At first glance, unemployment statistics in the United States suggest that the country is beginning to experience a period of sustained economic growth. From a starting point of 7.9% in January of this year, the national rate of unemployment tumbled to 7.6% in June as a growing number of firms continued to hire steadily and without interruption. Even as unemployment benefit applications rose by 16,000 during the first week of June, this was consistent with the level of tentative growth that has continued through the second financial quarter.

Chronic Student Underemployment
Travel and Work Abroad During the Summer Months 
Volunteering and Vocational Work 
Consider Offering a Service or Establishing an Independent Venture 
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