Don’t you love surveys telling you how wonderful the world is going to be if only we can hold back a few more months? Just as exciting and revolting is how statisticians and politicians (yes, even our President) manipulates numbers knowing all too well the truth defining reality.
A Gallup poll released today, Friday 12th, has found that nearly double the number of Americans from last December, or 31 percent, say that ‘unemployment’ in the number one issue. The poll also revealed that an equal percentage, believes that the ‘economy’ is the most important issue; this is followed by health care (23 percent) and the Federal budget deficit (11 percent).
Enough of President Obama’s pillow talk and let’s get to reality. According to the Bureau of labor Statistics, Labor Underutilization…
The United States recently lost 450,000 jobs in one 24-hour period…. With this said, is there anything one can do to NOT be on the wrong side of a layoff or better his or her chances to gain employment?
The encouraging news regarding the economy may be easing hiring fears, as employers signal an increase in their plans to hire in the new year, according to CareerBuilder’s 2010 Job Forecast. While employers continue to closely monitor the progress of recovery for the U.S. economy, they are beginning to consider hiring strategies designed to preserve the health and growth of their businesses for the future.
Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo today announced that AWI is now accepting online applications at www.floridajobs.org for additional unemployment compensation benefits available under The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009.
Employers announced 50,349 planned job cuts in November, which is the fewest number of monthly job cuts since 44,416 were announced nearly 24 months ago in December 2007, according to the report Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy, Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
The Agency for Work Force Innovation (AWI) announced today that, Florida’s unemployment rate for October 2009 rose to 11.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher that it was in September 2009 and up 4.3 percentage points from October 2008. Over 1 million Floridians are jobless, out of a labor force of 9.2 million people. October’s unemployment was the highest it has been in 34 years, when it was 11.2 percent.
Housing starts are not expected to increase rapidly because of the large build-up of existing vacant housing. So, don’t start to get euphoric because there is an uptick in existing home sales–that’s largely irrelevant for the economy, says Calculated Risk