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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, a Philadelphia business displays a help wanted sign in its storefront. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Apart from low unemployment, just how healthy is job market?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. unemployment rate -- now just 5.1 percent -- grabs a lot of the attention each month when the government issues its jobs data. Yet the rate doesn't come close to sketching a full picture of the job market.

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Jon Helgason, ThinkStock
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‘War’ for executive talent heats up with improving economy

As the job market improves, so does the demand for high-caliber executive talent in this ever-expanding economy.

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People wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
People wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

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40-hour work week is long gone

Remember the good old days, when you showed up at work at 9 a.m. and left at 5 p.m.

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More workers choose email over phone calls

Fewer phones are ringing and more computers are beeping at workplaces nationwide. That's because an increasing number of employees, especially millennials, are choosing to conduct their interactions through emails instead of phone calls.

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Part-time work on the rise

The country added 288,000 jobs in June, according to the Labor Department, but take a closer look at the numbers, and there's a less pleasant trend that comes to the forefront.

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Help in NJ for older workers

New Jersey is helping older workers get a leg-up in today's challenging job market.

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NJ Job Seekers Experience Hostile Market [AUDIO]

Many New Jersey residents are having a tough time in the state's job market.

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Ned Frisk, Getty Images
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Do Older Workers Keep Younger Ones From Jobs? [AUDIO]

There's an old notion that older job holders prevent younger job seekers from moving around in the labor force, but an expert here in New Jersey says that theory does not hold water.

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Survey: One in Six Americans Hate Their Job [POLL/AUDIO]

A new survey reveals that one of every six workers in our country can't stand their job.

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