Posts Tagged ‘unemployment rate’

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    Employment’s Bottomless Pit

    Mar 13, 12 • 131 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Households, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February. That’s more than the 210,000 jobs economists forecast for the month, though the current unemployment rate is still high: 8.3%. (For a different take on the issue, read...

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    Euro-Zone Rates

    Jun 17, 11 • 103 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Financial Markets, Government, International Trade and Finance, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    Please match each of the following countries with its unemployment rate and borrowing rate: Countries: Germany, Greece, Ireland; and the U.S. and the U.K. Unemployment rates: 9.1%, 7.7%, 7%, 15.9%, 14.8% 2-year bond rates: .5%, 4.5%, 1.75%, 29.69%, 12.95% The...

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    An Amazing Unemployment Visual

    Aug 6, 10 • 116 Views • Businesses, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Wow! Changing the color of individual counties from light to dark, month by month, this graphic actively displays how the U.S. moved from a 4.6% unemployment rate during January 2007 to 9.7% during May, 2010. In 30 seconds it tells more than pages of...

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    Jobs and Crocodiles

    Jun 5, 10 • 105 Views • Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Hearing yesterday’s employment numbers, I recalled the Malaysian proverb, “Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.” Everyone is worried about crocodiles. Looking beneath the surface, the employment numbers could...

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    Snow Storm Stats

    Feb 24, 10 • 144 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    According to Floyd Norris, snowy weather can affect job numbers. He explained that while the February employment report appears to represent the month of February, actually, it reflects one week in February—a week with horrible weather. Between February...