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Category: Employment

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Politics

Friday, April 19, 2013

Obamacare's War on Full-Time Jobs Will Sucker Punch Economy / Politics / Employment

By: Money_Morning

David Zeiler writes: Obamacare's rules regarding hours worked and employer-sponsored healthcare coverage have entire industries looking at cutting down on their number of full-time employees in favor of more part-time employees.

Large industries affected include hotels, restaurants and retailers, as well as small businesses of all stripes.

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Economics

Monday, April 08, 2013

The Real U.S. Unemployment Rate is 13.9% / Economics / Employment

By: Money_Morning

Employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, according to the U.S. jobs report released Friday, hiring at the slowest pace since June 2012.

The number was a huge miss. Analysts expected a gain of 200,000.

"We all over shot it," Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in U.S. President Barack Obama's first administration, said on CNBC. "This is a punch to the gut. I mean, this is not a good number."

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Economics

Sunday, April 07, 2013

U.S. Non Farm Payrolls Report - Interesting Seasonality Factors / Economics / Employment

By: Jesse

As you may recall, the raw input into the Non Farm Payrolls report is the actual count of jobs which the BLS compiles.

To this number the BLS adds the output of the Birth-Death Model, which is their estimate of Jobs lost and created by new businesses not included in the report.

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Politics

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Don't Bother Raising The Minimum Wage / Politics / Employment

By: Jeff_Berwick

Gary Gibson writes: Elizabeth Warren just realized that the minimum wage should be $22 if it had kept up with economic growth. She suspects in her tender, socially conscious heart that greedy employers have been shafting the lowest level employees. But she's laying her suspicions on the wrong bunch of people. She might want to read up on the currency debasement of the central bank, the command economy vampire that sits at the center of America's supposedly free market economy.

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Politics

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Spoiling the Great U.S. Employment News / Politics / Employment

By: Mike_Shedlock

This article originally appeared on MarketWatch under the title Jobs numbers are far worse than they look.

I selected my title from a humorous comment on MarketWatch by reader "Homer Price" who writes "Mike, What are you doing ? Trying to spoil the GREAT EMPLOYMENT news. Just wait until next year when the Unaffordable Care Act kicks in. THE BEST IS YET TO COME ............................. "

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Economics

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Here Is What Investors Need To Realize After The Terrific Jobs Report! / Economics / Employment

By: Sy_Harding

Friday’s employment report confirmed the extent of the economic recovery from the Great Recession of 2008-2009.

We’ve already seen the two main driving forces of the economy, autos and housing, leading the way. U.S. auto sales bottomed in 2009 with only 10.4 million units sold, and have seen impressive growth since to the current annualized pace of 15 million units, almost back to pre-recession levels. Home sales and prices bottomed last year and have been recovering at a surprising pace since.

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Economics

Friday, March 08, 2013

What to Expect from February U.S. Jobs Report / Economics / Employment

By: Money_Morning

Diane Alter writes: Expect a disappointing jobs report for February thanks to higher taxes and sequestration fears that put companies' hiring plans on hold last month.

Economists expect nonfarm payrolls to show a gain of 160,000 jobs in February, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 7.9%, when the Labor Department releases the February jobs report tomorrow (Friday) at 8:30 a.m.

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Politics

Thursday, January 17, 2013

America's Un(der)employed Youth, The Man with the Broom... / Politics / Employment

By: Don_Miller

One of the greatest joys of writing Miller's Money Weekly and our premium publications is working with Alex Daley, Casey Research's resident technology guru, who also wears many other hats. While I can walk and chew gum, Alex can also whistle and juggle.

I've never reported to someone considerably younger than I am. What a treat! We are different in so many ways: I have a black book, he has a cell phone; my appointments are written on my big desk pad and his are programmed into his cell phone. You get the picture.

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Economics

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Global Employment Condition Gives Central Banks More Ammo / Economics / Employment

By: Michael_Pento

The prevailing wisdom currently on Wall Street is that gold and commodity stocks will go nowhere next year because interest rates are about to rise in real terms. For instance, last week Goldman Sachs cut its 12-month gold-price forecast by 7.2%. The precious metal "is near an inflection point," according to the firm. And while the metal may rally slightly in 2013, a growing U.S. economy and a gradual rise in real interest rates may send investors towards other investments, their analysts said.

