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Category: Employment

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Economics

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Enormous Discrepancy Between U.S. Jobs and Employment / Economics / Employment

By: Mike_Shedlock

Now that employment distortions related to the government shutdown in October are behind us, let's take a detailed look at the recent and growing discrepancy between jobs as reported on the establishment survey and employment as reported on the household survey.

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Economics

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

U.S. October Jobs Report Shows Labor Force Shrinks to 35-Year Low / Economics / Employment

By: Money_Morning

Diane Alter writes: Despite worries the 16-day government shutdown would weigh on job growth, the October jobs report was surprisingly strong.

That's what the government is reporting, anyway...

According to the Labor Department numbers released today (Friday), employers increased headcount by 204,000 in October, handily beating the 120,000 many economists expected. The government report also showed revisions to late summer numbers, revealing an extra 60,000 jobs total were created in August and September.

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Economics

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Definitive Proof That QE is Not Effective At Creating Jobs / Economics / Employment

By: Graham_Summers

For over four years now, the mainstream media continues to parrot the Federal Reserve’s assertion that QE is in fact a monetary tool that will create jobs.

This assertion overlooks Japan, where QE efforts equal to over 25% of GDP have failed to improve the unemployment situation significantly, as well as the UK where QE efforts equal to over 20% of GDP have proven similarly ineffective.

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Politics

Sunday, November 10, 2013

U.S. Jobs Offshore Outsourcing is a Greater Threat Than Terrorism / Politics / Employment

By: Paul_Craig_Roberts

Is offshore outsourcing good or harmful for America? To convince Americans of outsourcing’s benefits, corporate outsourcers sponsor misleading one-sided “studies.”

Only a small handful of people have looked objectively at the issue. These few and the large number of Americans whose careers have been destroyed by outsourcing have a different view of outsourcing’s impact. But so far there has been no debate, just a shouting down of skeptics as “protectionists.”

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Economics

Saturday, November 09, 2013

U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls Report - Small Business Creation Boomed In October / Economics / Employment

By: Jesse

Did new small business jobs creation boom in October during the government shutdown/default crisis?

Well, you might think so by looking at the Bureau of Labor Statistics 'Birth-Death' model report contained in today's October Non-Farm Payrolls Report.

According to the Birth Death Adjustment there were 126,000 jobs added in October. And what an October it was apparently. These are the most new jobs added for any October going back to 2003, which is as far back as my own spreadsheet goes.

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Politics

Thursday, November 07, 2013

U.S. Jobs Outsourcing Paradigm / Politics / Employment

By: EconMatters

China-US Wealth Transfer

There are usually unintended consequences from paradigm shifts, and the outsourcing paradigm of the last 25 years has been no exception. Where do you think all that wealth responsible for building all those cities in China came from? The United States, European and other developed countries of the world, think of it as a vast wealth transfer from the richer nations to the poorer nations mainly on the backs of the ‘middle of the bell curve’ in terms of jobs.

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Economics

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Structural Demographic Trends in U.S. Employment Data / Economics / Employment

By: PhilStockWorld

Courtesy of Doug Short: The Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) is a simple computation: You take the Civilian Labor Force (people age 16 and over employed or seeking employment) and divide it by the Civilian Noninstitutional Population (those 16 and over not in the military and or committed to an institution). The result is the participation rate expressed as a percent.

The first chart below splits up the LFPR data since 1948 in two ways: by age and by gender. For the former, I chose the 25-64 age cohorts to represent what we traditionally think of as the “productive” (pre-retirement age) work force. The BLS has data for ages 16 and over, but across this 64-year time frame college attendance has surged dramatically. So I opted for age 25 as the lower boundary to reduce the college-years skew.

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Economics

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lackluster U.S. Non Farm Payrolls Employment Report Leaves Fed on Hold / Economics / Employment

By: Victoria_Marklew

The sluggish hiring pace visible in the September employment report justifies the Federal Reserve’s decision to postpone tapering of asset purchases. Data for the September report were gathered prior to the government shutdown, but October employment numbers will contain distortions arising from not collecting data during the typical survey period, rendering comparisons difficult.

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Economics

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bitter Facts of the Jobs Recovery You Need to Know About / Economics / Employment

By: InvestmentContrarian

George Leong writes: The Federal Reserve and Obama administration have pushed trillions of dollars of stimulus into the economic veins of America. For that, the return on the investment has been dismal.

Just take a look at the retail sales reading for August; consumer spending clearly isn’t doing what the government wants it to do and that is to spend and drive gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Labor Worth Celebrating / Politics / Employment

By: Investment_U

Andrew Snyder writes: It’s Labor Day. Time to fire up the grill, put a six-pack on ice and flip through the pages of the back-to-school sales fliers.

For most folks, it’s just another holiday – an excuse to head to the beach. They have no idea what the holiday is all about.

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Economics

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Part Time-ification of America: How We've Been Conned Again / Economics / Employment

By: Money_Morning

Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: By now, you've had a few days to digest the "wonderful" jobs numbers reported from Washington last Friday.

