This past July, the national unemployment rate fell from 7.6 percent one month prior to 7.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the drop may seem small, it is actually rather significant, as it is the lowest unemployment rate since December 2008's 7.3 percent.
With this in mind, individuals who have been putting off their employment search may want to start researching potential opportunities online or take an aptitude test to figure out what type of work is best for them.
Although it depends on job seekers' area of expertise, they may be able to find employment opportunities sooner than they expect. Many companies want people to know they are hiring – and not just a few new workers.
AT&T, for example, recently announced in a press release that it plans to fill nearly 200 positions throughout Tennessee. Almost 100 of these jobs are new.
If job seekers have an interest in working for automotive manufacturers, they may face better odds in their employment search. According to data from WANTED Analytics, the number of automotive positions experienced a 9 percent year-over-year increase in hiring.