Tag: 100 000 jobs

Jobs Numbers – April

Not as good as I was hoping for, but not awful either. From EPI: The April 2012 employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed 115,000 jobs were added in April.  This is a drop from earlier in the year, but much of the slowdown is likely due to seasonal factors, namely unseasonably warm weather in the winter (e.g., the unseasonably warm January and February boosted economic activity and meant some employers hired then, instead of waiting until the spring).  Given that, the average job growth of the last three months—176,000 jobs—is probably the best measure of the current underlying

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Doing Nothing Is Not an Option

Several days ago a very disturbing article appeared in the New York Times. The article suggested that President Obama and his aides are sitting around considering relatively “meaningless” options with regards to our economy. The article seems to suggest that the Obama administration is curled up in a fetal position, in the corner, sucking its thumb. Nice. I’m sorry, I have no use for an ineffective White House. I need a White House that is going to stand up and fight for the American people. Right now we need jobs. The White House needs to propose bold initiatives to put Americans

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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