How Bad Is The Job Market?

august jobs report
august jobs report

There's just no getting around the bad news: August was a disappointing month for job seekers. The Labor Department reported that fewer than 100,000 jobs were created during the month, frustrating many job seekers who are worried that it may take even longer to find work.

But it may not be all doom and gloom. A survey released Thursday by the Society for Human Resource Management suggests that hiring this month may improve. SHRM is forecasting "modest hiring gains" in September, based on the responses it received from 1,000 service-sector companies and manufacturers.