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How to Get Hired After Being Unemployed Long-Term

The economy is continuing its long, slow recovery from the massive financial crisis and recession just a few years ago, and the labor market is improving. But one problem above all can prevent you from getting a new job: If you've been out of work for six months or more, it makes it much harder to get hired. We've gathered a few ways to help you navigate this problem:

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What Are the Best States for Retirement?

You’ve put the kids through college and paid off the mortgage, so now it’s time to kick back and relax.

So, where should you spend your golden years?

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New $100 Bills Coming in October

Get ready to throw away all those ratty old Benjamins that are just laying around your house—the newly designed $100 bill will be going into circulation in October.

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Hackers Break Into Associated Press Twitter Account, Post Tweet About White House Explosions

Hackers broke into the Associated Press Twitter account on Tuesday and posted a tweet claiming two explosions had rocked the White House, injuring the president.

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Jobless Claims Fall by 42,000 — Is the Job Market Doing Better?

After last week's disappointing March jobs report, the Department of Labor released some rather encouraging news on Thursday.

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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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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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Economy Adds 236,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7%

The labor market—and the economy overall—is improving, albeit gradually, with employers adding 236,000 jobs in February. That gain brought the unemployment rate down a few ticks from 7.9 percent to 7.7, its lowest point in four years.

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