Category Archives: Jobs

Isolation

Artist – Adam Zyglis In other news, jobless claims dipped to a 14-year low during the week ending October 11th. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency has announced $43 million in environmental projects for Native American tribes who are unable to … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Jobless Claims Lowest Since Nearly 2005

via Bloomberg Jobless claims declined by 1,000 to 287,000 in the week ended Oct. 4, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 50 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for 295,000. The four-week average, considered a … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Unemployment Falls to 5.9 Percent, GOP Shrugs

Numbers released today by the Labor Department show that unemployment has fallen to a six-year low. Furthermore, numbers for the previous two months were revised upward. via Bloomberg The 248,000 gain in payrolls last month followed a 180,000 increase in … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Failing at Life

Erick Erickson doesn’t mean to be ugly but, if you have a job and you’re paid less than he is, you’re probably a failure. “The minimum wage is mostly people who failed at life and high school kids,” Erickson said. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Where Are The Jobs?

Apparently the jobs are here. Job openings have reached a 13-year high according to the Labor Department. U.S. employers had 4.7 million job openings on the last business day of June, up from 4.6 million a month earlier, the Labor … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Action Figure

Artist – Mike Smith In other news, jobless claims fell by 19,000 to 284,000 last week, marking the lowest number of jobless claims in over 8 years. Coincidentally and unfortunately for him, Speaker Boehner began his press conference this morning … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Economy Adds 288,000 Jobs, Unemployment Falls, Fox Business Host Derps

To the dismay of House Republicans, the economy continues to improve without them or in spite of them. The ADP Research Institute announced yesterday that 285,000 jobs were added to the economy during the month of June, but the Labor … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Buffer Zone

Artist – Jen Sorensen In other news, American companies added 285,000 jobs during the month of June according to the ADP Research Institute. Meanwhile, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says Governor Rick Perry has become a “West Coast metrosexual” because … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Obama Admin. Announces Historic LGBT Workplace Protection

Bringing us one step closer to the apocalypse, the Obama administration announced today that President Obama will sign an executive order that will protect LGBT employees of federal contractors. via ThinkProgress The White House announced Monday that President Obama will … Continue reading
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U.S. Hiring Surges, Distracts From Benghazi

Hiring surged during the month of April according to the Labor Department. via Bloomberg The 288,000 gain in employment was the biggest since January 2012 and followed a 203,000 increase the prior month, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. … Continue reading
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Oklahoma Governor Signs Ban on Higher Wages, Paid Sick Days

Apparently it’s not bad enough that Oklahoma has refused to participate in the expansion of Medicaid. Governor Mary Fallin (R) has just signed a bill that prohibits cities in Oklahoma from passing their own labor laws. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — … Continue reading
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Job Killers

Artist – Kevin Siers In other news, South Carolina Republicans have voted to withdraw $70,000 in funding from two public colleges because two books based on gay people appeared on freshman reading lists. After the vote state lawmakers could be … Continue reading
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Class Clowns On Parade In Chattanooga

Big win for union-busters this weekend. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant today have voted against union representation that would have led to the establishment of a works council that would have been the first such model of labor-management … Continue reading
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Keystone XL Is More Than Just A Larger Carbon Footprint

Polluters are still rejoicing after the State Department issued its final impact assessment in determining whether or not we move forward into the past with the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would “carry heavy oil from Canada’s tar … Continue reading
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Job Killer

Artist – Jeff Darcy In other news, Senator David “Da’Shitter” Vitter introduced a bill this week that would prohibit states from offering in-state tuition to immigrant students. This is the part where States’ Rights takes a backseat to your political … Continue reading
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Surprise! Tax Cuts Won’t Grow The Economy

On the heels of Governor Rick Snyder’s State Of The State address this past Thursday, where he played coy over what he intended to do with Michigan’s estimated $970 million surplus over the next three years, a new report shows … Continue reading
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Sen. Ted Cruz: Cognitive Dissonance Be Thy Name

Senator Ted Cruz doesn’t appreciate the federal government trampling on states’ rights, unless of course those rights include things that Ted Cruz does not like. In a recent 10,000 word essay published in the Harvard Law Review, Sen. Cruz went … Continue reading
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This Is What Is Wrong With America

Via Dorsey Shaw from an animation in the PBS film Park Avenue: Money, Power, & The American Dream. A recent study published by Dube on the minimum wage concludes: Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as many Democrats … Continue reading
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Here’s To 2013!

An illustrated guide to the past year in pop culture: Illustration by Beutler Ink Meanwhile, in an interview with La Stampa, Pope Francis reiterated what the church thinks of trickle-down economics(excerpt): The only specific quote I used was the one regarding … Continue reading
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Boehner: The Economy is Improving, We Should Do Something About That

Unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since November of 2008, and according to Speaker of the House John Boehner, now is the time to reverse the trend of an improving economy by implementing elements of the Paul Ryan Path … Continue reading
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