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  • Manufacturing Employment Up 189,000 Since Trump’s Election; Federal Government Employment Down 3,000

    12/08/2017 4:36:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 8, 2017 | 9:32 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Employment in manufacturing in the United States has increased by 189,000 in the year since Donald Trump was elected president, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, employment in the federal government has declined by 3,000 since Trump was elected. In November 2016, there were 12,325,000 people employed in manufacturing in the United States. By this November, that had climbed to 12,514,000. “Since a recent low in November 2016, manufacturing employment has increased by 189,000,” the BLS said in the press release it put out this morning with the November employment numbers....
  • Feds Blame “Lapse in Vetting” for Admitting Syrian Refugees with Terrorist Ties into U.S.

    01/28/2017 11:26:06 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 01/26/17 | na
    Dozens of Syrian refugees already living in the Unites States may have ties to terrorism and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is downplaying it, claiming federal agents missed “possible derogatory information” about the immigrants due to “a lapse in vetting.” Among those who slipped through the cracks is a man who failed a polygraph test after applying to work at a U.S. military installation and another who communicated with an Islamic State leader. {.. snip..}
  • City Employee Gets in Trouble Again for Talking Like a Robot

    09/29/2015 11:04:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 29, 2015 | Jen Kirby
    The saga of this city worker is a gift that keeps on giving: Despite receiving a 20-day suspension last year for mimicking a robot while answering IT calls to the Department of Health's help desk, employee Ronald Dillon is about to be disciplined once again for talking to customers like a droid. Dillon will likely be put on 30-day unpaid leave after he overrode supervisors' orders to stop impersonating a machine, which the judge who presided over Dillon's hearing described as "a slow, stilted and monotonous voice." Dillon was also censured for not responding to customer-service requests and purposefully misdirecting...
  • 21,995,000 to 12,329,000: Government Employees Outnumber Manufacturing Employees 1.8 to 1

    09/08/2015 11:33:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 87 replies
    CNS ^ | September 8, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Those employed by government in the United States in August of this year outnumbered those employed in the manufacturing sector by almost 1.8 to 1, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 21,995,000 employed by federal, state and local government in the United States in August, according to BLS. By contrast, there were only 12,329,000 employed in the manufacturing sector. The BLS has published seasonally-adjusted month-by-month employment numbers for both government and manufacturing going back to 1939. In the first 50 years of the 76-year span since then, manufacturing out-employed government. But in August 1989,...
  • 20.7% of Jobs in Baltimore Are Government Jobs

    05/04/2015 3:47:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20.7 percent of the nonfarm jobs in the City of Baltimore in March were government jobs. Nationally, 15.5 percent of all jobs are government jobs. Within the borders of Baltimore City in March, according to BLS, there were 364,200 total “employees.” These employees included both people who lived in the city as well as people who lived outside the city but worked within its limits. Singular individuals who were employed in two different jobs at the same time are counted as two employees in the BLS survey. Of the 364,200 total jobs in...
  • Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds

    11/19/2013 6:24:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2013, 10:47 a.m. | Emily Alpert Reyes
    College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India. Their results, recently released as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggest that one of the contributing forces behind government corruption could be who gets into government work in the first place. For instance, “if people have the view that jobs in government are corrupt, people who are honest might not want to get into that system,” said Rema Hanna, an...
  • U.S. Government Shutdown: Negotiation 101

    10/04/2013 3:47:49 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 5 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 4, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    Give Up 300,000 Federal Workers… and then we’ll talk.- By: Larry Walker II -“Treasury Secy. Jack Lew warns the country will run out of money later this month. Actually, that's another lie. The country ran out of money $17 trillion ago. It's all borrowed since then, much of it by this administration.” ~ Andrew Malcolm *The United States federal government shutdown of 1995 and 1996 was the result of conflicts between Democratic President Bill Clinton and the Republican Congress over funding for Medicare, education, the environment, and public health in the 1996 federal budget. The government shut down after Clinton...
  • How’s that private sector doing? Obama says fine.

    06/11/2012 10:14:37 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    The problem in speaking without a teleprompter is that sometimes you say what you really believe. As the Heritage Foundation’s Amy Payne puts it “In now-infamous comments on Friday, President Barack Obama informed America that ‘the private sector is doing fine.’ This, of course, was news to the 12.7 million people who are out of work and the millions more who are struggling with the part-time jobs they can find, or have simply given up looking.” The part we liked even more...l
  • The Ramifications of Higher-Paying Government Jobs (The lack-luster economy has been good for DC)

    10/11/2011 8:50:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2011 | Chad Stafko
    This lackluster economy of the past few years hasn't been bad for everyone. Sure, millions of Americans have lost their jobs in manufacturing facilities, technology companies, and throughout a plethora of large corporations and small businesses. Yes, states such as Nevada and Florida have experienced atrocious declines in their housing markets, and many states have seen the incomes of their residents actually fall over the past few years. But not in Washington, D.C., as these are merry days under President Barack Obama. After all, according to Census data collected by CNN Money, it is none other than Washington, D.C. that...
  • State and local governments bleeding jobs

