November 21, 2019

Tag - Unemployment

The Start of Something Big?

THE FEBRUARY LABOR REPORT FROM DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, JUST CAME OUT…GOOD NEWS In sifting through the EMPLOYMENT SITUATION – FEBRUARY 2017, several things pop out at you. First, you’ll notice that the Bureau of Labor...

It Only Works in the Short Term

I remember having a discussion with an old friend of mine some twenty years ago. We were talking about the outsourcing trend that had developed in the United States in the 1990s. A lot of jobs were going overseas from call centers, parts production...

On The Labor Front

According to the April 3, 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics survey: “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment...

Remain Calm, All Is Well

Do you remember the words of Kevin Bacon from the last scene of Animal House? “Remain calm! All is well!” But is it? Let’s keep this as simple as possible and focus entirely on the Employment Status in the Household Survey and what it revealed (on a...

What Does All Of This Mean?

In the latest Employment Report, on March 8, 2013, the media was focusing on how wonderful it was that the payroll employment had risen by 236,000 and how the unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percentage point.  On the surface those numbers...

A Cure Worse Than The Disease?

It is taken as a given that prolonged unemployment is bad for society.  It is such a problem that in the United States governments on the federal and the state levels have joined forces to mitigate its effects.  While these efforts are praiseworthy...

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