May Unemployment Statistics by State

U.S. Unemployment Rate by State The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released their Unemployment rates by State. So we can see how the various states compare. From the chart below we can see that California, Nevada, North Carolina, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and Rhode Island are all doing worse than the national average. New […]

Jobs Report

Non-farm Payrolls The latest jobs report came out on June 1st with the U.S. Department of Labor reporting that non-farm payrolls (jobs) increased by 69,000 in May (seasonally adjusted). See Current Employment Data for the unadjusted non-farm payroll data. Today’s chart compares the total nonfarm payrolls (blue line) to its two components Private sector job market (gold line) and Government […]

About Those US Jobs

By David Galland, Casey Research US politicians make a great show of concerning themselves with the level of unemployment. And so they bluster about the need for this new program or that new program – in fact, about any new idea except for the one that will actually be effective. Namely, stop the meddling. Recently […]

How DEEP Will Cuts in Government Services Go?

Plus: The check is STILL in the mail. “Localities have chopped 535,000 positions since September 2008…” USA Today (10/18) Cuts in government services became conspicuous after the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The first edition of Robert Prechter’s Conquer the Crash saw this coming, even though the book published nearly a decade ago: “Don’t expect government services […]

“$100,000 A Year for Part-Time Work”

Job Security May Not Be What It Used To Be for Some Government Positions By Robert Jay   When these are the facts….   61 percent of Americans “always or usually” live paycheck to paycheck, which was up from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007. 66 percent of the income growth between […]