Skip to comments.Where the Jobs Are Part 2
Posted on 06/25/2011 7:44:27 AM PDT by Kaslin
This is a companion piece to Kathy Fettke's piece today titled: "Where the Jobs Are"
This is the second part of a two-part interactive map series on jobs. For part one, please see Interactive Map: Employment History Since 2001 by Job Type (Healthcare, Education, Mining, Construction, Finance, Real Estate, etc)
Part two has a focus on job creation and losses during the economic recovery. Please consider the following interactive map, using Tableau Software, with data courtesy of Economic Modeling Specialists.
In a previous article I noted that when it comes to jobs, this is the weakest recovery ever except for health-care.
On a percentage basis mining has been a big winner. In absolute terms, however, healthcare was the biggest winner. Mining and oil added few total jobs.
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|Jobs Gained or Lost Since Dec 31, 2007|
|Finance & Insurance||323,802||
|Mining & Oil||195,813||345,116||337,917||
|Arts & Entertainment||92,418||108,263||77,181||
|Agriculture & Forestry||-18,909||-26,033||-33,643||-71,928|
|Food & Lodging||71,681||-242,538||-273,658||
|Admin & Support||-389,951||-1,226,173||-1,097,484||-774,404|
|Retail & Wholesale||
|Jobs Gained or Lost vs. Year Ago|
|Admin & Support||
|Food & Lodging||
|Retail & Wholesale||
|Mining & Oil||195,813||149,303||
|Arts & Entertainment||
|Agriculture & Forestry||
|Finance & Insurance||323,802||305,280||
If this is recording that government lost 308,460 jobs it negates all the other reports we have read that the only sector experiencing strong growth is government. Which is it?
And the true unemployment numbers are prolly at the least double to what is being reported.
Do they REALLY not get it?
In previous recessions people were laid off UNTIL demand returned.. Plant workers that made things returned to their jobs. After they were called back the demand for truckers and salesmen returned.. they decided to sell homes and bought new ones..they once again began to PAY taxes and not draw on government funds to keep them through the recession..
Now if demand goes up here..the jobs in China and India increase and the unemployed here continue to draw on the government funds to survive.. so there is no return for those workers that depend on them at work for their goods or skills..
I have to LOL when the isolated press and politicians speak of a "double dip "recession.. there has never been a true recovery for most of the blue collar middle-class..and THAT is why it is a non existent recovery that has no place to go but down..
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