Posts filed under “Employment”

On the Causes of Declines in the Labor Force Participation Rate

Category: Employment, Think Tank

From Quartz: While executives at many top companies make top dollar, the typical employee at corporations like McDonald’s, Gap, Target, and Walmart still earns minimum wage, or something barely above it. The disparity is alarming. CEOs of American companies now earn some 270 times what the average worker makes. Source: Quartz

Category: Digital Media, Employment

Have We Passed “Ex-Bubble Employment” (adjusted) Peak of 2007?

Source: FRED     Here is an interesting question: How does the present employment rate compare with the prior peak? According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, if we compare the prior recent peak of 139,143,000 of November 2007 with last month’s figure of 137,942,000 (I used non-seasonally-adjusted because it’s November to November), we are…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment

Comparing Private Job Creation Now & Then . . .

@TBPInvictus here: David Rosenberg made a point in his note Monday that I don’t think went quite far enough, or at least needs a bit more color:   Rosie then showed the chart below (the Haver Analytics version of it, anyway), which he dubbed “Employment Less Financials in Private Sector.” In St. Louis Fred-speak, that…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment

Terry Jeffrey, Hack Extraordinaire (Fun with Numbers Again)

@TBPInvictus here. In yet another stunning display of journalistic malpractice, Terry Jeffrey put out the following piece after last Friday’s NFP release:     Because it suited his (political) purpose, Jeffrey jumped on the Household Survey; looking at the Establishment Survey would not have provided such a dramatic headline. Indeed, it would have provided, for…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Financial Press, Really, really bad calls

How to Create Skilled Workers

Manufacturers say there is a critical shortage of trained workers in the United States. In South Carolina, a German company is training high school students in skilled labor through apprenticeships.


NYT, November 30th, 2013

Category: Employment, Video

Output and Unemployment: How do they relate?

Category: Data Analysis, Employment, Think Tank

The Bifurcated Recovery in Jobs

Source: WSJ   The Labor market continues to improve. Last week Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 204,000 new positions created, and adjustments to prior months data were upward. But the gains are not all they are cracked up to be. The jobs recovery has not been evenly distributed. The beneficiaries of the economic recovery have…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment

What the Jobs Report Really Means

One of the things I think Bloomberg should own are the deep dive, finance related interactive graphics. They can cover economics, investing and business with the data and firepower to just crush this sort of work. Here is the first example of what is hopefully the first of many crazy cool infographics:   click for…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Employment

Ignore Today’s – Indeed Most — NFP reports

Today, I want to discuss why the Employment Situation report is the single most over-hyped, over-analyzed, over-emphasized, least-understood economic releases known to mankind. It is also one of least useful economic data points where investors are concerned. Long-time readers must bear with me, as they have heard this too many times before. But to new…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment