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  • The Town-Gown Connection (What makes American cities grow?)

    09/09/2012 2:57:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    What makes cities grow? This question is the subject of countless magazine articles peddling lists of “best cities” and is fodder for consulting firms looking to sell advice. But in reality, the most reliable measure of a city’s future health is whether employment is expanding or contracting. Declining cities are not home to growing businesses that need people. Only true believers in the come-back story would move to Detroit, Cleveland, or Buffalo right now — the three big cities with the highest unemployment rates in the nation. So what features of a city correlate with expanding employment? The index-making experts...
  • Why Men Will Never Fully Recover From The Great Recession

    09/09/2012 6:17:29 AM PDT · by blam · 93 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-9-2012 | Ashley Lutz
    Why Men Will Never Fully Recover From The Great Recession Ashley LutzSep. 8, 2012, 9:46 PM The recession affected men's careers the most, and the workplace will never be the same. But men will never fully recover because the bad economy simply expedited something that had been happening for years, according to Hanna Rosin's new book The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. Rosin explains in her book: In the Great Recession, three-quarters of the 7.5 million jobs were lost by men. The worst-hit industries were overwhelmingly male and deeply identified with macho: contruction, manufacturing, high finance. Some...
  • [Sr. Obama campaign aide] Hillary Rosen: Being Out of a Job Is a Good Thing

    09/08/2012 2:11:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 8, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Hilary Rosen, the Obama strategist who infamously disparaged Ann Romney back in April, saying Romney never worked a day on her life, had a quite different take on the new unemployment numbers for August, which showed that the labor participation in the United States was at a 31 year low. Rosen tweeted: Entrepreneurs and self employed leave the "work force". That is a hopeful thing. People leaving aren't necessarily bad. That’s just dandy....
  • JP MORGAN: Global Growth Is Bottoming

    09/08/2012 7:11:20 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-8-2012 | Matthew Boesler
    JP MORGAN: Global Growth Is Bottoming Matthew BoeslerSep. 8, 2012, 8:35 AMYesterday's jobs report highlighted weakness in the U.S. economy. Europe is sinking deeper into recession, though the ECB has momentarily stabilized financial markets. Fears of a hard landing in China are rising fast as economic data continues its downward trajectory. JP Morgan economists Bruce Kasman, David Hensley, and Joseph Lupton, however, say it looks like we've reached a bottom, and they expect global economic growth to stabilize shortly. In a note to clients, they write: With this week’s August PMI release and new information on July activity, the DFM-Eco...
  • Need Some FReeper Help RE: Unemployment Reporting U3 & U6

    09/07/2012 11:52:27 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 10 replies
    Sept. 08 2012 | Me (Mad Dawgg)
    When did the BLS start reporting Unemployment using the U3 Tables? Was there a time when Unemployment was reported as just people out of work? (More like the U6 tables) I need to know for some stuff I am writing but I can't seem to find anything credible when I Google such. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
  • White House: ‘Important Not To Read Too Much Into’ One Monthly Jobs Report

    09/07/2012 11:04:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 54 replies
    The White House says that the August jobs report shows that the nation is continuing to recover, despite more Americans giving up their job search. Alan Krueger, chairman for the White House Council of Economic Advisers, writes in The White House Blog that it is “important to not read too much into” just one monthly jobs report.
  • GOLDMAN: Bad Jobs Report Puts Odds Of QE Next Week Above 50%

    09/07/2012 6:05:37 AM PDT · by blam · 61 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-7-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    GOLDMAN: Bad Jobs Report Puts Odds Of QE Next Week Above 50% Joe WeisenthalAugust 7, 2012 BOTTOM LINE: With today’s August employment report showing a nonfarm payroll gain of 96,000 and an unemployment rate of 8.1% because of a drop in the participation rate, we expect a return to unsterilized and probably open-ended asset purchases at the September 12-13 FOMC meeting. MAIN POINTS: 1. We now anticipate that the FOMC will announce a return to unsterilized asset purchases (QE3), mainly agency mortgage-backed securities but potentially including Treasury securities, at its September 12-13 FOMC meeting. We previously forecasted QE3 in December...
  • Homeless Man, Who Handed Out Resumes, Gets Hired By Roofing Company

    09/06/2012 12:34:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies ^ | September 6, 2012 8:56 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — Christopher Boyd, a homeless Los Angeles man who handed out his resume alongside LA freeways, has been hired. The 44-year-old is working for Jack The Roofer in Simi Valley for a week and then will work full time for JB Wholesale, a Los Angeles roofing and building supply company who works with Jack The Roofer. Boyd was spotted along the freeways handing out flyers listing his skills ranging from marketing, property management, construction to professional driving. “I’ve been all over LA,” Boyd said last month. “I got tired of going to interviews, going places and not...
  • Christians should 'leave their beliefs at home or get another job'- cross not required by scripture

    09/04/2012 7:08:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 4, 2012 | Bruno Waterfield
    Landmark cases, brought by four British Christians, including two workers forced out of their jobs after visibly wearing crosses, have been heard today at the European Court of Human Rights David Cameron, the Prime Minister, has previously pledged to change the law to protect religious expression at work but official legal submissions on Tuesday to Strasbourg human rights judges made a clear “difference between the professional and private sphere”. James Eadie QC, acting for the government, told the European court that the refusal to allow an NHS nurse and a British Airways worker to visibly wear a crucifix at work...
  • The Low-Wage Jobs Explosion

    09/02/2012 7:46:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    CNN/Money ^ | 9/2/12 | Tami Luhby
    NEW YORK — Sure, the economy is adding jobs these days…but most of those positions pay pretty poorly. Some 58% of the jobs created during the recovery have been low-wage positions, according to a new report by the National Employment Law Project. Only 22% have been mid-wage jobs and 20% higher-wage positions. These low-wage jobs pay $13.83 an hour or less. “The recovery continues to be skewed toward low-wage jobs, reinforcing the rise in inequality and America’s deficit of good jobs,” said Annette Bernhardt, NELP’s policy co-director. “While there’s understandably a lot of focus on getting employment back
  • Bad News for Black Families

    09/03/2012 2:43:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 3, 2012 | Keith Riler
    When we assess the President's post-election performance and the effects of his redistributive and regulatory policies, we find that, like a falling tide, he is sinking everyone. We also find that although Barack Obama has hurt all American families, he has hurt black families most of all....... [SNIP] The man is ill-suited for the job. He scores unemployment, weeks unemployed, food stamps, and black illegitimate births, and near the bottom or tied for last in black unemployment, months of 12%-plus black unemployment, and children below the poverty line. Barack Obama has crushed the business and hiring climate. What's left...
  • Study questions if Connecticut emerged from recession

    08/31/2012 3:29:35 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    New data shows Connecticut's economy was damaged more severely than most economists originally thought in the last recession, according to a provocative new report released Wednesday by the University of Connecticut's economic think-tank. The latest analysis from the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis warned the state "has an even steeper hill to climb" and could see little or no net job growth over the next 18 months, a grim prospect as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy looks ahead to a re-election campaign in 2014. And the study suggested that the state technically might still be in a recession. The center also...
  • St. Jude Medical [300] layoffs a move to offset pressure of medical device tax [Obamacare tax]

    08/31/2012 10:28:41 AM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 4 replies
    MeCity News ^ | August 31, 2012 | A. Parmar
    Excerpt: "On Thursday, St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) announced that it was laying off 300 people and organizing its four businesses under two operating units. The move, the Minnesota medical device maker stated, was expected to save $50 million to $60 million in pre-tax operational expenses annually. Two analysts saw the layoffs as a measure to offset the imminent pressure of the 2.3 percent medical device tax. “While public companies should always be looking at ways to save money, it is notable that the $50-60 million in expected 2013 savings is in the same ballpark as our 2013 estimate of $62...
  • United Technologies announces job cutbacks in Connecticut

    08/24/2012 8:19:29 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    United Technologies announced last week that it plans to cut 150 salaried positions around the world, including 70 white-collar jobs at UTC Aerospace Systems, formerly Hamilton Sundstrand, here. The company is cutting 150 salaried positions globally, according to a news release. But locally, the 70 cuts will be on top of 130 blue collar machinist jobs the company is hoping to eliminate through buyouts and layoffs as part of job cuts first announced in 2011. The first 80 machinist jobs were already cut through attrition, according to a news release from the company. Anthony J. Walter, president of Local Lodge...
  • Vatican Win: Judge Says Priests Aren't Employees

