Posts filed under “Finance”

Recession Is Over; Jobs Aren’t Trickling Down

Dan Altman over at NYT does a nice job explaining the weakness in the present economic recovery:
Recession Is Over; Jobs Aren’t Trickling Down

You can get the full National Bureau of Economic Research report of the Business Cycle Dating Committee (PDF) here.

Here’s the most important chart in the report:
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(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)

The dark line shows the movement of employment from May 2000 to the present and the shaded line the average over the previous 6 recessions. Note that in all previous post recession periods, employment started up immediately at the end of the recession. In the present environment, the US economy continues to shed jobs despite the general economic improvements.

Category: Finance

The Greatest Financial Mess in World History

Category: Finance

Sailing through the Dog Days of Summer

Category: Finance

It Really is Different this Time . . .

Category: Finance

New Productivity Paradox

Category: Finance

How Has This Rally Been Different?

Category: Finance

“Not-So-Hidden Agenda”

Category: Finance, War/Defense

Yet another Enron whoops!

Category: Finance

Rally Comparison

Category: Finance

Anatomy of a Rally

Category: Film, Finance