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Job Creation Could Fall off a Cliff in the Months Ahead

Let’s do a quick thought experiment… Imagine you’ve got two people in the workforce. Let’s say one is 40 and the other 65. When both are gainfully employed, the unemployment

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Taking a Closer Look at the Latest Employment Numbers

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. economy created 178,000 jobs – with 156,000 in the private sector and 22,000 in government – which is right

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Manufacturing in America: Are American Jobs Worth $30 Socks?

My younger daughter doesn’t conform to, well, much of anything. As a very young girl she insisted on doing her own hair. She liked pony tails – lots of them

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The Problem With Free Trade: There Are Always Losers

If you join a poker game and can’t identify the “mark,” then chances are, you’re it! The “mark” is the person at the game who is less experienced, or perhaps

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Dead Broke: No Jobs, No Savings

Recently, I received a notice from my insurance company regarding the update for my health care policy. For the privilege of renewing my policy, the insurance company upped the premium

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Economic Reporting: It’s Just a Big Sensation!

When my children were young, one of the books we read to them was: “When You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” The point of the book is to follow a

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Misery Loves Company: A Look at the Economic Misery Index

An economic indicator called the “Misery Index” suggests things are the best in decades, but don’t start celebrating just yet.

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1.5 Million Teens Don’t Think They Can Get a Job In This Economy

One of my first paid jobs was washing dishes in the restaurant of a Holiday Inn. I was 13, and lied on the application that I was 16, the minimum

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Unemployment, the Uber Economy, and the Throes of Part-Time Labor

On a recent trip to the D.C. area, I needed a ride to the Baltimore airport. I dreaded calling a cab, since I knew the ride would be over $100