Friday, May 20, 2011

Job creation at the slowest post-recession rate since the Great Depression.

When the feckless politicians start to say that we are making progress on job creation, remember that it really all comes down to the DATA....they will try to sell you some major league BS, especially the Empty-Suit-in-Residence in the White House, along with his BFF Deval Patrick (who helped him raise $2.2 Million Dollars during his visit to Boston this week) - The pair of them will try to say, " Things are getting better.."

They haven't got a clue between the pair of them....we are in a very, very deep hole and due to their foolish moves along with those in Washington, DC. We will be trying to get out of this hole for quite some time..... people's lives have been changed forever and definitely NOT for the better. Mr. Hopey-Changey wants 4 more years.....what a joke. He and his cow of a wife need to be run out of town on a rail.....

Job creation limps along after recession
By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY

Nearly two years after the economic recovery officially began, job creation continues to stagger at the slowest post-recession rate since the Great Depression.

The nation has 5% fewer jobs today — a loss of 7 million — than it did when the recession began in December 2007. That is by far the worst performance of job generation following any of the dozen recessions since the 1930s.

In the past, the economy recovered lost jobs 13 months on average after a recession. If this were a typical recovery, nearly 10 million more people would be working today than when the recession officially ended in June 2009.

"There's still a lot of uncertainty about the economic recovery, and many companies that would like to hire are reluctant to do so because they're not confident sales will pick up and remain strong," says Jerry Conover, director of the Indiana Business Research Center.

This unique recession has been particularly unfriendly to job-seekers, experts say. "There was too much employment in housing, and that isn't coming back — and frankly shouldn't come back," says Amar Bhide, a Tufts University professor.

The housing collapse and productivity gains on the factory floor have made it hard for the economy to absorb workers without a college degree and young people generally, says Carl Camden, president of Kelly Services, a global staffing firm. Manufacturers are producing more value than ever in the USA with a fraction of the workers needed before, he says.

How the recovery is reshaping employment:

•Winners. Health care added 449,000 jobs during the 18-month downturn and 483,000 jobs in the 22 months since.

•Losers. Construction lost 2 million jobs — 1.6 million during the recession and 400,000 during the recovery.

•Biggest swing. Auto manufacturing, saved by a government bailout, had the biggest turnaround, from a 35% job loss in the recession to a 6% gain after it ended. That means 332,000 jobs lost, followed by 42,000 recovered.

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