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The curse of Long-Term Joblessness

trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev / Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:13 AM

This is an unedited version of my Sunday Times column from March 30, 2014

The unemployment crisis has not passed unnoticed in many households. Ours’ is no exception. Back in 2008, for a brief period of time, [...]

The Born Again Jobs Scam, Part 2: The Fed’s Labor Market Delusion

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / By David Stockman / April 10, 2014

Dr.Yellen is at it again. Noting that there is still “slack” in the labor market, she insists that more liquidity pumping action by the Fed is warranted:

“Based on the evidence, my own view is that a significant amount of the decline in participation during [...]

For More Jobs and Stability, Set the Economy Free

mises.org / by John P. Cochran / Thursday, April 10, 2014

The headline in the print edition of the Denver Post of an associated press story on the nomination of Janet Yellen highlights a quote from President Obama, “She understands the human cost when people can’t find a job.” This statement about then-new Fed [...]

Put This Guy In Charge Of The SEC

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/09/2014 18:20 -0400

Yesterday, a retiring 38-year veteran trial lawyer’s remarks shone a brigher light on the farce that the SEC has become in recent years. The SEC has become “an agency that polices the broken windows on the street level and rarely goes to the penthouse floors,” Kidney [...]

The Natural Life-Cycle Of A Collapsing System

investmentresearchdynamics.com / By Dave Kranzler / April 8, 2014

Retired SEC lawyer James Kidney: ”Kidney said his superiors were more focused on getting high-paying jobs after their government service than on bringing difficult cases. The agency’s penalties, Kidney said, have become “at most a tollbooth on the bankster turnpike.” Bloomberg link

This retired lawyer [...]

America’s Structural Unemployment Crisis In Two Charts

testosteronepit.com / By Wolf Richter / APRIL 9, 2014 AT 1:21AM

The enormous number of people who work only part-time for economic reasons is one the tragedies of the unemployment crisis in this country. It didn’t even start with the financial crisis. Before the 2001 recession, there were a little above 3 million of them. [...]

David Stockman’s “Born Again Jobs Scam”: The Ugly Truth Behind “Jobs Friday”

zerohedge.com / By David Stockman via his Contra Corner blog / 04/08/2014 20:06 -0400

The mainstream recovery narrative has an astounding “recency bias”. According to all the CNBC talking heads, the 192,000 NFP jobs gain reported on Friday constituted another “strong” report card.

Well, let’s see. Approximately 75 months ago (December 2007) at the cyclical [...]

S&P Tumbles From Record-High To Red Year-To-Date In 2 Days

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/07/2014 12:12 -0400

Well that didn’t take long… Friday morning’s post-payrolls record all-time high in the S&P 500 (because, as Steve Liesman said, “he can’t find any reason to be bearish about jobs data”) has rapidly collapsed to beingnegative year-to-date (and worst start to a year since 2009′s crash). [...]

Trey Gowdy: Given Congress’ Performance & Salary “We are… Grossly Overcompensated”

freedomoutpost.com / Tim Brown / April 6, 2014

This past week, Democrat Congressman James Patrick Moran (VA) told CQ Roll Call, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.” Moran drew criticism for his comments, and rightly so. However, South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy (R) told Greta Van Susteren [...]

This Is What Employment In America Really Looks Like…

theeconomiccollapseblog.com / By Michael Snyder, on April 6th, 2014

The level of employment in the United States has been declining since the year 2000. There have been moments when things have appeared to have been getting better for a short period of time, and then the decline has resumed. Thanks to the offshoring of millions [...]

Why long-time unemployed can’t get back on track

marketwatch.com / By Jonnelle Marte / April 5, 2014, 7:45 a.m. EDT

After long job searches, some only find part-time work

On the 10th month of her job search, Lori DeSousa, who had been applying for marketing jobs, walked into her local Walgreens to ask about a part-time job as a cashier.

It [...]

A Warning About Algo Trading Gone Wild… From 1988

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/05/2014 16:29

I didn’t start out with much interest in the stock market—though, like most people, I enjoy watching it go boom and crash. When it crashed on October 19, 1987, I happened to be hovering around the fortieth floor of One New York Plaza, the stock market trading [...]

Can the Jobs Data Give the Dollar Another Leg Up?

marctomarket.com / By Marc Chandler / April 3, 2014

The US dollar is consolidating yesterday’s gains that were scored largely in response to Draghi’s revelation that QE and a negative deposit rate were discussed at the ECB meeting. The greenbacks gains have brought it to important technical levels. This is around $1.3700 for the euro, [...]

Momos Mauled: Nasdaq Crashes Most Since 2011, Stocks Tumble From Record High

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/04/2014 16:03 -0400

The jobs number expectation had been falling for a few days into the print this morning and despite the desperate efforts of every status-quo-hugging TV talking-head’s Goldilocks scenario, it was not a good report – it missed low expectations and it seems the market is realizing [...]

“Disappointing” Payrolls Number Spurs Gold Buying

traderdannorcini.blogspot.ca / Dan Norcini / Friday, April 4, 2014

And the number of new jobs created for the month of March is… drum roll please… Disappointing. With the market looking for something north of 200K, it didn’t get it. Up started the talk of a halt to any interest rate rise next year.

And with [...]

Employment Report Insanity

investmentresearchdynamics.com / Dave Kranzler / April 4, 2014

Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive – Sir Walter Scott

The monthly non-farm payroll report has become perhaps one of the biggest tragicomedies manufactured by our completely fraudulent Government/Wall Street/financial media fairy tale factory. The report generates as much anticipation, speculation [...]

“Disappointing” Payrolls Number Spurs Gold Buying

traderdannorcini.blogspot.com / By Dan Norcini / April 4, 2014

And the number of new jobs created for the month of March is… drum roll please… Disappointing. With the market looking for something north of 200K, it didn’t get it. Up started the talk of a halt to any interest rate rise next year.

And with [...]

US Open Sparks Sudden Serious Stock Sell-Off

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/04/2014 09:50 -0400

Another day, another pre-market pump and post-open dump… it seems a missed jobs number and a determined Fed is not a recipe to maintaining all-time record highs and hyper-growth expectations…

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Daily Pfennig: The Jobs Jamboree Friday Is Finally Here!

caseyresearch.com / BY Chuck Butler / April 4, 2014 9:21am

In This Issue.

* Currencies are rangebound ahead of Jobs Jamboree. * Gold attempts to move higher. * U.S. Trade Deficit soars higher! * ECB leaves everything unchanged.

And Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts!

The Jobs Jamboree Friday Is Finally Here!

Good Day! . [...]

Number Of High-Wage Jobs Added In March: +2,000

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/04/2014 09:25 -0400

Curious why March hourly wages fell, and why the weekly number continues to trend at a near-recession level, and certainly one that does not support a 2% inflation growth case? Here’s why: in March the best paying industry groups – information, financial activities and manufacturing (which [...]

Stocks, Bonds, And Gold Surge On Dismal Jobs Data Miss

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/04/2014 08:48 -0400

Bad news is the best news this morning. A higher unemployment rate and worse than expected job creation is the new mother’s milk for stocks which kneejerked instantly to new record highs. Bond yields are tumbling and gold is surging (back over $1300) as ‘investors’ believe [...]

March Payrolls Miss 192K, Below 200K Expected, Unemployment Rate 6.7% Above 6.6% Expected

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/04/2014 08:31 -0400

Here are the key numbers: March payrolls +192K, below the 200K expected (LaVorgna 275K). The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7%, and above the 6.6% expected. The participation rate rose modestly from 63.0% as the labor force rose by 500K to 156,226 while the people not [...]

Unemployment Rate By Industry

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/04/2014 08:09 -0400

With the market focus at the NFP number release will be on one simple statistic: did the March Payrolls number beat or miss the nice round number expected of 200K (after all algos can’t process more than that in 1 nanosecond), the real story in the [...]

Gold price keeps gains after Fed QE hint, US jobs data in focus

fastmarkets.com / Eddie van der Walt / April 3, 2014

The gold price clung to gains made in the previous session on Thursday morning after a Federal Reserve official hinted at a pause in the unwinding of its quantitative easing programme.

Spot metal was last $1,289.35/1,290.15 per ounce, down just 75 cents on Wednesday’s [...]

High Alert Quarterly Market Report – April 2014

thedailybell.com / thedailybell.com / April 03, 2014

A few prevailing themes dominated the first quarter and how they play out over the next month could preview how the second quarter will play out.

Emerging markets and China started the year on a weak note with China’s economy slowing closer to 7% this year and the [...]

Presenting America’s 20 Best And Worst Paying Jobs

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/03/2014 12:25 -0400

While we fail to see any occupations listed for “insider trading hedge fund managers” or “high frequency market manipulators” in the just released list by the BLS listing the number of workers and wages earned for all official US occupations, we supposed it will have to [...]

Why Surging Profits Aren’t Leading To CapEx And Jobs

streettalklive.com / By Lance Roberts / 03 April 2014

This morning I got a call to do a VERY early interview with CNBC Worldwide Exchange to discuss domestic employment and the string of “good” employment reports as of late.

There are a couple of very important points to be made here with regards toemployment data [...]

Cheap Printing vs. Expensive Drilling

caseyresearch.com / By Doug French / April 02, 2014

She’s easy, she knows it, and she’s doing it for you, Main Street.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a crowd at a community reinvestment conference in Chicago:

“The most important thing we do is to use monetary policy to promote a stronger economy. The Federal Reserve [...]

9 Of The Top 10 Occupations In America Pay An Average Wage Of Less Than $35,000 A Year

theeconomiccollapseblog.com / By Michael Snyder / April 2nd, 2014

According to stunning new numbers just released by the federal government, nine of the top ten most commonly held jobs in the United States pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year. When you break that down, that means that most of these workers [...]

ADP Jobs Miss For 4th Month In A Row; Job Market “Emerging From Deep Winter Slumber” Says Mark Zandi

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/02/2014 08:21 -0400

ADP employment change missed for the 4th month in a row, printing at 191k vs 195k expected. 191k is the average level of the last two years so the trend is not improving and we suggest that this is not enough to move the scale of [...]