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Fifteen Highest Unemployment Rates by Country, 2011

By at December 12, 2011 | 8:44 am | 3 Comments

Fifteen Highest Unemployment Rates by Country, 2011

The unemployment rate is defined as the level of unemployment divided by the labor force. The labor force is defined as the number of people employed plus the number unemployed but seeking work.* 15) 12.70%: Kenya 14) 13.00%: Tunisia. 13) 13.40%: Slovakia. 12) 14.40%: Latvia. 11) 14.50%: Ireland. 10)14.80%: Lithuania. 9) 17.00%: Mozambique: 8) 17.50%: […]

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Fifteen Lowest Unemployment Rates by Country, 2011

By at December 5, 2011 | 11:35 am | 4 Comments

Fifteen Lowest Unemployment Rates by Country, 2011

The unemployment rate is defined as the level of unemployment  divided by the labor force. The labor force is defined as the number of people employed plus the number unemployed but seeking work. 15) 5.20%:            Australia. 14) 5.10%:            Bangladesh. 13) 4.83%:            Mexico. 12) 4.50%:             Japan. 11) […]

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The Debt Ceiling Crisis: Let’s Get Personal

By at August 25, 2011 | 9:09 am | 1 Comments

The Debt Ceiling Crisis: Let’s Get Personal

You have a credit card with a $25,000 limit. Because you have a good job, you only have $6,000 on the card, and routinely pay the monthly statement and a little extra on the principal. But then you decide you need a 52-inch high-def LCD TV screen to go into your “man cave,” and your […]

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A Punishing Educational Curriculum

By at August 18, 2011 | 10:03 am | 67 Comments

A Punishing Educational Curriculum

With the nation’s unemployment rate hovering about 10 percent, recent high school graduates are escaping reality by going to college, and college grads are avoiding reality by entering grad school. The result is that it now takes an M.A. to become a shift manager at a fast food restaurant. Colleges have stayed ahead of the […]

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The Economy is on a roll, and the payoff for some is Huge

By at May 6, 2011 | 11:21 am | 1 Comments

The Economy is on a roll, and the payoff for some is Huge

April, yes the month of showers, amounted to something more than measurable inches. The Labor Department out with its latest numbers shows that employers added about 245,000 people to their payrolls last month.

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Are You In?

By at April 12, 2011 | 6:01 pm | 324 Comments

Are You In?

Shouldn’t we expect more in times such as these – more than that, at ANYTIME? Is his plan really trying to use peer pressure to get traction? Is he creating a “cool kid” clique to try and cover over his glaring Presidential failings? The appeal would seem desperate and doomed to fail except that it is likely to snow the same people he bamboozled back in 2008 – like my brother. And therein lie the danger and the disservice.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 1, 2011 | 9:16 am | 958 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In This Edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan says his country will beat the nuclear crisis and rebound to build the safest systems anywhere. It has been three weeks since and earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. The U.S Transportation Department says safer cars, fewer drunk drivers, and use of seat belts is credited for the fewest number of deaths on roadways since 1949. The Department of Labor releases job numbers. Economists are under the impression 190,000 jobs were created last month.

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On turtles pace to create more jobs in the U.S.

By at January 7, 2011 | 2:14 pm | 745 Comments

On turtles pace to create more jobs in the U.S.

The economy has taken a turn for the better. The Bureau of Labor Statistics out with new numbers show that the number of unemployed is shrinking. However, as you will see its still not worth celebrating just yet.

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A lifeline to the so called group of “99” on the unemployment line

By at December 10, 2010 | 2:00 pm | 0 Comment

You know the line about the early bird and the worm and its no different for the thousands about to lose unemployment benefits. Labor and Industry Secretary Sandi Vito says people must continue to file claims — it is the only way to get the money if benefits are restored. “Unemployed Pennsylvanians who haven’t received all the benefits possible under the […]

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