Tag Archives: Unemployment

The conundrum: Unemployment and student loans

July 25, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Over the last few years, I watched the unemployment rate climb to double digits then fall back into the 7+ range. It’s been a long, slow slog to recovery. As I dug through the data on unemployment during this time, some obvious points hit me. First, the duration of unemployment has been longer than during […]

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Jobs are out there if you look at the signs

August 17, 2012

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It happened again! How could we add 163,000 jobs and then see our unemployment rate go up to 8.3 percent? There are three pieces of jobs data that tell us about the condition of the labor market. Two are reported monthly, and one is reported weekly. The weekly number tells us how many new claims […]

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