Job Growth

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Job Growth in US – Startup businesses at historically low rates

The U.S. economy is inching along, productivity is flagging and millions of Americans appear locked out of the labor market. One key factor intertwined with this loss of dynamism: The U.S. is creating startup businesses at historically low rates. The American economy has long relied on fast-growing young companies to fuel job growth and spread … Continue reading

US – The leisure and hospitality industry accounted for almost 1 out of every 5 nonfarm jobs added during the recovery

The most recent employment downturn was historic in many ways, but most notably, in the substantial number of jobs lost.  Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey show that total nonfarm employment fell by 8.7 million jobs between the employment peak in January 2008 and the employment trough in February … Continue reading

Canada / The weakest job performance in a non-recession year since 2001

Canadian employment rose a steady, if unspectacular, 21,600 in November, keeping the jobless rate steady at 6.9%. However, the jobs picture isn’t exactly encouraging on a year-to-date basis, up only 147.9k, the weakest in a non-recession year since 2001. Compared to November 2012, employment is up a meagre 1%, with both the goods and services … Continue reading

Canada / All the jobs created since a year were in the low-paying, economically insecure, sales and service occupations

From November 2012 until November 2013 economist Andrew Jackson reports that all the jobs created in Canada were in the low-paying, economically insecure, sales and service occupations. The CPC are the bad jobs party. An in-depth report done in 2013 by McMaster University and the United Way looked at how people living in the Greater … Continue reading

Big Business – Primary driver of job creation ?

Cue the world’s smallest violin (again, I guess) for the country’s “job creators.” So BR emails me the other day that links here with the message “Have a field day with this crap” (not unlike many emails I get). So, off to the link I go to read the story. What I assume incensed the … Continue reading

U.S. | Who is really creating job ?

For the last four decades, U.S. corporations have been sinking our economy through the off-shoring of jobs, the squeezing of wages, and a magician’s hat full of bluffs and tricks designed to extort subsidies and sweetheart deals from local and state governments that often result in mass layoffs and empty treasuries. We keep hearing that … Continue reading

ADP | Businesses add jobs

Businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in March, giving fresh evidence of recovery in the labor market, data showed on Wednesday. The ADP National Employment Report showed the private sector added 209,000 positions last month, slightly above economists’ expectations for a gain of 200,000 jobs. Analysts said it did not change their forecasts for the … Continue reading

Gallup | Job market conditions in March: best level since August 2008

U.S. job market conditions in March reached their best level since August 2008, with Gallup’s Job Creation Index now at +18, up from +14 in February. This four-percentage-point increase is the largest one-month jump in the index that Gallup has recorded since instituting the measure in 2008. Source:  Source: Read more @ Hiring at U.S. Workplaces … Continue reading

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