Jobs & Unemployment

Vice President Biden to campaign against Romney, portraying him as a proponent of outsourcing

March 29, 2012

“In Davenport, Iowa, Biden planned to tell employees at an engineering firm Wednesday that Romney had supported tax cuts that support companies that create jobs overseas and vetoed a bill as Massachusetts governor that would have prevented the state from outsourcing contracts to firms overseas.”

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Unemployment Claims hit a four-year low

March 22, 2012

“Initial claims for state jobless benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, the lowest level since February 2008, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 354,000 last week.”

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U.S. Senate votes to move forward with the Small Business Bill

March 21, 2012

“The procedural vote was to cut off debate and move the measure toward passage. A day earlier, the legislation that had passed the House two weeks ago by an overwhelming margin appeared in danger of dying.”

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Report: Health Care Reform costs new employees $6,058 annuallly

March 19, 2012

“The bottom line: New workers getting health insurance through their job “were willing to accept lower wages in exchange because they valued the benefit,” said the report.”

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Analyst: Spain has ‘worse problems’ than Greece

March 13, 2012

“Spain’s eye-wateringly high unemployment and the collapse of its real estate market mean that Spain has significantly worse problems than Greece and could threaten the euro zone’s new-found, albeit fragile stability, an analyst told CNBC.com Tuesday.”

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Labor Department reviewing security measures to prevent monthly jobs reports from leaking early

March 9, 2012

“Fillichio said the review wasn’t sparked by any specific instance of a data leak.”

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Labor Department: U.S. added 227,000 jobs in February; Unemployment rate at 8.3%

March 9, 2012

“The United States added 227,000 jobs in February in the latest display of the economic recovery’s surprising breadth and brawn. The country has put together the strongest three months of pure job growth since the Great Recession.”

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) delays passage of a Highway Spending Bill by attaching an amendment to strip Egypt of U.S. foreign aid for 30 days

February 18, 2012

“Republican firebrand Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday suggested he plans to continue his delay of the Senate’s business unless he is granted a vote on his amendment to strip Egypt of foreign aid for 30 days in retribution for the country’s detention of 19 American pro-democracy workers.”

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White House lowers its forecasted unemployment rate in 2012 to 8.9%

February 18, 2012

“President Barack Obama will forecast a U.S. unemployment rate averaging 8.9 percent in 2012 in his annual budget on Monday – but before the document was even released a top aide called the projection “stale” and said it should be lower.”

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Congressional Budget Office Report claims that the real rate of unemployment is 15%

February 16, 2012

“The rate of unemployment in the United States has exceeded 8 percent since February 2009, making the past three years the longest stretch of high unemployment in this country since the Great Depression. Moreover, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the unemployment rate will remain above 8 percent until 2014.”

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Americans’ dependency on the Federal Government has increased by 23% under President Obama, the most under any President since Jimmy Carter

February 9, 2012

“The conservative think tank’s annual Index of Dependence on Government tracks money spent on housing, health, welfare, education subsidies and other federal programs that were “traditionally provided to needy people by local organizations and families.” The two-year increase under Obama is the biggest two-year jump since Jimmy Carter was president, the data show.”

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The Daily Show & Jon Stewart liberally satirize the political problem of rising income inequality (Video)

February 7, 2012

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Almost 90 District of Columbia government employees placed on leave after officials determined they had received fraudulent unemployment benefits while holding their city jobs

February 6, 2012

“Nearly 90 District government employees were placed on leave Monday in a prelude to their potential firing and prosecution after officials determined they had received fraudulent unemployment benefits while holding their city jobs.”

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New York City Mayor Bloomberg proposes a spending plan without with no tax increases or layoffs of teachers, police officers or firefighters

February 5, 2012

“Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, seeking to stabilize New York City’s finances after years of budget crunches and economic woes, proposed on Thursday a spending plan that was as routine and as free of drama as any in recent memory, with no tax increases or layoffs of teachers, police officers or firefighters.”

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Legislators negotiating the Payroll Tax Cut Extension split over what to include in the bill

February 4, 2012

“The panel’s chairman, Representative Dave Camp, insisted at its third public meeting today that the committee consider only those items contained in bills that passed the House and Senate in December. That would mean language to loosen an Environmental Protection Agency proposal on industrial emissions would be within the panel’s scope as it was in a House-passed bill.”

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