Behind The Numbers: Slow Job Growth Is A Problem; Long-term Unemployment Is A Crisis

Perhaps the most depressing aspect of last week's report -- and the recovery in general -- is the huge number of long-term unemployed workers

Topics:  long-term   
  • March’s Goldilocks Jobs Report Highlights Lukewarm Labor Market - Wall St. Cheat Sheet
    ... returned steady, but not great, job growth; ... unemployment rate. Even though numbers are declining from the recession high of 6.8 million ...
    04/4/2014 - 4:40 am | View Link
  • Janet Yellen Comments Give Stocks And Bonds A Boost (SPX, SPY, DIA, ... - Houston Chronicle
    Janet Yellen Comments Give Stocks And Bonds A Boost (SPX, SPY, DIA, ... - Business Insider
    03/31/2014 - 11:31 am | View Link
  • ZERVOS: Janet Yellen Just Gave One Of The Most Dovish Speeches Ever ... - Business Insider
    STOCKS RALLY: Here's What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ) - Houston Chronicle
    03/31/2014 - 11:16 am | View Link
  • Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen Speech At the 2014 National ... - Forex TV
    ... who lost long-term jobs, and to African Americans, who are facing a job ... requires actions that slow the economy and raise the unemployment ...
    03/31/2014 - 10:59 am | View Link
  • Wonkbook: Last call for Obamacare - Washington Post
    Looking at Obamacare on deadline day across the country - Washington Post
    03/31/2014 - 8:54 am | View Link
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  • Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Added 175K Jobs In February, Unemployment Up To 6.7%
    Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released mixed jobs numbers with the economy adding more jobs than expected but the unemployment rate rising slightly.
    03/7/2014 - 9:07 am | View Link
  • ‘Carolina Comeback’ Masks Long-Term Unemployment
    When Congress returns to session this week, renewing an extension of federal unemployment benefits will be near the top of the Senate’s agenda. Look at North Carolina, they will say. Last summer, the state legislature passed a bill reducing unemployment insurance payments to workers, and slashing the duration of benefits from 73 weeks to one of the lowest-in-the-nation at 20 weeks. The law took ...
    02/24/2014 - 5:45 am | View Link
  • Some of Fla. unemployment issues prove hard to solve
    Hank Fishkind column for Feb. 22.
    02/22/2014 - 1:14 am | View Link
  • Markets Live: Stocks at 6-year highs
    Stocks are trading around six-year highs, fuelled by gains in the miners, while NAB's quarterly profit update fails to impress.        
    02/21/2014 - 2:29 pm | View Link
  • Markets Live: Stocks near 6-year highs
    Stocks are off to a strong start, fuelled by gains in the miners and APN, while NAB's quarterly profit update fails to impress.        
    02/21/2014 - 2:28 pm | View Link
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  • Blah job numbers in March
    The number of long-term unemployed was down by 837,000 over the year.” At some point it may dawn on politicians and the public that, if our economic policies don’t change, neither will the trajectory of the economy. If we want more growth and job ...
    04/4/2014 - 12:22 am | View Link
  • Today’s Crappy Jobs Numbers, Brought To You By James Madison
    followed by a longer period of slow growth around 2.2 percent of Gross Domestic Product. These are not the sort of numbers that should give cheer to the long term unemployed or to young people struggling to find their first job. The origin of this problem ...
    02/7/2014 - 6:39 am | View Link
  • Nevada jobless numbers down slightly; Las Vegas rate drops to 9.7 percent
    Sure, job growth seems to have slowed in the summer. Still, long-term trends show above-average job creation ... Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday. The unemployment rate did tick down, though, falling to 9.5 percent in July, compared with ...
    08/16/2013 - 2:07 am | View Link
  • New Jersey Job Numbers Provide Sobering Backdrop to Labor Day
    But all of them are looking for help finding a new job at a time when both the national and state unemployment rates remain at generational highs and population growth has created ... saying the long-term trends are favorable. “The national economy ...
    09/3/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Behind the Numbers: Slow Job Growth is a Problem; Long-term Unemployment is a Crisis
    Any way you slice it, Friday’s jobs numbers were a huge disappointment. Forecasters were expecting 150,000 jobs added, and even that figure would have represented mediocre job growth. But the actual number of 67,000 new jobs isn’t even enough to keep ...
    06/3/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Will the budget slow the growth of disability support ...
    We need to be clear about the nature of the problem before judging the value of new measures, writes Peter Whiteford
    04/18/2014 - 2:47 am | View Website
  • The Number Of Working Age Americans Without A Job Has ...
    That headline is not a misprint. The number of working age Americans that do not have a job has increased by nearly 10 million since Barack Obama first entered the ...
    04/17/2014 - 11:55 pm | View Website
  • Unemployment
    Unemployment (or joblessness) occurs when people are without work and actively seeking work. The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment and ...
    04/17/2014 - 4:24 pm | View Website
    - 2 - The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more), at 3.7 million, changed little in March; these individuals accounted for 35.8 percent ...
    04/17/2014 - 11:45 am | View Website
  • Employment Situation Summary
    Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted ; Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
    04/16/2014 - 10:48 am | View Website
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