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U.S. GAINS 292,000 NEW JOBS IN DECEMBER

The United States scored big with almost 300,000 news jobs in December. This is the fifth straight year in which employment grew by at least 2 million to power a growing economy.

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SELF-EMPLOYED

Self-employed Americans and the workers they hire accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, or 30% of the national workforce, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data the U.S. Census Bureau recently made publicly available for the first time. 81% of those working in agriculture are either self-employed or work for a self-employed… read more

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AG JOBS OUTLOOK

Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the U.S. in occupations involving food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment over the next five years, according to an employment outlook led by Purdue University.   There should be a strong employment market for e-commerce managers and marketing agents, ecosystem managers, agriscience educators, crop advisers and pest control… read more

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RURAL RECOVERY

 Regional differences in the effects of the recession are striking, with the column of states running from North Dakota to Texas faring much better in terms of employment and unemployment rates than most other regions, according to a report, Rural Employment Trends in Recession and Recovery, released this week by the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research… read more

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ENDANGERED JOBS OF 2014

CareerCast has updated its list of “endangered jobs” for this year.  Among the group: mail carriers, newspaper reporters, meter readers, travel agents and best of all: tax examiners/collectors.

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