Nearly 34,000 federal workers applied for unemployment benefits in the first week of the shutdown, according to government agencies Continue reading
They call it a “government shutdown.” But of about 4.1 million people who work for the federal government, about 80% will still be expected to show up for work. We still dont have an exact number of federal employees who wont be working in a shutdown, but most press reports have been pegging the number … Continue reading
The Canadian economy could grow at a slower pace, and have 108,000 fewer jobs as the federal government cuts more than $5 billion in spending and eliminates the deficit by 2015, according to a report from Parliament’s spending watchdog. The economic and fiscal outlook from Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page, released Wednesday morning, also predicts … Continue reading
Layoffs at the local level, by local administrations, we could say, by local government, are so numerous that we could post them on a separated blog. This hardly helps job recovery. Moreover, investment in education is falling by the way. Krugman thinks it is bad politics and we agree. …If it weren’t for this destructive … Continue reading
The U.S. unemployment rate, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, is 9.0% in mid-February, up from 8.6% for January. The mid-month reading normally reflects what the U.S. government reports for the entire month, and is up from 8.3% in mid-January. via U.S. Unemployment Increases in Mid-February.
User complaints mount as site’s availability takes a hit. Former operator Monster offers free job ad postings to government agencies “The federal government’s central website for posting thousands of federal job openings, USAjobs.gov, has seen performance problems and complaints about searches since the government took it back this month from Monster.com, which had been running the … Continue reading