Posts filed under “Employment”

Government Austerity & Job Creation

Fascinating set of graphics from Bloomberg showing the impact of the dearth of government hiring:


Here’s How You Add 2.4 Million Jobs to the Economy




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Category: Economy, Employment, Politics

Close But Not There Yet: Getting to Full Employment in the United States By Ravi Balakrishnan and Juan Solé iMFdirect April 28, 2015   Last month’s report on U.S. jobs was disappointing, with far fewer jobs than expected added in March. A longer-term look at trends yields a different picture, however. Over the past year, U.S. job creation has…Read More

Category: Employment, Think Tank

Job Skills Companies Want But Can’t Get

Click for the full report. Source: Bloomberg From Bloomberg: Business schools are supposed to produce graduates who have the abilities companies need most. But corporate recruiters say some highly sought-after skills are in short supply among newly minted MBAs. As part of our ranking of 122 top business programs, Bloomberg surveyed 1,320 job recruiters at…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Employment

Category: Employment, Think Tank

Jobs: More Slowly Created, More Slowly Destroyed

Category: Employment, Think Tank

Jobless in Seattle? Not Yet, Anyway. Part 2

@TBPInvictus On Wednesday, I threw in my $0.02 about the controversy surrounding the increase in Seattle’s minimum wage. Unlike any of those who have been decrying the new law and its impact, I used some data to demonstrate the absence (as yet) of any ill effects. Specifically, I looked at restaurant permit issuance and found…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Really, really bad calls

Jobless in Seattle? Not Yet, Anyway.

@TBPInvictus Barry wrote yesterday about how political bias can corrupt economic analysis. It’s something he and I discuss all the time and are always on the lookout for. We’ve documented over the years how leaning too heavily on one’s politics is a recipe for disaster when it comes to asset management. In the wealth management…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Really, really bad calls

How much weight does the FOMC put on inflation vs unemployment?

From Torsten Sløk, Ph.D.: When I discuss the timing of Fed liftoff with clients it is essentially a debate about how much weight the FOMC puts on inflation and how much weight they put on the unemployment rate. If you believe they put a high weight on inflation, then they will not raise rates anytime…Read More

Category: Employment, Federal Reserve, Inflation

Majority of Hires Never Report Looking for a Job

Majority of Hires Never Report Looking for a Job Carlos Carrillo-Tudela, Bart Hobijn, Patryk Perkowski, and Ludo Visschers FRBSF, 2015-10 March 30, 2015         Every month, millions of workers search for new jobs although they already have one. About one-tenth of these searchers switch employers in the following month. However, most of the…Read More

Category: Employment, Think Tank

Labor Market Slack and Monetary Policy

Category: Employment, Federal Reserve, Think Tank