    08/21/2012 6:59:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/20/12 | Nigel Duara
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Vatican won a major victory Monday in an Oregon federal courtroom, where a judge ruled that the Holy See is not the employer of molester priests. The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman ends a six-year question in the decade-old case and could shield the Vatican from possible monetary damages. The original lawsuit was filed in 2002 by a Seattle-area man who said the Rev. Andrew Ronan repeatedly molested him in the late 1960s. The plaintiff tried to show that Ronan and all priests are employees of the Vatican, which is therefore liable...
  • Women should stay out of workforce (Letter to Editor)

    08/20/2012 4:24:15 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 77 replies
    Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | August 14, 2012 | Donn C. Drummond
    Prior to World War II and immediately thereafter, most married women in this country worked in their homes raising their children and keeping house. Then during the late 1960s, radical feminists encouraged young women to set aside their traditional family roles as homemakers, helpmates, child nurturers and husband civilizers for something trumpted as much more rewarding. Women were told that being a stay-at-home mom was nothing more than enslavement perpetrated by their male chauvinist husbands. Forget family life and children. Women could be happy and achieve fulfillment by capably competing with men in the workplace for equal jobs with equal...
  • Julia’s mother: ...single mom better off with $29,000 job and welfare than ...a $69,000 job

    08/16/2012 7:49:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | July 12, 2012 | James Pethokoukis
    The U.S. welfare system sure creates some crazy disincentives to working your way up the ladder. Benefits stacked upon benefits can mean it is financially better, at least in the short term, to stay at a lower-paying jobs rather than taking a higher paying job and losing those benefits. This is called the “welfare cliff.” Let’s take the example of a single mom with two kids, 1 and 4. She has a $29,000 a year job, putting the kids in daycare during the day while she works. As the above chart – via Gary Alexander, Pennsylvania’s secretary of Public Welfare...
  • Summertime Blues: Jobless Claims, Housing Starts and Consumer Comfort

    08/16/2012 7:32:16 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/16/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    US Initial Jobless Claims rose last week to 366,000 from a revised (upwards) print of 364,000. Essentially, jobless claims are back to mid January levels. Housing starts fell to 746,000 in July from a revised print of 754,000 in June. But if you look closely at the data, 1 unit detached housing starts are flat (blue) while multifamily (5+) starts continue to accelerate (gold). We see a similar picture with building permits. Multifamily permits (gold) are skyrocketing. Single unit starts are increasing, but multifamily is the name of the game. So, we seem to be returning to a renter rather...
  • Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

    08/10/2012 12:48:46 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 53 replies
    AOL ^ | Aug 10, 2012 | Claire Gordon
    For the country's 12.8 million unemployed, it may seem like the jobs just aren't out there. The average jobless American is out of work, after all, for nine months. But a somewhat different lament is coming, increasingly, from the employer's end: They can't find good enough people to fill all their open jobs.
  • Don’t fire me, Obama says: ‘We’ve got too many jobs to create’

    08/09/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 62 replies
    resident Obama urged Colorado voters to support him today by citing, among others, the very reason that he remains a vulnerable incumbent. “[W]e’ve come too far to turn back now,” Obama said in Pueblo, Colo. “We’ve got too much more work to do. We’ve got too many good jobs we’ve got to create. We’ve got too many teachers we still need to hire. We’ve got too many schools we need to rebuild.” He also emphasized his belief in the renewable energy industry in Colorado, the need to support college students, and to disengage the military from foreign conflicts. If Obama...
  • Largest IT employment gains in four years reported

    08/09/2012 5:38:55 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 42 replies ^ | August 7 2012 | Ellen Messmer
    My twenty something liberal Obama voter colleague (with a stay at home wife and two young children) cited this tidbit of news which I'm thinking is as pumped up as the "jobs" numbers at the White Hut--Anybody care to debunk? Largest IT employment gains in four years reported Network World (US) The nation's employment outlook for IT professionals has suddenly surged, gaining 18,200 jobs, the largest monthly increase since 2008, according to tech employment-research firm Foote Partners.
  • Does Your Job Really Require Algebra?

