Around 15.1 million were counted as unemployed in November; a full 17 percent of the labor force remains "underemployed," defined as working part-time when they'd rather have full-time gigs. A key factor in the unemployment picture? The ailing real estate and construction industries, where the rate of job loss has been escalating after the housing crisis. And so the cycle begins again.
These AOL Real Estate guides can help, whether you're in the market to buy, rent or sell:
How to Shop for Your First Home
- Tips for Finding a Rental Apartment
- How to Price a Home to Sell Fast
- Vacation Homes: Is Now the Time to Buy?
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Find homes for sale in your area.
Find foreclosures in your area.
Get property tax help from our experts.