Job Outlook Better Than Predicted and Where to Find Work

Last month employers added 175,000 new jobs while unemployment inched higher to 6.7%.
3:00 | 03/07/14

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headlines today about American jobs today we learned last month, employers added 175,000 new jobs. Better than experts predicted. But meanwhile, unemployment inched higher, up to 6.7%. Americans have been out for more than 27 weeks the long-term unemployed. So, who are they? ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis tells us. Reporter: From energy boomtowns in North Dakota to high-tech manufacturing in Oregon, this is where the fastest job creation is in. Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Oregon. And in middle states, like Texas and Oklahoma. For all of the bright spots, today's jobs report reveals a sharp spike of Americans out of work for six months or longer. Now nearly $4 million people. Nearly half the people between 45 and 54 years old who are out of work are long-term unemployed. What do you want people to know and understand? That when you have two kids, you have a family, you have a wife, that you apply over and over and then people just, you know, ignore you. Reporter: He holds multiple college degrees and still has been out of his medical billing job since 2007. Zblefr single day, you know, I said I'm down in that office, that's my dungeon, that's my war room, I'm -- you know, I'm looking for a job, there's just no time to just slack off. Reporter: So for him and million of others, will there be the opportunities be? Home health AIDS. Interpreters and translators. Rebecca Jarvis, ABC news, new York. And from the jobs news we now head out west to kind of a morning after for Colorado,

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