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US population on January 1: 322,762,018

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. population hit 322,762,018 on January 1, 2016, marking a 0.77 percent increase from January 1, 2015. In total, there are 2,472,745 people more than they were at New Year’s Day 2015. Since the last Census Day in 2010, the U.S. population has ...

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About 300,000 cybersecurity jobs available in the US

As technological advancements draw us closer and more addicted to internet and “cyber reality”, institutions find themselves in a growing need of professionals who can face the challenges that this shift brings along. Internet security is extremely important for any company, whether public or private, that handles personal and national ...

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Strong US jobs market lifts consumer confidence

Americans are feeling confident about the national economy this year, partly thanks to the strong job market. Employers have added on average about 200,000 jobs each month, and unemployment has maintained at 5 percent, a seven-year low record. According to The Conference Board’s report released earlier this week, consumer confidence ...

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One-fifth of US workers plan to shift jobs in 2016

2016 might be the year of the job-hopper, according to a new study from employment site CareerBuilder. A survey among 3,300 jobholders across the country found that 21 percent of employees are seriously considering changing jobs next year. This is a five percentage points increase compared to a similar survey ...

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Seattle, top city to find a job

A new study from WalletHub.com found that the top ten places for jobs are all in the western part of the U.S. The main reasons, authors say, are that these cities have a wider range of industries than a lot of the East Coast cities and good facilities for their ...

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Medical care prices vary widely across the US

A new study from Health Care Pricing Project found that the cost of medical care varies considerably from one city to another and in some cases even between hospitals located in the same area. The reason, specialists say, is that hospitals negotiate prices with insurance companies, therefore medical units located ...

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US expects gains in IT jobs

IT jobs are expected to increase 12 percent over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. There are roughly 3.9 million IT jobs at the moment and predictions indicate that 488,500 new positions will be added in the next ten years. Among the ...

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Baltimore seeking ways to integrate new immigrants

Despite political controversies around immigration, studies show that many U.S. cities are, in fact, looking for ways to attract and retain new immigrants as part of their plan to revitalize local economies. Researchers at University of Southern California along with The Americas Society found that several municipal leaders are developing ...

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