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Jan 17

The upside of high unemployment

Posted by Stephen Taub in unemployment rateunemploymenttemporary workersproductivityfreelancerscontract workersConference BoardCashCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

So, here is the upside to stubbornly high unemployment and slow job growth.

US labor productivity surged to 2.4 percent in 2009 and 2.8 percent in 2010, according to The Conference Board. This compares with just 0.8 percent in 2008.

Sep 01

Help still not wanted...for now

Posted by Stephen Taub in RiskjobsConference BoardCashADP

Stephen Taub

Can the economy continue to grow without a meaningful improvement in the job market? The stock market seems to think so.

This morning we got bad news on the jobs front from a number of sources.

Jun 29

It's the jobs, stupid!

Posted by Stephen Taub in pricingjobsconsumer confidenceConference BoardCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

In case we-and more importantly, the Obama Administration-needed another reminder, a number of developments on Tuesday underscore why jobs is the number one problem facing most people in this country.

Not financial reform, not the oil spill (although this is a huge disaster that must be contained), not Afghanistan (another huge disaster that must be addressed).

Apr 09

No holding down the American spender

Posted by Stephen Taub in kohl'sconsumersconsumer spendingConference BoardCash

Stephen Taub

Let's face it. Americans are consumers, not savers.

It only took the worst economic crisis since the depression to convince many profligate spenders to cut back and only use the money they have. As a result, Americans began to save like the Japanese.

Feb 01

Bad pay, poor camaraderie. No wonder employees are miserable.

Posted by annearf in workplacepayjob dissatisfactionemployeesConference Board


The workplace is a pretty darn unpleasant place to be these days. In case you hadn't noticed.

That, at least, is the conclusion reached by two recent studies.

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