All posts tagged "unemployment"

  • Government
    Nevada’s Rosy Jobless Numbers Courtesy of a Computer?

    (Thomas Mitchell/4THST8) The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation came out this morning with the January...

  • Opinion
    If Reality Bites – Bite Back!

    (Chuck Muth) – If we really want to pull our nation out of this economic abyss, perhaps...

  • Government
    Obama Administration’s Moves On Jobs Are Truly Stunningly Stupid

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – Over the years, it has been my privilege to own a few...

  • Government
    Washington Crows About Lower Unemployment, Heck Calls It An Illusion

    (Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Heck made the following statement regarding November’s national employment situation. The economy created 120,000 new jobs as the unemployment rate ticked down 0.4 percent to 8.6 percent. “Anytime the unemployment rate drops and another Nevadan finds a job, it is a good thing, but today’s news is...

  • Government
    Milking The Unemployment System

    (Chuck Muth) – The story the mainstream press keeps ignoring in the unemployment “crisis” is that there are an awful lot of employable folks who could and would take a job in a heartbeat if their unemployment bennies ran out. As it is, they’d rather live at home with momma, or off...

  • Opinion
    Taxpayers Are NOT Second-Class Citizens

    (Bruce Feher) – The papers are full of the something for nothing crowd crying that they need more. Government at all levels say the same but none seem to give a darn about the folks who have to pay for it. My income is down, my business is down, my investments, well...

  • Politics
    American Jobs Act Will Do Little to Stimulate the Economy

    NN&V Exclusive (David Mansdoerfer) – Before writing off President Obama’s jobs now speech, I wanted to take...

  • Government
    White House Content With 9% Unemployment

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – New projections from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget last week predict that the national unemployment rate will remain around 9 percent throughout the next 16 months and will not again approach 6 percent until 2016. Those numbers now approximate what the Congressional Budget Office has said....

  • Opinion
    Why Unemployment Persists: Part IV

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Since the dawn of democratic government, politicians’ favorite path to retaining and/or expanding their...

  • Opinion
    97,390 Jobs

    NN&V Exclusive (Dan Schwartz) —the number of jobs Nevada will need to return to 5% unemployment and how to start the process. Recently, Governor Sandoval, backed by the Nevada Development Authority, signed AB 449, the Nevada Jobs and Economic Growth Plan.  The bill outlines several initiatives to reverse the state’s high unemployment...

  • Government
    Why Unemployment Persists: Part II

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Nevada’s unemployed construction workers are experiencing firsthand the consequences of government-manipulated interest rates. As...

  • Government
    Why Unemployment Persists: Part I

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Pundits and policymakers are easily perplexed by economic recessions and their most visible manifestation, unemployed workers. To these commentators, it is mysterious that labor unemployment remains high across the nation despite massive federal deficit-spending policies, financial bailouts and monetary easing. Here in Nevada, the official unemployment rate has remained...

  • Opinion
    Why Is Nevada Stagnant?

    (David Mansdoerfer) – Currently, Nevada has an official unemployment rate of roughly 12% – the highest in the United States. This, however, doesn’t even begin to describe the dire economic situation Nevada is currently in. Outside of the ‘official’ unemployment rate, which only takes into account those who are actively looking for...