unemployment

Well, isn’t this interesting? Last week’s unemployment figures and the jobs reports certainly caused quite a stir, didn’t they? Ludovic Bertron via Compfight For those who haven’t kept up, last week it was announced that the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% by the end of September, the first time in 4 years it’s been that […]

Unemployment is a major thing today. The national figure is still sitting at 9.6%. Each month there are statistics that come out saying how many new jobs were created and how many were taken away. The figure has been fairly static most of the year; it’s almost a wash at this point. The thing is, […]

There have been a few times on this blog when I have stated that my belief is that most of the jobs that were let go in 2008 and 2009 we’re never coming back. I’ve had that confirmed by a news story last week where interviews were done with many CEOs on the subject. However, […]

Man, I hate being right. It seems that there’s a prediction that around 1.2 million people are about to fall off the extended unemployment benefit rolls, and with that goes the benefit they were getting on their COBRA insurance coverage. I’ve talked about the fact that unemployment figures are usually skewed by the number of […]

The latest jobs report shows that unemployment dropped from 9.9% to 9.7%. Normally looking at a figure like that would be a good thing, but this time around, there’s proof that figures sometimes don’t tell the whole truth. It seems that the reason unemployment dropped is because the federal government hired more than 400,000 employees […]

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