Unemployment is Down, and Attitudes Are Too: The Situation in November, 2023

   by Frank Stricker      The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) report for the month of November was generally positive, especially after previous months when official unemployment (UE) crept up to 3.9% and seemed poised to go over 4%. Official UE fell to 3.7%. A more comprehensive unemployment number calculated by the National Jobs for All… Read More Unemployment is Down, and Attitudes Are Too: The Situation in November, 2023

The Jobs Report for October 2023: What a Mix of Goods and Bads

by Frank Stricker November 15, 2023 In the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Employment Situation for October, the official unemployment rate rose by a tenth of a percentage point to 3.9%. Many subcategories also increased by a tenth. One exception was that the unemployment rate for black teens fell from 24% to18.8%, a significant drop.… Read More The Jobs Report for October 2023: What a Mix of Goods and Bads