Tag Archives: Jobs

August Jobs Report Worse Than Expected

One headline for the August jobs report today read, "US economy added 96,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate fell to 8.1%". Well that sounds pretty good, until you look deeper into the numbers to see what it really meant. Economists were expecting 125,000 new jobs in August which would have been much better.…
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Bernanke Plans to Continue Easy Policy

This morning Ben Bernanke spoke to the National Association for Business Economics and stated that the Central bank will continue it's supportive policy even as unemployment rates decline.  He said that the U.S. economy needs to grow more quickly if it is to produce enough jobs to bring down the unemployment rate further.  In other words,…
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How To Get Banks To Start Lending Money

We would all like to know how to get banks to start lending money to individuals and businesses, right?  Many of them have recieved bail out money over the last few years.  And many of those bail out dollars have already been paid back.  So why don't the banks want to lend out very much…
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