The following Weblog items are filed under the Employment category. There are 13 entries in this section. The earliest was published on April 23, 2004 and the latest entry was filed on March 30, 2005. If you have any comments about Employment please let me know!
March 30, 2005
Massachusetts Economy Grows
There are four segments in the Massachusetts Economy, and last month all four areas show growth for the first time in years:
The four areas are: (In the order of Economic Impact)
August 09, 2004
Don't change the rate!
Alan Greenspan and his colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee will be meeting tomorrow to talk about raising the short term rate about a quarter of point. However, this is a very bad idea:
July 02, 2004
This mornings AP Labor Wire, contained this statement:
The quarter-point increase was the first change since the funds rate was cut to a 46-year low of 1 percent in June 2003.So what this is saying is that this is the first time in George Bush's administration that the Feds increased their rates. Why did George Bush want to Allen Greenspan to stay on?
May 24, 2004
There's a report out this morning that predicts that the inflation rate in the United States will be higher than originally reported.
"Rising prices of energy and other industrial commodities are contributing to the higher inflation, but so too is robust growth," said the group's president, Duncan Meldrum, chief economist at Air Products and Chemicals Inc.I believe that the rapid increase of energy cost (Oil) is the main factor in the inflation rate. This weekend I saw that the price for gas at the pump at Meeting House Pond in Orleans cost $2.99 a gallon. This high gas price not only effect the weekend boater, but also the day to day New England Fisherman.
George W. Bush will be on the air tonight addressing the American Public in a prime time speech, not on the sudden fuel surcharge, but on the situation in Iraq.
April 23, 2004
I found a pretty good article about "Corporate citizenship." A Corporate citizenship is a CFO, CEO that opts not to have a layoff or downsizing because they care for their employees.
The article explains why layoffs are an essential component to a free economy and the roll a government plays in the unemployment.
I would highly recommend reading this article: