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  • Believe It: Donald Trump’s Black Support Is Rising …… by how much is up for debate, though.

    08/20/2018 11:21:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    FITSNews ^ | August 20, 2018 | Staff
    U.S. president Donald Trump is receiving higher-than-expected support from black Americans, according to new polling. But a vigorous debate is underway as to exactly how much black support he is receiving. According to a new Rasmussen survey, Trump is backed by a whopping 36 percent of black voters. Wait … what? If that sounds too high, it’s because it probably is. We aren’t convinced that number is accurate, although Rasmussen – along with the Trafalgar Group – was one of the few national firms to correctly predict Trump’s upset victory in 2016. They clearly knew something the other pollsters didn’t...
  • Appeals board says woman who disparaged Mexicans can't claim jobless benefits by citing Trump

    08/18/2018 10:48:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug. 16, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    An Iowa appeals board has reversed a judge's ruling that a woman who disparaged Mexicans can claim unemployment benefits because such rhetoric is "common" after President Trump was elected. Angela Diers filed for unemployment after said she was fired from her job at Dexter Laundry after she said in front of co-workers that she hated “f---ing Mexicans," The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday. Administrative Law Judge Beth Scheetz had originally approved Diers's request for aid, saying that derogatory comments about "blacks and foreigners" were commonplace at the commercial washer and dryer manufacturing plant where Diers worked. “Since President Trump’s election,...
  • Even if called racist, Trump makes life better for black Americans

    08/11/2018 12:55:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The North Andover Eagle-Tribune ^ | August 10, 2018 | Jay Ambrose
    President Donald Trump is making life better for black Americans everywhere you look while his predecessor fumbled. But, hey, say his critics, not everything is perfect yet, so don’t give in to his policies. It’s an unbudging, self-inflicted blindness that can hardly be called racism, itself, even though it is similarly destructive. The loudest Trump triumph of the moment has been dips to the lowest black unemployment in history, and get this: Jobs confer purpose, they provide pride, they build community, they set one up to help others, they enable social mobility, they lift the spirit. Welfare limps, jobs jog...
  • The Market Is “Banning the Box”: The Long-term unemployed finally going back to work.

    08/09/2018 10:11:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | 08/09/2018 | Aaron M. Renn
    The American economic expansion is finally accomplishing one of the country’s most needed social improvements: getting the long-term unemployed reattached to the labor market. Income inequality gets much of the press today, but as Harvard economist and Manhattan Institute senior fellow Ed Glaeser points out, long-term joblessness is the more serious problem. The unemployed face a heightened risk of serious ills ranging from physical maladies and mental health problems to divorce. Rising long-term joblessness, particularly among prime, working-age men (25 to 54), has been a corrosive trend. A Kansas City Federal Reserve study found that the number of men in...
  • Major disconnect: Jobs unfilled despite thousands of unemployed

    08/07/2018 11:10:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 08/07/2018 | By Lynn Hulsey
    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 20,000 unemployed people are looking for work in Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties, the three counties that make up the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. But some employers look at the slim pickings they get from job fairs and want ads and wonder where all the good workers are. The disconnect between those looking for work and companies struggling to find workers is one reason so many people in the region are not reaping the full rewards of the booming economy. It’s also a reason companies see their job openings going unfilled. “What they...
  • Who's left to employ? Tight job market scoops up those on the margin

    08/06/2018 10:17:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 08/06/2018 | By Laurent Belsie
    Almost like clockwork, a growing US economy cranks out new jobs. In July, it added 157,000 positions, the US Labor Department reported Friday; in June, 248,000. But with unemployment near 20-year lows and some analysts touting “full employment,” are there enough available people to keep filling them? Population growth can account for about a third to a half of the new hires. But to keep the economy growing, people not currently working need to come off the sidelines to reenter the workforce. And that’s what’s happening. The story of who and how is a sometimes messy process, with people struggling...
  • Payrolls rise 157,000, missing expectations, but overall picture still strong

    08/03/2018 7:19:18 AM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 3, 201& | Jeff Cox
    Total nonfarm payrolls increased by 157,000 for the month, below the 190,000 expected in a Reuters survey of economists and the lowest gain since March. A 33,000 miss this month but 59,000 gain for the previous two months.
  • Payrolls rise 157,000 missing expectations, but overall picture still strong (Overall good report)

    08/03/2018 5:48:33 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3 August 2018 | Jeff Cox
    Payroll growth turned sluggish in July after two robust months, though the unemployment rate edged lower and the overall jobs picture continued to look solid, according to Labor Department numbers released Friday. Total nonfarm payrolls increased by 157,000 for the month, below the 190,000 expected in a survey of Reuters economists and the lowest gain since March. The unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.9 percent, as expected, and is around its lowest level in nearly 50 years. In the key wages category, average hourly earnings also met expectations, increasing 2.7 percent over the same period a...
  • California, our largest state, has a net gain of only 800 jobs in June

    07/21/2018 7:52:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2018 | Rick Moran
    California's Employment Development Department announced on Friday that unemployment held steady in June at 4.2%.  That's the good news.  The astonishing news is that the largest state in the union created a net gain of only 800 jobs. L.A. Times: The June numbers represent a pullback from May, when the Golden State added 7,200 jobs.  And the gains in May were much smaller than April, when employers boosted payrolls by nearly 26,000. The slowdown could signal that California is simply reaching full employment.  Employers are struggling to find workers.  Or it could be a sign of sagging confidence among executives.  A growing trade war with...
  • Jobless claims fall to the lowest level since 1969

    07/19/2018 6:59:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2018 | Joseph Lawler
    New claims for unemployment benefits fell 8,000 to 207,000 in the second week of July, the Department of Labor reported Thursday morning, the lowest such number since 1969. Forecasters had expected new jobless claims to edge up to around 220,000. Instead, fewer people sought unemployment insurance than anytime in 48 years. Thursday's benchmark is especially impressive given that the labor force is twice as large as it was in late 1969. Then, the unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, Richard Nixon was president, and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" was the top song in the country. Low claims are...
  • Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism 'Will Not Always Exist in the World'

    07/18/2018 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2018
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caused a stir for criticizing Israel’s "occupation” of Palestine in a recent interview. Ocasio-Cortez, who surprisingly won a New York Democratic primary on a socialist platform, made the remark during an interview on PBS’s "Firing Line" on Friday. The 28-year-old political newcomer was roundly criticized for making the statement then admitting that she is "not the expert at geopolitics on this issue." It wasn't the only controversial thing Ocasio-Cortez said during the "Firing Line" interview...
  • In a Tight Labor Market, Retirees Fill Gaps Their Previous Employers Can’t

    07/16/2018 9:56:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/16/2018 | Claudia Dreifus
    Soon after Ilana Benet retired from her job as a labor and delivery nurse, it hit her: She missed the babies. And her employer missed her. Ms. Benet, a registered nurse, had worked at Montefiore Health System in the Bronx for 40 years before retiring two years ago at age 60. As a grandmother of 10, Ms. Benet wanted to spend more time with her family. But she quickly realized — within weeks — that she wasn’t ready for full retirement. Montefiore was ready to welcome her back. The hospital system developed an informal program to rehire some retired nurses...
  • The U.S.' Colorblind Jobs Boom Under Trump Continues

    07/12/2018 1:43:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    'Inclusive' Boom: It may be a surprise, but President Trump is nowhere near as unpopular among minority voters as the biased mainstream media suggest. Why is that? In a word, jobs. Trump, it turns out, has been the most consequential president in history when it comes to minority employment. In June, for instance, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos 16 years and older fell to 4.6%, its lowest level ever, from 4.9% in May. The previous all-time low was 4.8%. African-American unemployment bounced up from its all-time low of 5.9% in May to 6.5% in June. But that 6.5%...
  • The Facts on Employment: Data Show that people are starting to come back to work.

    07/11/2018 7:37:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/10/2018 | By LAWRENCE B. LINDSEY
    Recently, the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker,” Meg Kelly, awarded Ivanka Trump two Pinocchios for saying that people were returning to the work force. The Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman took on the Post’s fact checker for pointing out that what was really being checked were opinions, not facts, and the only fact they commented on, they acknowledged to be true.But it is possible to be even more definitive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports employment rates for different demographic cohorts. The data prove that Trump is correct.Consider first her statement. “I think one of the tremendous opportunities that we’re...
  • Employment Situation Summary

    07/06/2018 9:17:00 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 2 replies
    BLS ^ | 7/6/18 | BLS
    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 213,000 in June, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
  • US adds 213,000 jobs in June, better than expected, but wage growth is light

    07/06/2018 6:49:58 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1 Hour ago | Jeff Cox
    The employment part of the economy continued to power forward in June, adding another 213,000 jobs though the unemployment rate rose to 4 percent, according to a government report Friday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected a nonfarm payrolls gain of 195,000 and the jobless rate to hold steady at 3.8 percent, which had been tied for the lowest since 1969. Another solid month of job gains provided little help to wages. In addition to the payroll gains, average hourly earnings rose 2.7 percent year over year, a bit below expectations of a 2.8 percent increase. Despite increasing talk about...
  • Record 155,576,000 Employed in June; 10th Record for Trump

    07/06/2018 7:11:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    CNS ^ | July 6, 2018 | 8:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Our economic policy can be summed up in three very simple but beautiful but beautiful words," President Donald Trump told a rally in Montana Thursday evening: "Jobs, jobs, jobs," he said. On Friday, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said the economy added 213,000 jobs in June, a strong number; the number of employed Americans, 155,576,000, set its tenth record of the Trump presidency; but the number of unemployed Americans (which includes people who are actively looking for jobs) increased by almost half-a-million. The unemployment rate increased two tenths of a point to 4.0 percent. In June,...
  • The State of the American Worker -- Never Better

    06/26/2018 11:19:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    Last week, I testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on the state of the American labor market. I summarized my message in one sentence: For American workers, the job market has never -- or at least seldom -- been better. If you don't have a job, go out and get one, because jobs are out there for the taking. Everyone knows the joyous statistics, of the lowest unemployment rate in two decades, the lowest black and Hispanic unemployment rates in three decades (at least), a record number of Americans today who are working, and 5 million...
  • WRAPUP-U.S. jobless claims fall; mid-Atlantic manufacturing slows

    06/21/2018 1:21:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/21/2018 | Lucia Mutikani
    Weekly jobless claims drop 3,000 * Four-week average of claims falls 4,000 * Mid-Atlantic factory activity slows in June WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions. Other data on Thursday showed a moderation in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region in June amid a decline in new orders. Firms, however, continued to report overall increases in employment this month. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 218,000 for the week ended June 16, the Labor Department...
  • Why Aren’t More Men Working?

    06/16/2018 5:41:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/16/2018 | By N. Gregory Mankiw
    With unemployment at 3.8 percent, its lowest level in many years, the labor market seems healthy. But that number hides a perplexing anomaly: The percentage of men who are neither working nor looking for work has risen substantially over the past several decades. The issue, in economist’s jargon, is labor force participation. When the Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys households, every adult is put into one of three categories. Those who have a job are employed. Those who are not working but are searching for a job are unemployed. Those who are neither working nor looking for work are counted...