Posts filed under “Employment”

Freelancers in America

Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce

Category: Digital Media, Employment

Folly of Forecasters: NFP/Lehman/Goldman Edition

As I sat down to write this early this morning, no one knew what the jobs numbers would be. But I did know three related things: 1. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists is that 230,000 workers were added in August; 2. Almost all of the individual forecasters will be wrong. (Actually,…Read More

Category: Economy, Employment, Investing, Really, really bad calls

Our Bifurcated Recovery

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed yesterday at a record high of more than 2,000. Yet many people feel that the economy is weak. There are numerous reasons for this, but the one I want to focus on has to do with employment and wages. The economy feels weak because, depending on your education,…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Consumer Spending, Cycles, Economy, Employment

Labor Market Dynamics and Monetary Policy Chair Janet L. Yellen FRBKC Economic Symposium Jackson Hole, Wyoming August 22, 2014     In the five years since the end of the Great Recession, the economy has made considerable progress in recovering from the largest and most sustained loss of employment in the United States since the…Read More

Category: Employment, Federal Reserve, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Help Wanted: Humans Need Not Apply


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Category: Employment, Technology, Video

Category: Data Analysis, Employment, Think Tank

Central Bank Smackdown

Central Bank Smackdown By John Mauldin July 5, 2014     BIS: The Opening Riposte Yellen’s Counter-Riposte The Coming Liquidity Crisis A Few Thoughts on the Nonfarm Payroll Number Nantucket, New York City, Maine, San Antonio, and China(?)     Smackdown: smack·down, ˈsmakˌdoun/, noun, US informal 1.  a bitter contest or confrontation. “the age-old man…Read More

Category: Employment, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Category: Bailouts, Employment, Think Tank

Change in private manufacturing jobs, by county

Source: NY Times

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment

Will a Robot Take Your Job?

Source: NY Times   Steven Rattner: “in the sweep of history, the human condition barely improved for centuries, until the early days of the industrial revolution, when transformational new technologies (the robots of their day) were introduced. Consider the case of agriculture, after the arrival of tractors, combines and scientific farming methods. A century ago,…Read More

Category: Employment, Technology