Tag Archive: unemployment rate


The Amateur

The first estimate of fourth quarter US GDP was released this week.  It showed that the US economy shrank in the fourth quarter.  The White House’s response to slow US growth was to blame congressional Republicans and disband the US Jobs Council.  Apparently there is no great need for more jobs now that the 2012 …

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All Play and no Work Makes the US a Poor Country

Sometimes looks can be deceiving.  April’s unemployment rate fell from 8.2% to 8.1% which looks good.  On the other hand, the labor force participation rate continued to fall and hit a 30 plus year low.  Fewer people are in the labor force now than were there at the beginning of the economic recovery.  If the …

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All Play and No Work Makes Johnny a Poor Boy

I was eight years old when I began working six days a week, fifty two weeks a year delivering newspapers.  By age 13, I had two jobs.  I worked through high school and college. No, this isn’t the 1930’s I’m referring to but the 1980’s and 90’s.  Times, they are a changing – particularly for …

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