Tag Archives: jobs

Why Your 25-Year-Old May Never Move Out

 A fascinating study was published on the FreeEnterprise.com web site. Anthony Carnevale and his team at Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce have released a report that analyzes labor market trends for both younger and older adults. Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation outlines how the modern economy has negatively impacted young people in… Read More »

Fewer Jobs, Less Energy Security from Keystone XL Delay

An interesting article by Sean Hackbarth, published on the FreeEnterprise.com web site. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-SD), a supporter of the Keystone XL pipeline, told USA Today, “[President Obama is] having a very difficult time to find a real, factual, legal reason to deny the permit.” Indeed, the State Department’s analysis concluded that the pipeline would create thousands of jobs while having… Read More »

Hiring in Small-Business Sector Remains Sub-par

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) publisjed its September report on its web site. Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on the September job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The survey was conducted in September and… Read More »

GO-NOWHERE GENERATION: Why Young People Are Stuck

The Business Insider looks at the millennial generation’s lack of incentive to do whatever it takes to find work. At a time when young Americans have never been more connected, they sure have gotten used to staying put. The chance that 20-somethings would pack up and move to another state has fallen by more than 40%… Read More »

Employment Report

The Heritage Foundation has published its August Labor Report The labor market remains one of the weakest aspects of the broadly mediocre economic recovery. Although the headline unemployment rate has gradually fallen to 7.3 percent, job creation has merely kept up with population growth, not regaining the ground it lost in the Great Recession. The… Read More »

Long-Term Jobless Left Out of the Recovery

Here’s an interesting article, first published in The Wall Street Journal by Ben Casselman, and then republished on the Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce web site. For those left behind by the long, slow economic recovery, time is running out. More than four years after the recession officially ended, 11.5 million Americans are unemployed, many… Read More »

Death of the Full-Time Job

An interesting article by David Kinkade, published on the FreeEnterprise.com website. With his second-term agenda stalling, President Obama is set to deliver a series of speeches “to focus public attention on the American economy, a strategy aimed at giving him credit for the improving job market,” according to the New York Times. But one change in the… Read More »

Obama economy: Part-time jobs swamp full-time jobs

The Washington Times published this interesting article on its website. House Republicans have crunched the numbers and say that since President Obama took office, the economy has added seven times more part-time jobs than it has created full-time jobs. Since January 2009 the country has added a net total of 270,000 full-time jobs, but it… Read More »

Five Takeaways from the Jobs Report

An interesting article by Ben Casselman, published on the U.S. Friends of the Chamber of Commerce web site. Sigh of relief. A gain of 165,000 jobs isn’t anyone’s idea of runaway growth, but it should be enough to calm fears of another “spring swoon” (a narrative we’d questioned yesterday). Moreover, March’s disappointing gain of 88,000 jobs… Read More »

Job Growth Up at Modest but Consistent Rates in Majority of Large Metropolitan Areas

Here’s an interesting article from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute Washington, D.C. – Among America’s 100 largest metropolitan areas, 78 posted job gains between the third and fourth quarters of 2012, according to the latest edition of the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program’s MetroMonitor index released today. Employment in the typical large… Read More »