Well, don't get too excited about the economy. We've been conned again.

First off, 59% of all jobs created this year are in 3 sectors: Leisure/Hospitality, Retail Trade and Administrative/Waste Services. Wages in those sectors have fallen by 0.7%. These jobs pay an average of $15.80 per hour versus the $23.98 average hourly wage. Which means "jobs creation" just equals cheaper labor.

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Economics

Monday, August 05, 2013

July Jobs Report Confirms Major Problems with U.S. Employment, Economy / Economics / Employment

By: Money_Morning

Diane Alter writes: The July jobs report brings the total number of part-time jobs created this year to more than three times the amount of full-time jobs added.

Welcome to America: Land of part-timers...

The trend was pronounced in June when data revealed part-time jobs grew by a robust 360,000 and full-time jobs declined by 240,000. Friday's July jobs report was further proof.

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Companies

Friday, August 02, 2013

Amazon.com Creates 5,000 Jobs, Destroys 25,000 in the Process? / Companies / Employment

By: Alex_Daley

The Technology Jobs Conundrum

The past few weeks have seen the tech and business media abuzz about a not-so-little warehouse in Tennessee. That's because this distribution center, opening its doors with a burst of fanfare and even a few visits from nearby politicians, isn't a jumping-off point for Macy's or Target. Instead, the warehouse is the latest in a series of new locations being opened by retail technology giant Amazon.com.

The jobs this new mega-warehouse is purported to create: 5,000.

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Economics

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ugly Secular Employment Trend of Part-Time Work, Emergening Underclass, the Lost Generation / Economics / Employment

By: John_Mauldin

It is pretty well established that a tax increase, especially an income tax increase, will have an immediate negative effect on the economy, with a multiplier of between 1 and 3 depending upon whose research you accept. As far as I am aware, no peer-reviewed study exists that concludes there will be no negative effects. The US economy is soft; employment growth is weak – and yet we are about to see a significant middle-class tax increase, albeit a stealth one, passed by the current administration. I will acknowledge that dealing a blow to the economy was not the actual plan, but that is what is happening in the real world where you and I live. This week we will briefly look at why weak consumer spending is going to become an even greater problem in the coming years, and we will continue to look at some disturbing trends in employment.

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Companies

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Why Companies Aren't Hiring Now / Companies / Employment

By: Money_Morning

Garrett Baldwin writes: The stock market was rattled on Tuesday by underperforming manufacturing data.

The Richmond Federal Reserve Index, which measures manufacturing performance in the upper Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, fell to -11 in July, down from a 7 in June. This signals a significant drop in new orders and shipments.

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Economics

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Part-Time Employment is the New Normal / Economics / Employment

By: BATR

Intuitively, most observers sense that employment practices have changed dramatically from days gone by. Terence P. Jeffrey in CNS News provides the stats on the disappointing jobs record performance. "Since January 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as president, the United States has seen 54 straight months with the unemployment rate at 7.5 percent or higher, which is the longest stretch of unemployment at or above that rate since 1948, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics started calculating the national unemployment rate." So what will employment prospects become as the economy struggles to regain some modest semblance of prosperity?

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Economics

Saturday, July 06, 2013

What the Worst U.S. Jobs Report of the Year Means to You / Economics / Employment

By: Profit_Confidential

Michael Lombardi writes: On the surface, today’s jobs market report looks good…

195,000 jobs were created in the U.S. economy during the month of June, with the “official” unemployment rate for the month sitting at 7.6%, unchanged from May. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 5, 2013.)

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Economics

Monday, May 13, 2013

U.S. Jobs Crisis - Skills, Education, and Employment / Economics / Employment

By: John_Mauldin

"The large shortfall of employment relative to its maximum level has imposed huge burdens on all too many American households and represents a substantial social cost. In addition, prolonged economic weakness could harm the economy's productive potential for years to come. The long-term unemployed can see their skills erode, making these workers less attractive to employers. If these jobless workers were to become less employable, the natural rate of unemployment might rise or, to the extent that they leave the labor force, we could see a persistently lower rate of labor force participation." - Janet L. Yellen, Vice-Chair, US Federal Reserve, March 4, 2013

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Economics

Monday, May 06, 2013

April U.S. Jobs Report Begins to Show the Signs of the "Obamacare Effect" / Economics / Employment

By: Money_Morning

Diane Alter writes: Economists breathed a sigh of relief when the Labor Department reported a better than expected April employment report on Friday, but the details show cracks still remain.

Many of the job gains proved to be in lower paying fields and the average number of hours worked dipped.

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Economics

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Price of Employment is Wrong – and So is Krugman / Economics / Employment

By: William_Anderson

Every once in a while, Paul Krugman gives an object lesson in Keynesian economics and his M.O. generally is as follows:

  • create a caricature of other points of view which is built on faulty assumptions and outright misrepresentations of the real position
  • discredit that phony caricature
  • claim victory
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