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London-St. Thomas jobless rate rises to start 2018

The London-St. Thomas unemployment rate rose in the first month of 2018.

Statistics Canada says the local economy was stagnant in January with little change in jobs but an increase in the jobless rate. 300 more words

Economy

Jobless Claims Fall as Job Market Strengthens

By Thomson/Reuters – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a tightening labor market and strengthening economy at the start of the year. 346 more words

GDP & Employment

Jobs, Wages, and Growth

   By Bob Shapiro

I posted an article wondering why wages haven’t been going up faster, considering that the Jobs picture looks so good. Though many of you may agree with the article, I’d like to offer an alternative point of view. 605 more words

GDP & Employment

Jobless Claims Hit More Than 44-Year Low

By Thomson/Reuters – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level in more than 44 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September. 410 more words

GDP & Employment

Labor Supply, How Much More?

Right now we know the labor market is tight. Help Wanted signs and media reports of businesses saying they can’t find enough workers are a daily occurrence. 965 more words

Oregon

Alternative Unemployment Measurement

By John Williams – Re-Blogged From http://www.ShadowStats.com

Counting All Discouraged/Displaced Workers, May 2016 Unemployment Rose to About 23.0%. Discussed frequently in the regular ShadowStats Commentaries on monthly unemployment conditions, what removes headline-unemployment reporting from common experience and broad, underlying economic reality, simply is definitional. 2,381 more words

GDP & Employment

Jamie Dimon: School Dropout Rates Are 'National Catastrophe'

By R Williams – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., said America faces a “national catastrophe” from a failing educational system with high dropout rates and young people who aren’t prepared to enter the work force. 448 more words

GDP & Employment