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Category Archives: Causes of unemployment in the United States

David Stockman Lashes Out At Mainstream Media’s “Peak Fantasy Time”

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, If you want to know why both Wall Street and Washington are so delusional about America's baleful economic predicament, just consider this morsel from yesterday's Wall Street Journal on the purportedly awesome November jobs report. Wages rose just 2.5% from a year earlier in November – near the same lackluster […]

Paul Craig Roberts Warns Americans: “Oligarchic Rule Prevails Regardless Of Electoral Outcomes”

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Do the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page editors read their own newspaper? The frontpage headline story for the Labor Day weekend was “Low Wage Growth Challenges Fed.” Despite an alleged 4.4% unemployment rate, which is full employment, there is no real growth in wages. The front page story pointed out […]

From Jihad To Jobs, Paul Craig Roberts Says “Fakes News Is A US Media Specialty”

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, The American media specializes in fake news. Indeed, since the Clinton regime the American media has produced nothing but fake news. Do you remember the illegal US bombing and destruction of Yugoslavia? Do you remember “war criminal” Slobodan Milosevic, the Serbian president branded “the butcher of the Balkans,” who was […]

July Payrolls Preview: Smooth Sailing But Watch Out For Cars

At 8:30am on Friday, the BLS is expected to announce that in July the US created 180K jobs, down from 222K in June though still in line with the 6-month average of 180K, with the biggest downside risk a slowdown in durable manufacturing payrolls as auto production slumped. Sellside expectations: UBS: 175K Barclays: 175K HSBC: […]

Elderly Americans Are Taking Their Grandkids’ Summer Jobs

Compared with their peers in the European periphery, American teenagers looking for a part-time job this summer are in an enviable position: With the unemployment rate at a post-crisis low and demand for seasonal workers set to rise by more than 10 percentage points compared with last year, they shouldn’t have much trouble finding work, […]

93% Of All Jobs “Created” Since 2008 Were Added Through The Birth/Death Model

According to the prevailing narrative, job growth in the US, where GDP over the past decade has been on par with that in the 1930s, is one of the otherwise brighter economic indicators in a time when much of the economic data such as capital spending, productivity and especially wage growth (so critical for the […]

New Study Says Robots Took All Of Detroit’s Jobs, Not Mexico

As Trump gets ready to renegotiate NAFTA and impose tariffs on companies looking to outsource production to Mexico, a new study from MIT and Boston University suggests that industrial robots, not Mexico, may be the bigger factor contributing to the high levels on unemployment in the Midwest.  Entitled “Robots and Jobs: Evidence From US Labor […]

American Men Are Giving Up On Jobs

Via MauldinEconomics.com, I’ve written about this before, but there are 10 million American males between the age of 24 and 64 who have literally dropped out of the workforce. It means that they have given up on finding a job or are simply not looking. But, focusing on just one subset among those who are […]

Does Technology Destroy Jobs? If Not What Does?

Via Michael Shedlock of MishTalk.com, In light of my posts on robots, driverless vehicles, and automation, readers keep asking: where will the jobs come from? I do not know, nor does anyone else. But does that mean jobs won’t come? Is technology destroying jobs for the first time? Daniel Lacalle on the Hedgeye blog offers […]

What The Jobs Report DIDN’T Tell You Last Week

Ever since the gold report was published, the gold price moved up. This caught several investors by surprise, as some of them even continued to dump gold, scared by what appeared to be a good jobs report. ‘Appeared to be’, because? Yes, 227,000 new jobs were created, and we can’t deny that’s a positive evolution. […]