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  • Unemployment rate stuck at 9.6 percent. Will holiday hiring help?

    Unemployment rate stuck at 9.6 percent. Will holiday hiring help?

    Unemployment rate remains relatively high, but demand for temp workers is rising. Holiday hiring will add to the pool of temporary jobs. Still, few firms look set to 'staff up' significantly, as they watch for a shift in consumers' mood.

  • Jobs growth shows some zip; unemployment rate unmoved

    Jobs growth shows some zip; unemployment rate unmoved

    The economy created more jobs than expected – 151,000 – in October, the best showing since May. Jobs are being added in many sectors, including health care, retail, and temp agencies. The unemployment rate, though, still stands at 9.6 percent.