Tag: unemployment spells

  • Extra, extra! HUGE unemployment benchmark reached

    Under 10 million unemployed! The mainstream media will NOT let you celebrate about it, however. They would much rather you remain pessimistic, suspicious and discouraged. Exhibit A: http://nypost.com/2014/05/07/no-three-ring-circus-needed-to-rig-unemployment-rate/ Exhibit B: http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80083060/ Exhibit C: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-08/jobless-claims-in-u-s-decreased-more-than-forecast-last-week.html  (this article looks positive, but read on) Is it all good? No. I know that the people who are especially impacted by the […]

  • Job News December

     News summary, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (12/13) The national unemployment rate decreased significantly from 7.3% to 7.0% with 10.9 million unemployed.  The number of persons experiencing long spells of unemployment (over a year) increased slightly by 9,000 people to 2.8 million. 4.1 million individuals had been unemployed for 6 months or more in […]