    07/09/2011 9:10:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | WASHINGTON | Fri Jul 8, 2011 6:45pm EDT | Drudge - Reuters
    (Reuters) - U.S. state and local governments cut thousands of jobs in June, pushing their payrolls down to the lowest in five years, according to Labor Department data released on Friday, and analysts do not expect the losses to end any time soon. Local governments shed 18,000 jobs and state governments cut 7,000 in June. The level of local government employment -- 14.143 million employees -- is the lowest since June 2006. State government employment is the lowest since August 2006."Today's employment report reflects continued belt-tightening at the state and local level and the trend we have previously noted, a...
  • Federal, state government employment drops

    07/09/2011 8:37:27 AM PDT · by freespirited · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/08/11 | Joe Davidson
    <p>“Employment in government continued to trend down (-39,000) in June. Federal employment declined by 14,000. The number of jobs in both state government and local government continued to trend down over the month and has been falling since the second half of 2008.”</p>
  • "We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers"

    04/02/2011 5:25:31 AM PDT · by sueuprising · 41 replies
    The Wall Stree Journal online ^ | April 1, 2011 | Stephen Moore
    If you want to understand better why so many states—from New York to Wisconsin to California—are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, consider this depressing statistic: Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government. It gets worse.
  • DPS Employee and Others Charged with Unauthorized Sale of Texas Driver's Licenses

    03/09/2011 7:41:41 AM PST · by Larry381 · 11 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | March 7, 2011 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas
    McALLEN, TX—A DPS employee and several others have been arrested and charged for attempting to provide a fraudulent Texas driver's license to another individual under an assumed name in exchange for cash, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today. Maritza De Leon, 32, of McAllen, Texas, an employee with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with Marco Antonio Hernandez, 40, Edinburg, Texas, and Romana Soto-Varela, 39, a Mexican national residing in Donna, Texas, and San Juan De Dios Alejandro Rocha-Zuniga, aka Oscar Rocha, 33, were arrested late Wednesday, March 2, 2010. Each is charged with conspiring to...
  • You won't believe who concocted latest 'stimulus' plan

    03/09/2011 9:32:56 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 11 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/9/11 | Aaron Klein
    Demos reportedly told reporters in a conference call this week that their new stimulus plan would create 8.2 million government jobs over two years while lowering unemployment from 8.9 percent to 4.5 percent.
  • The public workers you support

    08/24/2010 3:16:57 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 24, 2010 | STEPHEN B. MEISTER
    Out of work? Behind on your bills? Defaulting on your mortgage, maybe? If so, you no doubt did not hold a government job before getting canned. Some 2½ years after the start of the recession, the evidence is now clear: The private-sector economy took a severe blow -- but public-sector workers were spared. In fact, their numbers actually grew, albeit slightly. This stark picture clearly reflects upside-down priorities -- particularly if officials care about boosting the truly productive parts of the economy. Start with a few telling statistics: From January 2008 to January 2010, private-sector jobs plunged from 115.5 million...
  • Good news on the jobs front: government jobs increase by 600,000

    06/26/2010 9:54:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/26/2010 | Rick Moran
    Veronique de Rugy, writing at NRO's The Corner , has an interesting graph about public vs. private sector jobs since the recession started 2 years ago: Since the beginning of the recession (roughly January 2008), some 7.9 million jobs were lost in the private sector while 590,000 jobs were gained in the public one. And since the passage of the stimulus bill (February 2009), over 2.6 million private jobs were lost, but the government workforce grew by 400,000.
  • 4.1 Million Jobs Lost but Taxpayers Fund Gov't Hiring Spree

    03/07/2010 11:10:16 AM PST · by Welshman007 · 1 replies · 24+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/7/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In a stunningly futile attempt to hide the facts concerning the job market this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, stated that he had 'good news.' And what, exactly, was that 'good news?' Reid continued, 'Only 36,000 lost their jobs in February.' This is good news, how? According to Reid it was not as bad as expected and not as alarming as it was during 2009. One is hard-pressed to find any good news in 36,000 more Americans losing their jobs in one month. But then, as bad as it is, this is a drop in the bucket compared...

    03/01/2010 1:06:59 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 750+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 3/1/10 | Kevin Price
    I grew up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan and thought it was a great place to live at the time. We had four seasons, beautiful trees, and it was a wonderful place to be a kid. However, it was also a place in significant economic decline and, by the time we left in the mid 1970s, Detroit was a place on the ropes. Like the many "Michiganders" that flew south to escape the economy of Detroit, we often joked, "Would the last person to leave Detroit, please turn off the lights."
  • The president vs. reality

    02/18/2010 3:13:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 528+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 18, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama yesterday declared his $787 billion economic-stimulus plan a rousing success on its first anniversary -- claiming that it had created or saved 2 million jobs and averted a second Great Depression. So happy days are here again, right? Well, not exactly. Though you wouldn't know that to hear the president speak. "We have rescued this economy from the worst of this crisis," he said. "The American people are rebuilding a better future." Is he kidding? For one thing, Obama promised a year ago that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 percent. At last count, the rate was...
  • Katherine Kersten: Public sector: An anchor as we sink

    02/14/2010 5:33:02 AM PST · by rhema · 8 replies · 648+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | February 13, 2010 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    America is awash in deficit spending. President Obama and his allies in Congress are flooding the economy with funny money, but the average American isn't seeing a dime. In fact, the average American can barely hold on to his job. In the midst of an outpouring of federal dollars intended to spark job creation, unemployment remains stubbornly stuck at almost 10 percent, with underemployment much higher. So where is this river of federal money going? The Obama administration's $787 billion "stimulus" dollars seem, in good measure, to have disappeared into a black hole. But in the midst of our jobless...