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Tag >> unemployment rate
Mar 09
2011

The non-entrepreneur entrepreneur

Posted by Stephen Taub in unemployment ratejobsjob securityentrepreneurshipentrepreneursCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

Let's face it. Seemingly every day another piece of data is reported that suggest the economy is on the road to recovery...except for jobs.

Sure the unemployment rate is down to 8.9 percent, the lowest level since April of 2009 as 192,000 jobs were added last month. Also, the December and January new jobs numbers were revised upward by a total of 58,000 jobs.

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 23
2010

Why some jobs are going unfilled

Posted by Stephen Taub in unemployment rateunemploymentresearch and developmentR&DjobsjoblessnessDeloitteCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

Contrary to what a number of politicians have asserted in recent days, the current jobless rate is not due to a pervasive desire to cash unemployment checks and lounge around or a desire to become "hobos," as Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) asserted earlier this year.

A new Deloitte study soberly concluded what many employers have suspected for years: The potential employment pool is becoming less and less qualified for the jobs that are available.

Nov 01
2010

Majority of smaller company CFOs plan to hire

Posted by Stephen Taub in unemployment ratehiringFEICFOsCashCareers/ManagementBaruch College's Zicklin School of Business

Stephen Taub

More than half of chief financial officers at smaller companies say they plan to hire additional workers in the near future.

According to the latest quarterly survey of CFOs conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, 56.5 percent of CFOs said they plan to hire more people in the next six months. A little more than 28 percent said they have no hiring plans while the rest said it is too soon to determine.

Jul 20
2010

Jobs picture improving in many states

Posted by Stephen Taub in unemployment rateunemploymentjobsCashCareers/ManagementBureau of Labor Statistics

Stephen Taub

There is little disagreement that the national jobs picture is ugly. The unemployment rate stands at 9.5 percent, unchanged from June 2009. If you include the under-employed, the fed up and not looking crowd, and the frustrated college grads who decided to go back to college, the rate is probably closer to 20 percent.

However, there are some bright spots-okay, let's call them not-as-bad spots-when you break down the job data state by state.

Jun 01
2010

Don't misinterpret HP's 3000 job cuts

Posted by Stephen Taub in unemployment ratelayoffsjobsCash

Stephen Taub

Uh oh.

Hewlett-Packard said it is laying off 9,000 people.

Dec 04
2009

10% joblessness doesn't quite signal a recovery

Posted by kcates in unemployment raterecoveryrecessionjoblessness

kcates

What to say about today's unemployment announcment?

Good news, for sure.  Great news ... hmmm.

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