All posts tagged "job losses"

  • Jobs Are Still Not There

    Calculated Risk’s chart of job losses in percentage terms shows the ugly depth of this recession. An adjusted line factoring out census hiring is included. Marshall Brain previously predicted this sort of weakness in the labor market...

    • Posted August 8, 2010
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  • Bad Jobs Report….Again

    Unemployment in this recession is the highest in 26 years. The economy is still losing jobs at a rate of over 2 million annually, and the unemployment rate is above 10%. Yesterday’s report was worse than expected,...

    • Posted November 7, 2009
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  • Scary Employment Chart Graphically Depicts the Depth of Predicament

    Calculated Risk has posted a chart of job losses encountered during all of the post WWII recessions. The chart indicates the current recession is dire for workers and there is no sign in the employment data that...

    • Posted October 5, 2009
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  • David Rosenberg: Jobs Report Simply Awful

    David Rosenberg was not as impressed with Friday’s employment report as some others. He characterizes the economy as fundamentally weak and that many of the job losses will be permanent. Rosenberg also mentioned some articles written in...

    • Posted September 8, 2009
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  • Paul Krugman, "we’re going to need a bigger stimulus"

    In a recent N. Y. Times op-ed piece, Paul Krugman lays out the math that proves more stimulus is needed to get the economy out of its freefall. According to Krugman, the U. S. economy is 8.5...

    • Posted July 5, 2009
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  • Employment at a Nadir?

    Calculated Risk has posted an interesting chart comparing declines in employment from the peak in all the post World War II recessions. All the previous recessions had hit their bottom in employment at this juncture in the...

    • Posted June 6, 2009
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