Category Archives: Jobs

Difficulty in Getting Unemployment Benefits Is Not an Accident

Of course, if we followed this guy’s plan and just mailed people checks, we wouldn’t have this crisis in collecting unemployment benefits. But I digress. Over the last couple of weeks, as new unemployment claims number in the millions and … Continue reading

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I Think The Emphasis On A Jobs Guarantee Could Be A Mistake

Before I get into why I think this, I’m on the record as being willing to support a jobs guarantee, if that’s how Democrats et alia decide to go. But the more I think about it, the more I don’t … Continue reading

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Yes, We Have A STEM Glut

The NY Times catches up to what scientists, especially biologists, have been saying for years (and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and … Continue reading

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The Majority Of People Employed By The Federal Government Aren’t Federal Employees

While ‘the size of the federal government’ is an eternal shibboleth, along with its cousin, the lazy federal employee, the majority of people employed by the federal government are private contractors, and not federal workers (boldface mine): A new study … Continue reading

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Serious Solon Senator Sasse Sasses Kids Today With Their Lazy Avocado Toast

Or something. On Sunday, Serious Solon and Republican Senator Ben Sasse wrote a Very Serious piece about the degeneration of well-off Kids Today who don’t work enough shitty jobs during the summer. If you want to waste your time reading … Continue reading

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This Won’t Be Good For Trump: The Retail Apocalypse

And tariffs aren’t going to fix this (boldface mine): Thousands of mall-based stores are shutting down in what’s fast becoming one of the biggest waves of retail closures in decades. More than 3,500 stores are expected to close in the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Jobs

Are People Really Going To Move From Clay County, KY To Wash Dishes In D.C.?

Or Boston? Or Austin, TX? From Pew (boldface mine): Most of the United States’ 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew … Continue reading

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Trump Announces Open Season On U.S. Jobs

More five-star sizzle on a one-star steak (boldface mine): Carrier, the company that changed its plans to shutter a plant in Indianapolis and shift production to Mexico after talks with President-elect Donald Trump, confirmed Wednesday that it would receive financial … Continue reading

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Employers Butthurt By Having To Pay Hard Workers A Middle Class Wage

Of course, they wouldn’t put it that way (boldface mine): For decades, bosses at publishing houses, glossy magazines, consulting firms, advocacy groups, movie production companies and talent agencies have groomed their assistants to be the next generation of big shots … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Jobs | 5 Comments

About Those Unemployment Numbers…

A couple weeks ago, the economics bloggysphere had worked itself into high dudgeon over extreme claims about what the ‘real’ unemployment rate might be. But this is very disturbing–and it’s real (boldface mine): The most recent report puts the white … Continue reading

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