Job opportunities decrease during the month of January

There were less opportunities
There were less opportunities

Unemployed Americans who are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of job opportunities that are available may want to consider pursuing a higher education in an effort to boost their credentials.

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the number of job openings dropped to 2.8 million in January from the 2.9 million that was reported during the previous month. Although 100,000 opportunities may be a marginal decrease, with more than 14 million Americans out of work, every little bit helps.

However, this was still an improvement from last January, which created fewer than 2.4 million job opportunities.

Advancing one's degree may help them find a job faster than those with the standard level of education. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the higher the level of education a person achieves, the less likely they are to be unemployed.

With a number of colleges offering online degree programs, it's becoming increasingly easy for someone to enroll in a program and increase their knowledge of the desired field.