    08/08/2012 4:34:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/08/2012 | Jacob Vigdor
    America has a math problem. We've had a math problem for at least fifty years - since the Soviets launched Sputnik, if not before. Our high school students have trouble competing with those raised in considerably poorer nations, and we aren't producing enough talented scientists and engineers to ensure our nation a leadership position in the twenty-first century knowledge economy. If you think about it the right way, that's not just one math problem - it's two. You might think of improving math skills of both "average" students and the nation's top students as two birds that could be killed...
  • Why More Money Printing Will Increase Unemployment

    08/07/2012 3:36:48 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    TMO ^ | 8-7-2012 | Michael Pento
    Why More Money Printing Will Increase Unemployment Economics / Unemployment Aug 07, 2012 - 01:06 PM By: Michael Pento Money Printing Doesn’t Create Jobs The developed world’s central banks are now foolishly preparing for a full assault on their respective currencies in an attempt to lower unemployment rates. Spurring these central bankers into action is persistently anemic markets and employment data, which they believe can be rectified by creating inflation. U.S. jobs data showed that the Non-farm payroll report for July produced 163k jobs. That sounds ok at first glance. However, the Household Survey conflicted with the Establishment Survey, in...
  • The Employment Rate In The United States Is Lower Than It Was During The Last Recession

    08/04/2012 10:16:46 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TEC ^ | 8-4-2012 | Michael Snyder
    The Employment Rate In The United States Is Lower Than It Was During The Last RecessionAugust 4, 2012Michael Snyder Did you know that a smaller percentage of Americans are working today than when the last recession supposedly ended? But you won't hear about this on the mainstream news. Instead, the mainstream media obsesses over the highly politicized and highly manipulated "unemployment rate". The media is buzzing about how "163,000 new jobs" were added in July but the unemployment rate went up to "8.254%". Sadly, those numbers are quite misleading. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in June 142,415,000 people...
  • U.S. Jobs Deficit Holds at 11,760,000 in July

    08/04/2012 10:08:53 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | AUGUST 4, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    Breakout the Fairy Dust -"The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive." ~ John F. Kennedy, Jan. 24, 1963, special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -The U.S. Jobs Deficit declined by 30,000 in July, falling from 11,790,000 in June, to 11,760,000, based on yesterday’s Employment Situation Report. While May’s number was revised upward by 10,000, and June’s number was revised downward by 16,000, the economy...
  • Number of temps on the job the highest in 5 years

    08/03/2012 12:37:59 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 3, 2012 | Reuters
    ......Industry executives and analysts expect the temp percentage rate to reach a record high soon, reflecting caution among employers amid economic uncertainty as well as a shift in the nature of American jobs. The government reported on Friday that temporary help services added 14,100 jobs last month. The 10 percent year-over-year growth was the fastest since May 2011. About 2.5 million Americans are counted as temporary or contract labor. ....Temporary staffing payrolls and hourly wage trends are the two components of the government's monthly jobs report that are most predictive of future labor trends, said Chris Varvares, senior managing director...
  • Tomorrow’s Jobs Numbers: Dismal (Will Disability Claims Be Larger Than Drop in Unemployment?)

    08/02/2012 8:26:44 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/02/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The monthly jobs report will be released tomorrow morning. what will it look like? In a word, dismal. Here are last month’s numbers. Remember that more people have gone on disability since June 2010 than have dropped off unemployment. And food stamps (SNAP) continue to grow like … Federal debt. Today, the weekly initial jobless claims numbers were released. Jobless claims climbed by 8,000 to 365,000 in the week ended July 28. Lower than expected, but still not good enough to generate a recovery. Bloomberg’s Consumer Comfort index fell … again. And factory orders for June dropped -0.5%. It is...
  • Bad economic news just keeps coming: the only way to save ourselves is defeating Obama

    07/24/2012 10:00:53 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies ^ | July 24, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Everywhere we look we see that Barack Obama has made things worse. For 34 straight months the percentage of Americans of working age who are actually working has been below 60%. That’s every single month Barack Obama has been in office. By comparison this percentage was never under under 61% under George Bush. Under Obama’s lack of leadership an additional 6 million people has fallen under the poverty level and another 14 million have been added to the Food Stamp rolls. We are not buying things. The retail sales index has fallen for the past three months. History tells us...
  • Obama's ignorance: Entrepreneurs "didn't build" their businesses

    07/16/2012 7:08:45 PM PDT · by forty_years · 7 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | July 16, 2012 | netwmd Staff
    ... "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen," President Obama declared at a campaign stop in Virginia. He goes on to dig an even deeper hole by adding, "If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own." ... - Yahoo! Finance, July 16, 2012 President Obama plans to raise taxes on all Americans earning more than $250,000 per year, if re-elected. In other words, Obama plans to stifle the American economic engine. It is easy to sit around complaining about America's "elite, rich." Some U.S. citizens work very hard, but never...
  • Texas Is America's Top State for Business 2012

