Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

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    Made in the USA?

    Aug 24, 11 • 695 Views • No Comments

    One friend recently said to me, “The problem is we don’t make anything anymore!” Disagreeing, a San Francisco Fed report says that 88.5% of consumer spending is for goods and services made here. In addition, businesses are buying US made......  [read more]

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    Understanding Unemployment

    Aug 5, 11 • 580 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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    Which College Majors Earn More?

    Jul 14, 11 • 493 Views • No Comments

    Although the unemployment rate is 9.2% for the entire labor force, it is 4.4% for college grads (and 10% for high school graduates, no college). But which college graduates earn more? It depends on your undergraduate major. Counseling psychology or petroleum......  [read more]

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    Understanding the Jobs Report

    Jul 9, 11 • 684 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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    Unemployment Insight

    Jun 3, 11 • 503 Views • No Comments

    Would you like to see job winners, job losers, recession and recovery across the country? These interactive graphics are perfect. Here, you can see “jobs gained” and “jobs lost” across the U.S. in 100 metropolitan areas. As you move a......  [read more]