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  • Initial Jobless Claims jumps 14K to 281K [View news story]
    mrdirt, apologize for posting the same link below.
    Apr 9, 2015. 10:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims jumps 14K to 281K [View news story]
    My read of the linked article is that boomers are working longer because of poor savings, and picking up most of the full-time jobs. People under 55 are not picking up full-time jobs, but getting part-time jobs, living at home with mom & dad, getting government benefits, etc...
    They are just going to kick the entitlement debate down the road until something drastic happens.
    Apr 9, 2015. 10:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims jumps 14K to 281K [View news story]
    Further quotes from the link above:
    "Total Population among the 25-54 year old American core fell 700k while 25-54 year olds with full-time jobs fell even faster, by 3.5 million.
    2.Total Population among 16-24 year olds increased by about 1 million, however, full-time jobs among this segment fell by 1.7 million despite the larger population."
    Apr 9, 2015. 10:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims jumps 14K to 281K [View news story]
    Here are some sobering statistics:
    http://bit.ly/1CzfXwK
    "Although the US lost over a half million full-time jobs since 2007 despite the 19 million in total population growth, baby boomers generally maintained their full-time jobs as they moved into the 55+ and 65+ segments. So, on a net basis, they were the only age segment to pick up full-time jobs (and 90% of population growth), adding 4.7 million full-time jobs and 17 million in total population."
    Apr 9, 2015. 10:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ADP Jobs Report [View news story]
    And you can prove with sources that the service jobs being created are all doctors, lawyers, etc...? Or high paying jobs? And not minimum wage or slightly higher paying jobs?
    Apr 1, 2015. 02:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ADP Jobs Report [View news story]
    5,000 jobs added in goods producing sectors.
    184,000 jobs added in service-providing sectors.
    1,000 manufacturing jobs lost.
    Apr 1, 2015. 10:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims [View news story]
    The reason oil related job numbers are not effecting jobless claims.
    1099 contract employees?
    http://bit.ly/18DRm2c
    Mar 12, 2015. 12:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another beat for payrolls, UE rate down to 5.5% [View news story]
    SivBum,
    Sorry, I see your early posts that you don't think these headline numbers are good. Which they aren't.
    Rob
    Mar 6, 2015. 09:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another beat for payrolls, UE rate down to 5.5% [View news story]
    So is it a big problem or not?
    Mar 6, 2015. 09:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another beat for payrolls, UE rate down to 5.5% [View news story]
    http://bit.ly/1FjY9Jl
    Drilling inside the report:
    "This raw data looks pretty good; 566,000 jobs, according to the household survey, were added and the change in not-in-labor-force was very close to zero.
    and then,
    "But -- the annualized change less the workforce addition rate remains tiny -- positive, but very small, at only 170,000.

    This, unfortunately, means that despite the so-called "headline" unemployment number moving down (strongly!) the population:employment ratio, which is the only figure that matters when it comes to government funding sustainability as you can only tax working people, remains in the ditch."
    Mar 6, 2015. 09:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GSE bulls take control [View news story]
    Agree. $4 is the price target. Though I think it may spike to $5.
    Feb 17, 2015. 02:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ADP Jobs Report [View news story]
    Yes, the population is aging. But, those folks are not retiring in droves like everyone is saying, i.e. 10,000 retiring each and every day.
    Feb 4, 2015. 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ADP Jobs Report [View news story]
    http://bit.ly/1z9M8ku
    Link to an article from that website posted earlier this month with link to the bls.gov data. You can go back months and months to find similar articles and links.
    Feb 4, 2015. 10:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ADP Jobs Report [View news story]
    You can find many earlier articles from the linked website, that shows all the government data sources. The job recovery? is not a recovery.
    Feb 4, 2015. 10:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ADP Jobs Report [View news story]
    http://bit.ly/1Cv5IiD
    Yes, there are 2 million more people working now than there were when the unemployment rate first went over 6% in 2008.

    However, there are 15 million more working-age people in the country.

    One of the "big lies" is that the population is getting older and thus not working any more. That's a lie too. Of those who are over 65 want a job and are not disabled the unemployment rate is under 4%.
    Feb 4, 2015. 08:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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