    07/10/2012 1:38:33 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies
    Texas has done it again. The Lone Star State makes a triumphant return as America’s Top State for Business—its third time at the top of our rankings. “Listen, there is a reason that Caterpillar [CAT 80.27 -2.87 (-3.45%) ] moved their hydraulics manufacturing and their engine manufacturing to the state of Texas,” said Gov. Rick Perry in November during the CNBC Republican presidential debate. We can attest to that. In our sixth annual study, Texas racked up an impressive 1,604 points out of a possible 2,500, with top-10 finishes in six of our 10 categories of competitiveness. Texas has never...
  • A nation of dog walkers: Where the jobs are — and are not

    07/09/2012 7:33:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    AEI ^ | 07/08/2012 | James Pethokoukis
    Some interesting factoids from today’s WSJ story on non-exportable (or non-tradable) jobs and those jobs machines can’t (yet) do such a home-health aide, personal trainer, and something called “nonfarm animal caretaker.” Here is the good news: Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist David Autor notes an increase in personal-service jobs—the ones that can’t be done remotely from overseas and can’t easily be done by machines. … Between 1989 and 2007—just before the recession—they found a 5% increase in routinized production, machine-operator and clerical jobs—but a 36% increase in personal-service jobs and a 40% increase in top-of-the-pyramid jobs, such as managers,...
  • New Republican governors rapidly bringing down unemployment in their states

    07/08/2012 2:36:08 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 6th, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    Every single one of [the 17 states that elected a tea party-supported governor in 2010] has seen its unemployment rate decline since January 2011. Three of them have had unemployment drop by more than 2% (Michigan, Florida, and Nevada). The average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%. For a comparison, in January 2011 the U.S. national unemployment rate stood at 9.1%. It is currently 8.2%, meaning that the national unemployment rate has declined by just 0.9% since then. Based on these percentages, it can be said that the job market in states with new Republican governors...
  • Where Have All the Workers Gone?

    07/07/2012 6:04:57 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 40 replies
    July 7, 2012 | brown deer
    Where have all the workers gone? Since Barack 0bama has taken office, the population of the United States has grown by over nine million people, yet according to the United States Department of Labor, the labor force has only grown by only 1.5 million over the same period. The fact is, the DOL's Bureau of Labor Statistics does not do accurate counting of unemployed people. It's numbers do not come from the State's unemployment offices. All of it's numbers are calculated from a sample survey conducted each month that includes less than 0.02% of our country's population. How valid are...
  • Hopeful signs emerge for struggling jobs market (Based on recent ADP National Employment Report)

    07/06/2012 6:49:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/05/2012 | By Lucia Mutikani and Leah Schnurr
    (Reuters) - Private employers stepped up hiring in June and the number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits last week fell by the most in two months, hopeful signs for the struggling labor market. But dark clouds continue to gather over the U.S. economy, with the vast services sector crawling forward at its slowest pace in nearly 2-1/2 years in June and retailers reporting sales below expectations, other data showed on Thursday. The economy has been hit by turbulence from Europe's debt crisis and fears of tax increases at home next year, undermining confidence among businesses and ordinary...
  • Women wary of dating unemployed men

    06/30/2012 5:42:52 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    upi ^ | June 30, 2012
    SAN DIEGO, -- Thirty-three percent of U.S. women say no to dating an unemployed man, but 42 percent would consider it if the man had a plan, a survey indicated. The survey of 925 single women by specialty dating service It's Just Lunch found 4 percent of women responded with an unreserved yes to dating an unemployed man, while another 21 percent said they would, but they wanted to know how the man was keeping occupied if not working. "Not having a job will definitely make it harder for men to date someone they don't already know," Irene LaCota, spokeswoman...
  • The Real Jobs Deficit | Moving in the wrong direction.

    06/24/2012 7:03:29 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 10 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 24, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    “Every time in this century we've lowered the tax rates across the board, on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy, revenues went up, not down.” ~ Jack Kemp* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *A total of 3,514,000 Nonfarm jobs had already been lost by the time President Bush handed the keys over to Barack Obama, yet even though the Great Recession officially ended in June of 2009, an additional 4,889,000 jobs were lost during Obama’s first 11 months in office (see table). By November of 2009 the recession had eliminated an estimated 8,403,000 jobs. It was at this...
  • US sues Ind. egg producer Rose Acre Farms for requiring more documentation from non-citizens

    06/21/2012 12:18:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Daily Reporter ^ | 06/21/2012 | AP
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS — The Justice Department is suing a southern Indiana-based egg producer to stop alleged discrimination against non-U.S. citizens in the hiring process.</p> <p>The complaint against Rose Acre Farms Inc. alleges the Seymour-based company required non-citizens to produce more, different or specific documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to verify their eligibility for work, while U.S. citizens were permitted to present their choice of documents. It says federal law prohibits employers from placing additional burdens for documentation on non-citizens.</p>
  • Obama Jobs Scorecard, Part 3 : The American Dream

    06/20/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 20, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    “53 Percent of All Young College Graduates in America are either Unemployed or Underemployed” ~ The Economic Collapse* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *It is a fact that the U.S. economy has lost a total of 4,884,000 Nonfarm jobs since the beginning of the Great Recession. But according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the recession officially ended three years ago. We would all like to believe that things aren’t so bad, that the glass is half full, but for many the American Dream appears to be fading away. The question we should be asking ourselves, three years into this...
  • The Private Sector is NOT Doing Fine | How’s the Federal Government Doing?

    06/10/2012 6:47:25 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 2 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 10, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    * By: Larry Walker, Jr. *“The Private Sector is doing fine.” ~ Barack Obama *A couple days ago, Joe Weisenthal wrote an article, inappropriately entitled, “Here’s What’s Really Happened to the Private Sector Under Obama”, in which he sought to prove why Mr. Obama will be reelected. His premise, like Obama’s, is that the Private Sector is doing fine, but State and Local governments aren’t. There was no mention at all of how the Federal government, the part of the economy Mr. Obama actually influences, is doing (see the chart above). However, what Mr. Weisenthal actually did was highlight...
  • Public employee unions work against taxpayers' interests (Abolish all public union now!)

    06/06/2012 6:29:44 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 11 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | March 2, 2011 | Mark McKinnon
    The manufactured Madison, Wis., mob is not the movement the White House was hoping for. Both may find themselves at the wrong end of the populist pitchfork.While I generally defend collective bargaining and private-sector unions (lots of airline pilots in my family), it is the abuse by public unions and their bosses that pushes centrists like me to the GOP.It is the right and duty of citizens to petition their government. The Tea Party and Republicans seek to limit government growth to protect their pocketbooks. Public-union bosses want to increase the cost of government to protect their racket.Public unions are big money. Paul...
  • May 2012 Young Adult Unemployment Report

    06/02/2012 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies
    Policy Shop ^ | June 1, 2012 | Catherine Ruetschlin
    The May employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics offer the third month of disappointing news for labor markets after a perceived mid-winter rally. At an unemployment rate of 8.2 percent, the economy is not much better off now than when the year began. In the months since January, young adults -- who had already endured the worst effects of the recession -- managed to close the gap with their older counterparts, bringing their unemployment rates into closer alignment with the economy overall while maintaining fairly steady labor force participation. But the gains have been slow, and eked out...
  • America's Transition To A Part-Time Worker Society Accelerates As Part-Time Jobs Hit Record

    06/02/2012 6:11:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | June 2, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Back in December 2010 Zero Hedge was the first to point out what is easily the most troubling characteristic within America's evaporating labor force: its gradual transition to a part-time worker society. We elaborated on this back in February when we noted that the quality assessment of US jobs indicates that this most disturbing trend is accelerating. Finally, yesterday, the BLS' latest jobs report confirmed that our concerns have been valid all along: as of May, part-time jobs just as disclosed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics hit an all time high, over 28 million! These are people who traditionally...
  • Analysis: If bad job news persists, advantage shifts to Romney

    06/01/2012 3:23:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 1, 2012 | by Paul West
    Another month or two of downbeat jobs reports like Friday's, and the 2012 electoral advantage will shift to Mitt Romney. At the moment, the election is still a coin flip.  But even before the latest evidence of slowing job growth, President Obama was no better than a 50-50 pick to win reelection (as noted Democratic pollster Peter Hart put it recently).  And with economic storm clouds building, it’s easy to imagine that Obama could be the underdog before too long. “If the May report is a harbinger of what's coming, Romney’s message that ‘We can do better, but Obama can't’...
  • Obama's Attack on Bain Capital Backfires: The President is Campaigning Against Profit

