Posts Tagged ‘cyclical unemployment’

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    Unemployment: Is It All About Participation Rates?

    Apr 6, 13 • 234 Views • No Comments

    Yes, at  7.6%, the unemployment rate is almost the same as last month. So too, at 11.7 million is the number of unemployed people. But some analysts think something is changing radically. They are concerned about participation rates. When we look at...  [read more]

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    Unemployment Benefits and Costs

    Jan 13, 12 • 204 Views • No Comments

    99, 26 or somewhere in between? At the end of February, Congress again will have to decide about the length of unemployment insurance (UI) Described by the state of California to its residents, 99 remains the maximum number of weeks for receiving UI. Had...  [read more]

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    Understanding Unemployment

    Aug 5, 11 • 211 Views • No Comments

    A Washington Post article provided some insight about unemployment by suggesting that we place all US jobs into 2 buckets: One bucket contains firms participating in a global market. Some export goods and services. Others face competition from imports....  [read more]

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    Understanding the Jobs Report

    Jul 9, 11 • 234 Views • No Comments

    Hearing yesterday’s jobs report, most people said, “No good news.” Lower wages, almost no hiring, less time on the job and 9.2% unemployment meant more worries about the economy. These facts might provide some insight. The output gap:...  [read more]

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    Cyclical or Structural?

    Oct 9, 10 • 247 Views • No Comments

    Economists still cannot agree. With the new unemployment rate, at 9.6%, the same as the old unemployment rate, one question remains the same. Is it a jobs mismatch, contractionary lay-offs, or a third economic ailment? The diagnosis you choose will determine...  [read more]