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What New L.A. Employment Stats Mean for Job Seekers

October 18, 2016  | 1 min read

In a guest commentary in the Los Angeles Daily News and Daily Breeze, Dean David M. Smith explores the most recent unemployment data (4.9 percent unemployment rate) for Los Angeles, noting that some trouble lurks in the numbers, particularly for millennials. According to Smith, “Professionals, particularly those 75 million Americans in the millennial age group, might be feeling disheartened by emerging from a prolonged downturn only to find stiff competition for entry-level jobs and limited career growth.” He offers millennials three pieces of advice on how to best prepare for employment: don’t pigeonhole your education; get a global perspective; and don’t give up. Read more