America’s jobless tend to blame themselves rather than ‘the system,’ leading them to stop looking. The author interviewed more than 170 white-collar job seekers in the U.S. and Israel between 2004-2006 and between 2011-2012 for my new book, Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences, and the author was surprised by how many of the … Continue reading
The layoff notice was not a complete surprise. At the shipping centre in Denver where Jeanine Maez filled mail orders, the trend had been toward paperless transactions. But how Maez reacted to being unemployed in 2004 was a revelation, even to herself: She decided not to look for a new job in favour of staying … Continue reading
The percentage of Prime Aged American Men Without Disability (PAAM) who are employed is one of the best labor market indicator.
Larry Hatheway, Managing Director and Head of Global Asset Allocation, UBS Investment Bank, noted earlier this month that high levels of youth unemployment were “clearly undesirable” and policy priorities in the euro zone should shift the focus from managing the debt crisis to address joblessness. “Youth unemployment rates probably understate the true level of joblessness … Continue reading