ANOTHER VIEW Jobs appear to be climbing; scams, too – Times News Online
Published August 14. 2021 01:50PM
On Aug. 6 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics announced news some may find surprising.
Employment rose in July.
According to a news release available on the bureau’s website bls.gov, “nonfarm payroll employment rose by 943,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate declined by a 0.5 percentage point to 5.4 percent.”
Leisure and hospitality, professional and business services and local government education arenas saw “notable job gains,” however, levels before the pandemic are not yet met nor surpassed.
It could cautiously be said incidents of jobs are starting to rise.
Unfortunately, the same could be said about incidents of unemployment scams.
In recent weeks,…