Category Archives: Employment

Bad Bad News …Economy Edition

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/67939/more-terrific-economic-news/#more-67939 Here is the key quote: “None of this is good news for the United States or our economy over the next year.  I will repeat what I have written before–this news is not a cause for celebration.  It is … Continue reading

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Job Participation..Labor Force Is Plummeting Under Current Policies

http://hillbuzz.org/labor-force-plummets-under-obama-75220 This is a graphic from Hillbuzz. The theme has been repeated elsewhere. The argument is that although the unemployment numbers as released remain essentially steady, they are a measure of a smaller and smaller overall workforce. Unemployment rates are a … Continue reading

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Diametrically Opposed View on Job Report…

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/03/us-usa-economy-idUSTRE7BM0AB20120203 http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=201459 UPDATED Reuters has unemployment falling under 9%. Very good news. But the  projected budget says real unemployment is 10% http://www.zerohedge.com/news/latest-congressional-budget-outlook-2012-2022-released and contrarian Karl is highly sceptical of the figures given: http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=201459 As usual, he has charts and stats … Continue reading

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Someone Else Notices The Real Job Numbes

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/64657/why-baracks-labor-economy-will-kill-him-politically/#more-64657 Larry Johnson isn’t one to mince words. If he were better known there might be outrage over these. He was making a similar point to mine – that if you use President Obama’s numbers there are six million people … Continue reading

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President Obama By The Economic Numbers…Part Three…Catastrophe Ahead

http://theacru.org/acru/the_worst_economic_recovery_since_the_great_depression/ The above linked article is well worth reading, but I have as many serious problems with it as I do points of agreement. The problems begin right at the beginning: “The record of President Obama’s first three years in … Continue reading

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Another Post On The “Unemployment Miracle”

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/64112/media-including-the-fox-grasping-at-economic-straws/#more-64112   Once again it is clear that the pumpers are at it and trying to make poor economic news looks good. This post is more sarcastic than Karl Denninger’s, but it makes several of the same points and presents … Continue reading

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Karl’s Take On The Latest Unemployment Figures

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1324331373.html http://market-ticker.org/ The government job stats indicate a fall in the unemployment rate and, as usual, there are two ways to look at it: The official view: “The closely watched employment report will likely cement views that economic growth accelerated … Continue reading

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