Showing posts with label unemployment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label unemployment. Show all posts

23% Of Americans In Their Working Prime Are Unemployed

by Michael Snyder. Did you know that when you take the number of working age Americans that are officially unemployed (8.2 million) and add that number to the number of working age Americans that are considered to be “not in the labor force” (94.3 million), that gives us a grand total of 102.5 million working age Americans that do not have a job right ... MORE

California Raises Cost Of Hiring To $15 An Hour

More unemployment guaranteed.   California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide minimum in the nation by far. "This is not a done deal," Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, told The    ... MORE

Hey Seattle, How's That $15 Min Wage Working Out For Ya?

by Rick Moran.    The American Enterprise Institute blog reveals the not very surprising news that 10 months into Seattle's radical experiment of boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour over a period of years, the city has suffered the worst job losses since the Great Recession. Now that the first Seattle minimum wage increase has been in effect for more  ... MORE

VIDEO: Is Raising Minimum Wage A Bad Idea?

Victor Davis Hansen: The Medicine Has Stopped Working

In search of fixes for a fossilized economy.     The U.S. economy grew at an anemic rate of less than 1 percent in the last quarter of 2015. While the unemployment rate has dipped below 5 percent, the all-important labor force participation rate is at a historic low of just 62.7 percent. More than 90 million able-bodied adults are either not   ... MORE

Adam B. Summers: Killing The Golden Goose Of Capitalism

Be careful what you wish for.   The financial world, and quite a few employees, were taken aback recently when Wal-Mart announced that it will be closing 269 of its 11,600 stores, including 154 in the U.S., although it still plans to open 300 stores worldwide in the coming year. Oakland officials “expressed shock” at Wal-Mart’s decision, according    ... MORE

6 Big Cities See Hiring Fade After Minimum Wage Hikes

by Jed Graham.     Higher costs mean lower demand. U.S. cities that implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more in 2015 have seen a strikingly similar aftermath: Job gains have fallen to multiyear lows at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality venues. The data aren't, for the most part, stark and reliable enough to amount  ... MORE

Minimum Wage Hike Measures Ignore A Dismal Reality

by Steven Greenhut.  Polls show a majority of Americans favor raising the minimum wage. It's easy to understand the sentiment, given how tough it is to get by working in a low-wage job. Indeed, support for such efforts is so high in California that two unions are proposing dueling minimum-wage-hike initiatives for the November 2016 ballot, with the   ... MORE

Hell's Angels Say Canada’s Plans To Legalize Marijuana Will Deal Massive Blow To Their Organized Crime Operations

by Emily Gray Brosious.  Canada’s newly elected Liberal government has promised to legalize marijuana “right away,” and that’s not sitting well with thousands of Hells Angels members who say the move would cost the organized crime outfit hundreds of thousands of jobs, as reported by World News Daily. Thousands of members of the organized   ... MORE

Dr. Michael Hurd: Wage Theft

What a racket.   Hillary Clinton promises to jail employers who engage in “wage theft.” Wage theft. What could possibly justify that? It sounds like taking wages away from innocent, hard-working people, brazenly stealing their hard earned property. Should people guilty of “wage theft” be immediately jailed? Of course! I did a little research on the   ... MORE

Greg Corombos: 'Most Expensive Regulation In History' - New Obama Power Grab Set To Kill 1.4 Million Jobs

Obama, the job killer, strikes again.   The Obama administration is just weeks away from imposing a new ozone particulate standard that manufacturers say will cripple jobs and productivity in the U.S. and leave some firms and industries clinging to life. The National Association of Manufacturers released a study suggesting the standard would    ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Wasn't Always This Way

A conclusion not supported by the facts.   Academics and public intellectuals, who should know better, attempt to explain the highly visible and publicized pathology witnessed in cities such as Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Ferguson and others as a legacy of slavery. The argument is made that the problems encountered by many black Americans  ... MORE

Tammy Bruce: The Real War On Women

It must be admitted. There is a war on women.  The Democrats have been screaming about this for years, and they should know. Because the war is their war on women all across the socioeconomic spectrum. Under President Obama, more women are unemployed, fewer women have started new businesses, we lost our health insurance, our doctors ... MORE

Kristie Eshelman: Big Government Is Hurting Millennials

Is political greed gobbling up America's future?       USA Today recently pointed out: One in seven young people neither works nor goes to school. This group of Americans is roughly the size of Minnesota's population. And today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its job numbers report. While the youth unemployment rate is down    ... MORE

Record 93,770,000 Americans Not In Labor Force

by Caroline May.   The number of people not in the labor force reached another record high in July, according to new jobs data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS reports that 93,770,000 people (16 and older) were neither employed last month nor had made specific efforts to find work in the prior four weeks. The number of people    ... MORE

How Bad Are Things For The People Of Greece?

by Lucy Rodgers & Nassos Stylianou.      Big government debt is crushing the people. The people of Greece are facing further years of economic hardship following a Eurozone agreement over the terms of a third bailout. The deal included more tax rises and spending cuts, despite the Syriza government coming to power promising to end what it  ... MORE