Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

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    Pasty Tax Issues

    Apr 3, 12 • 282 Views • No Comments

    The UK’s pasty (PASS-tee) tax battle is a good story. But, moving beyond the humor, it has considerable significance. First the story: Taxing the pasty has created a major flap in the UK. The pasty looks like meat in a pastry pouch, high in fat, maybe...  [read more]

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    Unusual Economic Indicators

    Mar 18, 12 • 374 Views • No Comments

    If you see women in long skirts at “sit-down” restaurants, then the economy is probably expanding. Since 1926 when the hemline index was first expressed, economists have assumed that hemlines fall if the economy contracts and rise during...  [read more]

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    Unconventional Jobs

    Mar 14, 12 • 264 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 • 328 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]

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    Who Is Unemployed?

    Mar 2, 12 • 265 Views • Comments Off

    Does an unemployment rate of 8.3% mean we have 8.3% unemployment? Not necessarily. Using what Abbott and Costello might have said, a Huffington Post journalist explains why. Costello: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America. Abbott: Good...  [read more]