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US – Unemployment Claims : The good news didn’t last, an increase of 46,000

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending October 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 388,000, an increase of 46,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 342,000. The 4-week moving average was 365,500, an increase of 750 from the previous week’s revised average of 364,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent … Continue reading

US – Unemployment Claims : The good news didn’t last

  In the week ending July 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 386,000, an increase of 34,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 352,000. The 4-week moving average was 375,500, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 377,000. (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA) The advance seasonally adjusted insured … Continue reading

US – Unemployment Claims : A very welcomed four-year low

(Excerpts from the Press Release) In the week ending July 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 350,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 376,000. The 4-week moving average was 376,500, a decrease of 9,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 386,250. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was … Continue reading

US – Unemployment Claims : Finally some good news

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending June 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 374,000, a decrease of 14,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 388,000. The 4-week moving average was 385,750, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 387,250. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

In The News | Canada – Employment and unemployment, A pledge for veterans, Layoffs, Cross-border shopping and Much More

Canada – After 2 months of large gains, employment was unchanged in May, and the unemployment rate remained at 7.3%. Following two months of large gains, employment was unchanged in May, and the unemployment rate remained at 7.3%. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased 1.2% or 203,000. Virtually all of this growth was in full-time work, up 192,000 (+1.4%). The total … Continue reading

In The News | US Labor Market Is In A Full-Blown Depression, Joseph Stiglitz on The Price of Inequality, States with the widest income gap, Certificates pay off, Layoffs, layoffs and a bit of hiring plus Much More

The US Labor Market Is In A Full-Blown Depression zerohedge.com – Now that stocks are back to reflecting nothing more than expectations of how many times the Chairsatan dilutes the existing monetary base in a carbon copy replica of not only 2011 but also 2010… … JobMarketMon Joseph Stiglitz on “The Price of Inequality: How Today’s … Continue reading

In The News | Work-life Balance, Most Unemployed Have College Experience, RIM Layoffs: Up to 6,000, Germany to Lack 3 Million Skilled Workers by 2025 and Much More

    Work-life balance: World’s 20 best cities – Rediff.com Business rediff.com – The biggest challenge for workers across the world is to find a perfect balance between work and life. Long work hours can impact health, jeopardise safety and increase stress among employees, acco… JobMarketMon     Number of the Week: Most Unemployed Have College … Continue reading

In The News | George W. Bush’s record, Classes of 2001 vs. 1999, Global Recession, Blacks Unemployment, Layoffs, Grads and More

The Maddow Blog – A stroll down memory lane maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com – After Friday’s discouraging jobs report, there was increasing talk on the right about the benefits of George W. Bush’s record, as if the nation would be better off turning back the clock to 2008. A… JobMarketMon Classes of 2001 vs. 1999: What a Difference Two … Continue reading

In The News | The Job Stall on the Verge of Another Recession, Germany’s skilled worker shortage, Layoffs, Greece and More

Joblessness Rises: Are We on the Verge of Another Recession? | Economy alternet.org –  The White House must be telling itself there are still five months between now and Election Day, so the jobs picture could brighten. After all, we went through a similar mid-year slump in 2011 but…   JobMarketMon Why the U.S. economy is … Continue reading

In The News | Labor Market Mismatch and, Job Cuts Surge 67% in U.S., Teachers Layoffs Continue, Olympus Cuts 2,500 jobs, Benefits Cuts For Seasonal Workers in Canada and NJ and More

Unemployment is a labor market mismatch – Economics – AEI aei.org – After an unexpected upswing at the beginning of this year, the labor market appears to be back in the doldrums again. The month-on-month employment increases of 200,000-240,000 workers in December,… JobMarketMon US May Job Cuts Surge 67% From A Year Ago -Challenger – WSJ.com … Continue reading

In The News | SMEs in Gulf economy, Africa, Skills Gap, Layoffs, Flat U.S. Wages, Sunday papers axed, Improving EI and More

SME role in Gulf economy, jobs growth ‘woefully low’ gulf-times.com – Small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) contribution to the overall Gulf economy and employment sector is woefully low and need  a big push for the region to enhance its economic diversification, the … JobMarketMon Flat U.S. Wages Help Fuel Rebound in Manufacturing – WSJ.com online.wsj.com – Joey … Continue reading

In The News | Cloud computing, Romney’s Bain Record, Layoffs, African Youth, College Grad, Older Workers, and Much More

Cloud computing: 14 million jobs by 2015? smartplanet.com – I’m not Convinced Cloud computing is about efficiency. Cloud computing is about replacing thousands of underutilized server rooms and IT departments with shared facilities with higher utilization r… JobMarketMon Romney’s Bain Record on Job Creation Attacked – Businessweek businessweek.com – President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign attacked Mitt Romney’s … Continue reading

Disinvestment in Education In North America | How do you think we’ll get by in the 21st century ?

Renowned Economist and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz strongly rebuked the policy of disinvestment in education occurring in  debt-laden US states, as he addressed a packed house at Victoria Street theatre in Santa Barbara on February 19 in 2010. But this is also going on in Canada and the trend seems to get worse every where since … Continue reading

Stiglitz reiterates : Austerity Pushes Europe ‘Suicide’

Europe Pushed to ‘Suicide’ on Austerity, Stiglitz Says – Bloomberg Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said Europe is in a “dire” situation as a focus on austerity pushes the continent toward “suicide.” “There has never been any successful austerity program in any large country,” Stiglitz, 69, told reporters in Vienna yesterday. “The European approach definitely … Continue reading

Europe suffocates in unemployment – The Pravda

In early 2012, many analysts were predicting the imminent resumption of the recession in Europe. Against the backdrop of the worsening debt problems of Greece and Spain, the economic performance indicators in the EU for the first quarter were not the best. Now, the united Europe is threatened by a new attack: unemployment growth does … Continue reading

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