Jul 7 2009

The Second Derivative: Employment and the Mounting Job Losses. Measuring the Velocity of Job Cuts in the Current Recession.

In addressing the unemployment situation it is important to look at the velocity of job losses.  In January of 2009 we had a stunning 741,000 jobs lost in one month.  This by far was the biggest one month cut during the current recession but it wasn’t the biggest one month change.  The worst month came […]

Jun 1 2009

Depression Level Unemployment: 40 Percent Unemployment in the U.S.? Top 12 MSA Unemployment Regions Located in California. The Only 2 MSA Regions with 20 Percent Unemployment Exist in California.

Statistics have a way of being cold and unsympathetic to the plight of the numbers they represent.  That is why when we hear that our national unemployment rate is 8.9 percent, there is little cause for alarm from the headline.  Yet when we parse the data we realize that 25,000,000 Americans are unemployed or underemployed […]

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