Unemployment rate remains relatively high, but demand for temp workers is rising. Holiday hiring will add to the pool of temporary jobs. Still, few firms look set to 'staff up' significantly, as they watch for a shift in consumers' mood.
Small businesses have led the US out of every recession of the past decades, so why not harness the time and energy of undergraduate entrepreneurs?
Britain's subsidies have created a large supply of university graduates, but without stimulating a corresponding demand for them. Is anyone surprised by the resulting graduate unemployment?
Congress desperately needs to pass continuing budget measures and 2010 (yes, 2010) tax policy, but will they?
The economy created more jobs than expected – 151,000 – in October, the best showing since May. Jobs are being added in many sectors, including health care, retail, and temp agencies. The unemployment rate, though, still stands at 9.6 percent.
Unemployment numbers show that the traditionally reported rate (U3) held steady at 9.6 percent, and if you count those who are underemployed or aren't looking for work (U6), that number is virtually unchanged: 17.0 percent, fractionally down from September's 17.1 percent.
Nissan cars were recalled in March, but Nissan still achieved huge second-quarter earnings.
The unemployment picture has gotten complex, as multiple types of 'extended' and 'continuing' unemployment protections try to cushion the long, slow jobless recovery.
This is the eighth entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings through December 10.
Gas prices rose 3.91 cents Thursday, and are expected to continue to rise through the holiday season.
California voters resoundingly voted down Proposition 23, which would have limited the environmental requirements of law AB 32, California's anti-greenhouse gas law.
Republicans have no intention of stimulating the economy. They want it to fix itself. Of course, that didn't work during the Great Depression.
Electric cars: Panasonic, Japan's biggest electronics maker, will acquire about a 2 percent stake in Tesla, purchasing Tesla common stock at $21.15 per share.