Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

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    Employment’s Bottomless Pit

    Mar 13, 12 • 371 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 • 321 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]

  • The US is again hitting its debt ceiling.

    Greek Austerity Facts

    Feb 10, 12 • 501 Views • No Comments

    With a March 20 deadline approaching, new European bailout negotiations continue to emphasize austerity. Curious about what austerity specifically meant, I looked at a Greek newspaper. In the sports section, they discussed the plight of Greece and the...  [read more]

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    Jobs Questions

    Feb 4, 12 • 279 Views • No Comments

    Hearing that the U.S. economy gained 243,000 jobs last month, wouldn’t you think that there were 243,000 more jobs? NY Times financial journalist Floyd Norris explains that actually, the economy LOST 2,689,000 jobs. But, it would be misleading for the...  [read more]

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    Unemployment Benefits and Costs

    Jan 13, 12 • 277 Views • No Comments

    99, 26 or somewhere in between? At the end of February, Congress again will have to decide about the length of unemployment insurance (UI) Described by the state of California to its residents, 99 remains the maximum number of weeks for receiving UI. Had...  [read more]