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Economics

Monday, December 10, 2012

McJobs, Why You Shouldn’t Get Too Excited About the U.S. Jobs Picture / Economics / Employment

By: InvestmentContrarian

George Leong writes: The labor picture remains precarious. On one hand, Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE/C) announced it was cutting 11,000 jobs worldwide, as the financial services sector continues to be hard hit; while on the other hand, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) announced it would produce at least one of its computer products in the United States.

Wall Street was relieved last Friday after the much-anticipated jobs readings offered much-needed hope that job creation in America continues to be on track.

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Economics

Friday, December 07, 2012

U.S. Labor Market – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back / Economics / Employment

By: Andy_Sutton

Just when you think things can’t get any more ludicrous or obscene in terms of insulting the truth, out comes the BLS with its monthly jobs numbers. I’m going to break those down in a minute. But wait! There’s much more. We’ve got the fed, which had been promising to raise rates starting in 2010, then 2011, then ’12, and now they’re all the way out in 2015. Double that for the monetization (not just asset purchases). Those programs were supposed to be exited, starting this year. Now those exit plans are going to be redrawn. I’d say at this point they should just drop the charade.

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Economics

Monday, November 05, 2012

U.S. Jobs Report and Hourly Earnings / Economics / Employment

By: Ian_R_Campbell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile on Friday the U.S. Jobs Report said that 171,000 net new jobs were created in October, that report which you can access here, and other reports say:

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Politics

Saturday, November 03, 2012

U.S. Jobs Report Trick or Treat Economic Depression, Nearly 25 million Jobless Americans / Politics / Employment

By: Stephen_Lendman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFriday’s headline number belies dire economic reality. Main Street’s in protracted Depression. Nearly 25 million Americans are jobless.

Real unemployment approaches 23%. On November 6, Americans vote. Neither candidate proposed ways to create jobs. Obama’s done more to destroy them than create them.

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Politics

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Obama and Romney Stop Arguing, Will Both Need to Deliver Jobs / Politics / Employment

By: DeviantInvestor

George Leong writes: Watching the presidential debate on Tuesday, one thing was clear: both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney were focusing on the jobs market. This was not a surprise.

Wall Street is not hiring, technology companies are firing, and the manufacturing sector is losing jobs to cheap overseas plants in China and Mexico, where wages are dirt cheap.

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Economics

Monday, October 15, 2012

U.S. Labour Force BLS Participation Rate Projections Charting Errors / Economics / Employment

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following graph plots labor force participation rates by BLS economist Mitra Toossi in November 2006 with new projections for the participation rate as of January 2012:

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Politics

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

U.S. Jobs Report Conspiracy Theories / Politics / Employment

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: Can we talk about unemployment in the U.S.? And can we talk about conspiracy theories?

I thought you'd say "yes." I can almost hear you saying, "Hell yeah, bring it on!"

So, let's have at it.

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Economics

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

U.S. Jobs Report Will Not Derail Fed / Economics / Employment

By: Michael_Pento

The gold market dropped nearly $20 an ounce shortly after the U.S. Non-farm Payroll report was released on Friday. The Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, from 8.1% in the month prior. Gold prices retreated on the fear that the Fed may decide to truncate its debt monetization schemes in the near future.

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Politics

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Good the Bad and the Ugly Truth about the JOBS Act / Politics / Employment

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: I'm not just talking about the upcoming election and who is promising to do more to stimulate the economy. The entire future of America depends on job creation.

There are good and bad reasons why there aren't enough jobs.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Obama’s Post-Bubble Job-Surge Still on Track: But Will it Get Teachers Back to Work? / Politics / Employment

By: Andrew_Butter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe idea is that an economy can be over-stimulated by what Mises called mal-investment, and investment and the bounce in spending, whether that was stupid or not, creates jobs…until the bubble pops. Then you have to grind through what Mises called…the slow process of recovery.

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Economics

Saturday, September 08, 2012

U.S. August Employment Data Contains Ample Evidence to Justify QE3 / Economics / Employment

By: Asha_Bangalore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBefore examining the nitty-gritty aspects of the August employment report, the main take away is that the overall tone of the numbers is disappointing. In addition, recent economic reports also cast a long shadow. The three consecutive monthly readings of the factory PMI that are below the critical mark of 50 (which denotes a contraction in factory activity) and the drop in July construction outlays are each sufficiently worrisome signals to win over the skeptics in the FOMC.

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