Monday, November 24, 2014


Market Watch | North Dakota, Utah, Texas lead U.S. job growth
The fastest-growing U.S. job markets are in North Dakota, Utah and Texas, with each of these states recently posting annual gains reaching above 3%, according to government data released Friday.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Wall Street Journal | The President Is Right on Immigration
President Obama announced Thursday a temporary reprieve from deportation, and offered temporary permission to work, for several million undocumented longtime residents with close family members in the U.S. The executive order, he said, was not an amnesty and federal authorities would focus on deporting “felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids.”
Forbes | Manufacturing Jobs Just Aren't Good Middle Class Jobs Any More
I have to admit that as an outsider looking in I’ve never really quite grasped this American near mythologisation of manufacturing jobs.
AEI | An amazing chart of an amazing job-creating state; we owe a debt of gratitude to ‘Saudi Texas’ and the shale boom
The chart above shows a most amazing economic phenomenon: Since December 2007 when the Great Recession started, Texas civilian employment has increased by 12.4% and by more than 1.36 million jobs, from just over 11 million jobs in December 2007 to 12.37 million in October of this year (see blue line in chart).