    05/23/2012 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | May 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This attack on Bain... I told you this was gonna happen. I told you this is why Obama wanted Romney. Way back during the Republican primaries I said Republicans are gonna nominate Romney. That's what Obama wants because of health care, and because of Wall Street. That's what Occupy Wall Street's about, going after Romney. And Obama has now come out and admitted it, that this campaign is gonna be about Bain Capital. It's backfiring everywhere you look, from Cory Booker to now Fast Eddie Rendell, governor of Pennsylvania All these Democrats are piping in, "Wait a...
  • New 'Basketball' ad hits Obama for letting folks down

    05/22/2012 11:14:24 AM PDT · by radioone · 7 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5-22-12 | Dan Spencer
    The new Crossroads GPS ad "Basketball" could prove to be the most effective ad of the 2012 presidential campaign. The ad is not red meat for right wingers. It does not go after President Obama for his associations with radicals such as Van Jones, Bill Ayers or the Reverend Wright. I doesn't go after Obama's Socialism -- his desire to redistribute all our wealth. It doesn't even go after Obama's extremists efforts to radically transform America. No, the new "Basketball" ad subtly goes after those who were swayed by presidential candidate Obama's eloquent offer of hope for change and the...
  • As the Boomers Head for the Barn

    05/15/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | May 15, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    When the April figures on unemployment were released May 4, they were more than disappointing. They were deeply disturbing. While the unemployment rate had fallen from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent, 342,000 workers had stopped looking for work. They had just dropped out of the labor market. Only 63.6 percent of the U.S. working age population is now in the labor force, the lowest level since December 1981. During the Reagan, Bush I and Clinton years, participation in the labor force rose steadily to a record 67 percent. The plunge since has been almost uninterrupted. Here is a major cause...
  • Back us, don't bash us, business leaders warn David Cameron

    05/14/2012 12:48:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 13 May 2012 | Emma Rowley
    Britain's business leaders will warn David Cameron that the Government’s attitude to business must change, after they were told to stop complaining. Members of the Prime Minister’s business advisory group will say that the atmosphere surrounding business in the UK is becoming increasingly “toxic”. Mr. Cameron’s face-off with the chief executives of major companies, including Sainsbury’s, Centrica and the Prudential, comes at a time when relations between the private sector and the Government are under strain. Last week’s Queen’s Speech setting out the Coalition’s plans for the year was criticized by many in business, including Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King,...
  • Are Baby Boomers Stealing Jobs from the Young? (Part 1)

    05/12/2012 6:28:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 312 replies ^ | May 12, 2012 | Political Calculations
    Walter Russell Mead writes on the disappearance of jobs for non-Baby Boomers: An analysis of recent jobs figures at reveals a disturbing development: the biggest beneficiaries from the economic recovery are Boomers, while everyone else is getting the shaft. Since the Obama administration took office, there has been an epochal shift. Young workers have continued to lose jobs and incomes, while older workers have actually gained ground. In fact, the Obama administration has seen a boom in the prospects of the 55+ crowd; their (I should say ‘our’) employment stands at a 42 year high. Net, there are 3.9...
  • Obama is Scamming the Disabled

    05/12/2012 4:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 12, 2012 | John Ransom
    I have to credit our own Mike Shedlock for writing about how Obama’s been able to drive down the topline unemployment number even though unemployment remains as a big problem today as it has ever been. I’m often reluctant to piggy back on a contributor’s work, but when something is really newsworthy, I think it’s justified. Yesterday Mish pointed out that:In the last year, the civilian population rose by 3,638,000. Yet the labor force only rose by 945,000. Those not in the labor force rose by 2,693,000. In the last month, actual employment fell by 169,000, but the unemployment rate...
  • More phony job numbers (Times calls Obama's numbers "propaganda")

    05/06/2012 7:12:30 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4 | The Washington Times
    The White House crowed on Friday about the unemployment rate dropping a 10th of a percent. At the same time, the number of people out of the labor force reached a record high. The Obama administration can report all the funny numbers it wants, but the American people know in their guts that things are getting much worse. A recovering economy is supposed to create jobs, not shed them. According to government math, 115,000 new jobs were added in April. But over the same period, 522,000 people dropped out of the labor force and were not counted as unemployed. This...