Posts Tagged ‘unemployment rate’

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    A Tale of Two Surveys

    Oct 6, 12 • 244 Views • No Comments

    Everyone was surprised that the US unemployment rate for September dipped to 7.8%. Interpreting the number as evidence of an accelerated recovery, some people were delighted. Others advised caution, saying the statistical source of the unemployment rate is...  [read more]

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    Election Economics: More of the Jobs Story

    Sep 3, 12 • 327 Views • No Comments

    Here are some jobs facts that might be helpful when you listen to the candidates. During 1933, the unemployment rate was a cataclysmic 24.9%. Having entered office that year, FDR was re-elected in 1936 with unemployment still soaring but better at 16.9%. The...  [read more]

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    Jumping (or Not) and Unemployment

    Apr 10, 12 • 304 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Pretend for a moment that you are mounted on a jumping horse approaching an obstacle full speed.  The next thing you know, you go hurtling through the air like some limp animal. What happened? Your ever-so-noble-steed has...  [read more]

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    Unconventional Jobs

    Mar 14, 12 • 259 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Repairing the US employment situation will prove a long battle. As you read yesterday, at current growth rates, it could take eight years for American employment to fully recover. Out of this labor morass, an unusual employment...  [read more]

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    Employment’s Bottomless Pit

    Mar 13, 12 • 325 Views • No 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...  [read more]