Posts Tagged ‘labor force’

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    Visiting the Labor Market

    Mar 9, 11 • 429 Views • No Comments

    We might need to adjust how we think about the labor market. Yes, we know that the unemployment rate for February was 8.9% and that 13.7 million people are jobless.  However, to encourage thoughts about the future, an M.I.T. economist tells us more.......  [read more]

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    Unemployment Questions

    Feb 6, 11 • 442 Views • No Comments

    Friday’s employment report had good news and bad news. There was considerably less unemployment and considerably less job creation. Moving from 9.4% to 9%, the unemployment rate decreased more than most people expected. However, the job creation number,......  [read more]

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    The Age of Women?

    Jul 3, 10 • 491 Views • No Comments

    Told you are about to meet the CEO of a major corporation, do you imagine someone in a skirt? According to a recent Washington Post article, the answer from most people is “No”. To individuals saying we have entered “the age of women,”......  [read more]

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    A Woman’s Impact

    May 13, 10 • 528 Views • No Comments

    In a Washington Post article with the heading, “‘Potty Parity’ hearing set for today,” I discovered that the U.S. Congress was working on a bill to increase the number of female restrooms in federal buildings. Testimony began......  [read more]

  • Unemployment History

    Feb 3, 10 • 502 Views • No Comments

    With unemployment data scheduled for a Friday release, it might be helpful to place the numbers in perspective. The Dallas Fed has illustrated the following conclusions through a series of graphs comparing employment trends now to past recessions. 1. The......  [read more]