Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Bloomberg | U.S. Labor Secretary Sees Long-Term Unemployment as G-20 Focus
Long-term unemployment rates are a focus for the U.S. and other Group of 20 nations as they seek to move an estimated 100 million people into the global workforce, according to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
AEI | The August jobs report disappointed on many dimensions
The August jobs report disappointed on many dimensions. The employment increase was a marginal 142,000, significantly lower than the average over the last twelve months of over 212,000. The labor force participation rate edged down to 62.8 percent, a level not seen since the 1970s.
The Heritage Foundation | Not Looking for Work: Why Labor Force Participation Has Fallen During the Recovery
The American economy is experiencing the slowest recovery in 70 years. In addition to persistently high unemployment, labor force participation has fallen sharply since the recession began in December 2007.

Fox Business | Hired! Tax Season Could Bring Job Creation
It’s a fun prospect thinking about tax season (kidding) but Liberty Tax Service, along with other accounting companies, are already looking to hire individuals that can work in the industry on a seasonal basis starting early 2015.