Archive for the 'unemployment' Category

How Unethical Are Wealthy People? (Infographic)

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Taxes, Transparency, unemployment, Wall Street, WTF?

According to this Infographic, the behavioral patterns of the wealthy appear to be quite elitist and entitled. The 1% believe that they are an acception to the rule, which causes a lot of social justice issues in the US. Mo’ money, mo’ problems is the title of this illustrated data set, including a study conducted […]

March 15th, 2012 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

Gallup: 62% Of Conservative Republicans Against Extending Unemployment Benefits

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

Take a look… I’m sorry, but I literally can not understand the thought process here. They talk about deficit spending until they’re blue in the face, but they favor massive, unpaid tax cuts for the super rich, while wanting to deny unemployment benefits for the people who need it most. Baffling. Tweet

December 8th, 2010 | Permalink| 48 Comments »

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 »

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 »

Unemployment’s Hidden Numbers Reveal Weaker Economy

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in unemployment

I’ve been talking about this for a while now, and it’s encouraging to see some dead trees taking up the story. Basically, the unemployment figures that get reported are known as U3, which are simply the number of people who are applying for unemployment insurance. And that’s not a good gauge because a lot of […]

July 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Homelessness Among Families On The Rise

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Social Programs, unemployment

Some sobering stats when thinking about the fallout from last year. Now entire families, like the one pictured above, are living out of a single hotel. And those are the lucky ones. From Wash Post: Although the number of homeless individuals remained relatively stable between 2007 and 2008, the number of homeless families rose 9 […]

July 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »