STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Economic development bill passes
By Don Davis
Minnesota legislators voted to increase funding designed to produce jobs.
The House voted 73-59 for the jobs and economic development bill that for the next two years provides $100 milli... Posted on 5/16/13 at 10:09 PM
CRACKER-BARREL PHILOSOPHER Mitt - Champ or Chump?
Mitt Romney, the chosen Republican presidential candidate for 2012, has said many times in the last several weeks things that I would like to re-familiarize all of us with.
He's said that there are 2... Posted on 11/2/12 at 3:32 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Annie's Kiosk Coming Soon to Schleswig Holstein
During my trip to Flensburg in May 2010, I did a pair of bike tours along the Flensburg Fjord, a bay area that is part of the Baltic Sea and enclaves the border city. On one day I toured the south e... Posted on 6/12/12 at 4:55 AM
IN THE BLACK Free Teen Job Workshops
This is the time of the year to start looking for summer jobs. With the unemployment in its current situation it may be harder for teens to find jobs. The Fargo Public Library is hosting two hour-lo... Posted on 4/11/12 at 7:41 PM
THE CONNECTED WIRE 5 Technology Predictions for 2012
This post originally appeared on theconnectedwire.com
The year has come to a close, which means its time to lay down the predictions for what next year is going to bring. So without further ado, the... Posted on 12/31/11 at 3:07 PM
With 206,000 unemployed people, the latest data means that there are nearly six unemployed people per job opening, compared to a little more than eight people for each opening in the same period a year earlier.
MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he wants to end collective bargaining for almost all public employees because the state is broke and there’s no point negotiating with the unions when there is nothing to offer.
Between 1980 and 2009, reported the Brookings Institution, the United States lost 7.1 million manufacturing jobs, about 38 percent of its manufacturing base. It lost most (two-thirds) of these jobs between 1980 and 2005, prior to the Great Recession.
While 15 million Americans who want to work have no jobs at all, the Labor Department reports that another 9 million have part-time jobs but want to work full time. They represent a little-acknowledged aspect of the recession economy: underemployment.
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