Feb 11

Unemployment for those 16-24 is still running 16%. This includes new college graduates. While the graduates rate is certainly lower than this average, the number of jobs available is not keeping up with demand, yet the cost of college hasn’t fallen, and these graduates are saddled with debt.

 

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Dec 03

Friday’s numbers for unemployment, a drop from 9% to 8.6%, may have seemed good news, but it reflects a decrease in the labor force, over 300,000 people dropping out. Did the recession really end in June 2009?

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Sep 24

That’s what the President’s Job’s Plan is looking like, trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Apologies to Bullwinkle Moose.

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Jan 22

New claims for unemployment fell this past week, but the nature of these jobs goes unreported. Too many are grabbing work where they can, but at reduced incomes, and in many cases, part time work.

Joe

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Dec 10

Sorry to hear that.

My guest post Unemployed This Year? at the TurboTax Blog has some excellent detail on collecting benefits and some additional tax planning you can do to make the best of an otherwise tough time. Please have a read and let my friends at TurboTax know that Joe sent you.

Disclaimer – My posts at TurboTax are compensated. This one is not. It’s just a “hey, take a look” announcement. And my posts there are high quality, no throw away sound bites, just loads of good information on the subjects I know best.

Joe

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