CHAPTER9

Employed, Unemployed, Underemployed

In This Chapter

  • The cyclical job market
  • Looking at employment, unemployment, and underemployment
  • How to ask your boss for more money
  • Feeling out the job market
  • Sticking with the job you have

Not everyone agreed, but at the start of 2016, many people felt jobs and the economy were moving in the right direction in the United States. That’s good news because it’s been a very long haul financially for a lot of people.

After the first quarter of 2016, the unemployment rate was down to 5 percent from 10 percent in October 2009. And reports from the U.S. Department of Labor showed that the number of jobs ...

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