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Tag >> contract workers
Jan 17
2011

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.

Dec 29
2010

Hiring to increase in 2011

Posted by Stephen Taub in temporary workersHarris Interactiveemployment growthemploymentcontract workersCareers/ManagementCareerBuilder

Stephen Taub

The employment picture is expected to brighten in 2011, but in a rather unconvincing manner.

The big question is whether the long-term unemployed lose their patience, or worse, their marketable skills, before they find a job.

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