Category Archives: Unemployment

Did You Think Those New Jobs Were All Full-Time?

An op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal this week points out that not all those new jobs created in June were full-time jobs.  Let’s look at the numbers. There was a net increase of jobs in June of 288,000.  But, what’s behind that statistic?  Part-time jobs increased by about 800,000 and full-time jobs declined by [...]
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Economic Growth – Texas vs. California

In The Wall Street Journal this week, there is an op-ed article that compares Texas and California in the area of economic growth.  The two States have different policies that reflect on their respective economic growth.  Let’s look at some numbers. Did you know that 3 out of 5 of the nation’s fastest growing cities are [...]
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The Redistribution Recession – Why Public Policy Made Layoffs Cheaper

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, University of Chicago economics professor Casey B. Mulligan talks about his book The Redistribution Recession. According to the article, public policy intended to help both the poor and the unemployed actually reduced the incentives of people to work and businesses to hire.  Also, these same policies, subsidies and regulations [...]
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Is the American Economy Close to a “Slipping Point?”

Is the American Economy ready to slip back into a major recession in the next 12 months?  What are the signs of potential problems? Obviously, the shockingly anemic GDP Q1 growth rate of 0.1% stands out as a red flag.  Some observers think such growth is only temporary and Q2 will be better.  But, what about [...]
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Economic Prosperity vs. Economic Mediocrity – What will America Choose?

As food prices continue to soar in our supermarkets, as gasoline prices continue to skyrocket at the pumps, as the housing market continues to sputter, and as unemployment continues to be very high – around 9% to 10%, have you ever wondered why?  What has happened to the American economy?  Must the American economy continue to stagnate?  Are America’s [...]
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Will Americans Choose Economic Growth and Prosperity – Or Economic Decline and Poverty?

Today, America is at an extremely critical juncture in our history.  We are a prosperous nation on the brink of economic decline.  We are currently in the midst of an exceptionally weak recovery, following the worst recession since the Great Depression in the 1930’s.  America is following a set of high tax and reckless spending policies that are creating astoundingly-high [...]
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Is This a Job-Less Recovery or a Job-Loss Recovery?

Special Blog Posting In a powerful editorial this week, Investor’s Business Daily talks about our current anemic recovery with high unemployment.  They point out that today’s unemployment rate of 9.6% is actually higher that when the recession ended in June 2009, a date that the National Bureau of Economic Research just announced this week.  Then, it was [...]
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Will Another $50 Billion Stimulus Kick-Start Our Economy?

Jobs.  Jobs.  Jobs.  It’s at the top of all the headlines this week.  It’s the number one story and it’s being debated coast-to-coast.  President Obama is proposing another $50 Billion stimulus package for roads, runways, and railways to boost our economy - in other words – to create jobs by building our transportation infrastructure.  The president [...]
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Why Is Unemployment So High This Labor Day?

Unemployment is in the news again.  In a detailed op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal this week, Robert Barro shows why he believes unemployment would be significantly lower if unemployment benefits had not been extended from the standard 26 weeks to 99 weeks.  His calculations indicate that unemployment might be under 7% right now if [...]
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High Unemployment, Empty Storefronts, For Sale Signs – When Will We Recover?

Driving around town the signs are obvious.  “For Sale” signs that sit for months on poorly kept lawns.  Empty storefronts with empty parking lots that painfully remind us of a few years ago when times seemed better.  Plus, we hear about high unemployment all the time – 9.5% nationally, 14.2% in Nevada, 13.2% in Michigan, and 12.3% in California [...]
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