Category Archives: Unemployment

A Quick Note About the Jobless Rate

All over the 24-hour news networks, print, and internet media, the lead is the new jobless rate: How we got to that rate isn’t discussed. Here is the report issued by the Labor Department yesterday that talks about 873,000 jobs … Continue reading

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Why the Numbers Don’t Work

There is no question about it, President Obama is going to have to fight the toughest campaign he has ever had to fight in the coming months. There is a very big reason why. After nearly four years in office, … Continue reading

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