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Unemployment Drops To 10%, Job Losses Lowest Of Recession

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Jobs, Money, unemployment

Nobody’s signing “Happy Days Are Here Again,” but any significant downward movement in the unemployment rate is reason for some early holiday cheer. And there’s more good news beyond this. I’ll share a chart that shows this after the numbers. From WSJ: U.S. job losses in November posted the smallest drop since the start of […]

December 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Unemployment Hits 10.2%

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Jobs, Money, unemployment

We’ve crossed the psychological barrier and this spells bad news for Dems unless they can turn it around in the next couple months. Because this is the highest rate since 1983 and you’ll be hearing that time and time again in the next month. Here’s more about those numbers: Among the major worker groups, the […]

November 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 25 Comments »

What I’ve Been Doing Instead Of Posting…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Jobs

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been posting a lot in the past couple weeks and that’s because the day job has been VERY consuming…but in a good way. Basically, over the past year I’ve been working on developing a new website for AMC Theatres and it just launched Monday. On it you can find […]

October 30th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Unemployment Rises In August; 263,000 Jobs Lost

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Jobs, Obama, Republicans, unemployment

Numbers just came out today and in July the number was 247,000. This is obviously disappointing because the numbers had been consistently dropping since the beginning of the year and this uptick was not expected. More from Reuters: Analysts polled by Reuters had expected non-farm payrolls to drop 180,000 in September and the unemployment rate […]

October 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Only 247,000 Jobs Lost In July

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Jobs, unemployment

And the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4%. This is pretty significant for a few reasons. First, there’s just the psychological effect of 10% unemployment. The media had been positioning that as the dreaded magic number and now it appears that we’ll never reach it. Second, economists projected 325,000 job losses for July, so coming in […]

August 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

More Jobs Lost in June than Expected

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Economy, Jobs, recession

If we’re headed towards economic recovery, the path is unlikely to be a smooth one. At least that’s what June’s unemployment numbers indicate as the nation lost 467,000 jobs, more than 100,000 above estimates. With unemployment now at 9.5%, a 26 year high, most economists foresee double-digit unemployment before the end of the year with […]

July 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

Top Biden Quotes of the Week

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Energy, Jobs, News, Ohio, Veep

Solar Energy: “We’re trying to lay a foundation for a new economy…We are investing not in digging more oil wells but in building more wind farms, investing in solar energy….We are going to have an economy that [is] not based on a bubble.” (Media Teleconference, 6/8/09) This Tuesday, Joe Biden will be traveling to a […]

June 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Bankrupt GM Begins Slashing Jobs

By American News Project | Related entries in Cars, Economy, Jobs, Video

Hello this is Mike Fritz from the American News Project. We have a new story out that focuses on those most affected by the bailout of General Motors: laid off autoworkers. It examines one of the central tensions in the public takeover of the company: Should federal dollars be spent building a lean, mean business […]

June 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 30 Comments »

Joe Biden and the Great Job Search

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Jobs, Veep

As you may recall, on the campaign trail, Joe Biden was heralded as “head of the Middle Class taskforce” – whose activities can be viewed here. Yet the question remains: What has Joe Biden done for the Middle Class? Several months ago, I checked the Middle Class Task Force site only to find a discussion […]

June 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Republican’s Bold Stimulus Play Could Backfire

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Economic recovery, Economy, Jobs, Money, Obama, Republicans

So let’s get this straight… $87 billion of the $787 billion has already been spent in the past 3.5 months, and the monthly unemployment claims were cut in half last month (when compared to the previous 6 months) and the stimulus isn’t working? This is in response to Republican lawmakers, specifically Sarah Palin, continuing to […]

June 8th, 2009 | Permalink| 11 Comments »