Tag Archives: public-sector employment

December Job Formation Slipping

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch This MarketWatch graph gives an instant picture of December payroll formation. The consumer-driven service sector is booming with more than 154,000 nonfarm payroll jobs created in December, but 19,000 jobs were lost in the Mining and … Continue reading

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GDP Growth Still Below Average

Popular Economics Weekly There is a reason second quarter Gross Domestic Product growth was so weak—up just 1.2 percent, after 0.9 and 0.8 percent upticks in the last 2 quarters. Pundits attributed it to the lack of capital expenditures, whereas … Continue reading

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Government Is Missing in Job Creation

Popular Economics Weekly We know now why job creation has been so weak in the recovery from the Great Recession, or Lesser Depression, as some have called it. Governments have lost too many jobs, and that mostly includes public safety … Continue reading

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