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Tag: Unemployment
  • Two out of every five unemployed Americans are millennials

    According to a new analysis of government data by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, millennials make up 40 percent of our nation’s unemployed population. Just numbers and percentages, right? Okay, let me rephrase that for you. According to the government’s own data, which does not count people as unemployed if they …

  • The Unlivable Living Wage

    For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction — this is an understood and unquestionable law of physics. It’s also in many aspects a law of human nature and political science. For every policy we chose to impose, for every war we fight, for every law we make there are inevitable reactions and …

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Career

    When sitting around a card table playing five-card stud with a group of men — the youngest of whom is more than twice your age — the best thing for a young “whippersnapper” to do is to listen. When I found myself in that situation earlier this week, that is exactly what I did. I …

  • The Costs and Incentives of the Labor Market

    Today, we’re faced with continued high unemployment and slow economic growth. The unemployment rate dropped slightly to 8.6%, but considering the holiday season and influx of temporary workers this drop is only temporary not to mention that the real unemployment is much higher than 8.6% the government reports. The problem with the high unemployment is …

  • The Jobs Through Growth Act

    The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has drafted a bill called The Jobs Through Growth Act, H.R. 3400, which is supposed to significantly reduce the federal burden on businesses and encourage business owners to begin hiring again.  The RSC, led by Chairman Jim Jordan, has combined several pieces of legislation that relieve job producers by reducing …

  • The Unemployment Numbers Mean Nothing

    Bad analysis: The Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ most recent unemployment figures are out along with all sorts of analysis from the deluded “See? The economy’s healing. Not very fast, but it’s healing! Chin up there, America,” to the more sober “No, the economy is not healing; people are just giving up on looking for jobs. …

  • Unemployment at 9.1%, 117,000 Jobs Added

    A day after the largest single-day drop since the recession ended, the economy got a brief moment of good news with the July jobs numbers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the official unemployment numbers dropped to 9.1%, thanks in large part to 117,000 new jobs. Also, the May and June job numbers were …

  • Unemployment Hits 9.2%…Thanks Stimulus!

    The employment numbers for June were released today, and unsurprisingly, they aren’t pretty. The unemployment rate rose to 9.2%, the highest it has been since last December, with only 18,000 new net jobs added last month. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this figure shows that nearly 14.1 million active job-seeking Americans can’t find …

  • Think unemployment’s shrinking?

  • Prolonging a Recession for Dummies: Tax Less, Spend More, Print More

    Yep, the deal which has been worked out appears to really be the worst of both worlds for the national debt:  lower taxes without lower spending and higher spending without higher taxes.  The bill is a “$900 billion proposal to extend tax cuts and unemployment insurance.”  I certainly don’t want higher taxes, but uh…does anyone …