People Joining the US Workforce Today Are Less Educated Than Those Leaving It

Lauren Alix Brown Government Executive 6/18/2013

Things are looking grim for young Americans starting work.

According to a new report on the state of US education from the Council on Foreign Relations, Americans going into the labor force today are less educated than those retiring from it. This phenomenon is unique among developed countries. For […]

State Dept report: Yeah, we can’t really think of a good reason NOT to build the Keystone pipeline

Erika Johnsen Hot Air 3/1/2013

TransCanada has only been waiting for the go-ahead for the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline for, oh, four or so years now, and the State Department has now several times concluded that the pipeline poses no real reason for environmental alarm — despite the vociferous protestations of its eco-critics. After having […]

Japan To Slash Welfare Benefits In Attempt To Root Out ‘Comfortably Poor’

Tyler Durden ZeroHedge 1/28/2013

Two months ago we demonstrated one of the biggest paradoxes of the current iteration of the US welfare state, in which a single mom earning gross income of $29,000 has the same disposable income after all net benefits as a worker who has gross income of $69,000. The same logic is […]

The Ugly Truth About That 'Great' Jobs Report

David Harsanyi Human Events 10/5/2012

The Labor Department reported today that U.S. employers added 114,000 jobs in September. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent – where it was when Barack Obama took office and not at the 5.8 his administration forecasted.

No doubt, the top headline of a dropping unemployment rate is helpful for […]

Here's an October surprise: Obama's jobs numbers 'miracle'

Unemployment Rate Miraculously Drops To 7.8%, 114K Jobs Added – Update: Real Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 14.7% – Update II: Jack Welch Says Numbers Cooked…

Zip Weasel Zippers 10/5/2012


Something stinks.

…Only in an era of depressingly diminished expectations could the September jobs report be called a good one. It really isn’t. Not […]

I don’t think we can wait that long

Obama’s economy on track to restore lost jobs by 2025

Neil Munro The Daily Caller 8/3/2012

July’s disappointing jobs numbers won’t lower employment to 2007 levels until 2025, according to The Hamilton Project, a Democratic-affiliated advocacy group.

Even if President Barack Obama’s policies immediately doubled the economy’s creation of new jobs to 310,000 jobs a […]