Whoa! I thought the economy was recovering with additional gains in employment and recent improvement in the establishment of new jobs. Not so. In fact, according to the Department of Labor, since the government laid off workers hired for the U.S. Census, the economy has seen significant increases in unemployment this past month of June 2010Â alone. 110,000 jobs were predicted to be lost by Reuters, and it turns out the official numbers were worse than expected, as 125,000 additional workers moved to unemployed status in the month of June. The Census jobs created by the U.S. government to create new jobs for those who were unemployed temporarily skewed unemployment numbers causing a short spike in hiring and then increase in unemployment once the jobs ended. According to ABC News, the official number of jobs lost since the beginning of the recession over two years ago now totals at 7.5 million.
So what do you do when the economy gets tough and jobs are hard to come by? My suggestion to unemployed workers is to get creative in your job searches, look for hobbies that can turn into addition income, and seek satisfying volunteer work that will translate into resume experience and hopefully a new career. If you are currently unemployed, what do you do to increase your odds of securing a new position or do to bring in additional income when your job is not supplying substantial cash flow to maintain your current standard of living?