According to the labor department report, the number fell despite the nonfarm payroll dipping by 20,000. The boost in the overall rate was likely due to increases in temporary help services and retail--both reasonable indicators that the economy is proving. (Surges in temporary help usually foreshadow an increase in permanent hiring, while retail hiring is generally an indication that consumer spending is rising--both positive signs.)
For more on how to find a temporary position--and how to set about translating it into a permanent job--click here.
--Posted by Phil Stott, Vault.com
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