs in February, according to a report released this morning. That’s not bad but not as good as January, when 284,000 new jobs were added. The unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent, which is the lowest level it has reached in three years. If you are one of the

Friday, January 07, 2011 9:30 am
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

The headlines will all scream about the drop in the unemployment rate to 9.4 percent. But job growth was a middling 103,000, powered by private sector hiring of 113,000. Those numbers are not enough to pull the unemployment rate lower, and certainly not to the extent that it dropped. So if hiring isn’t bringing the

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Friday, December 03, 2010 9:18 am
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

The November jobs report came in well short of expectations. November saw just 39,000 new jobs and 50,000 in the private sector, compared to expectations in the 130,000-175,000 neighborhood. The revisions that make September and October appear slightly better are no consolation. Yes, the November figures will be revised twice more, but it won’t be enough to

Wednesday, December 01, 2010 4:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Working longer seems like a simple way to stretch retirement resources, but a lot of people obviously find this an unacceptable retirement planning option. At least, it appears that way based on a very unscientific measurement: the number of posted comments and e-mails I get every time I suggest it. Richard Johnson, senior fellow at