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Saturday
Jan102015

ALG - Tepid job growth and labor force exodus in December 

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Jan. 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Vice President of Public Policy and Communications Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the latest job numbers:

 

"Only 111,000 more Americans were employed in December than the month before, while 456,000 people abandoned the workforce entirely.  That is how the unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in spite of extremely disappointing job growth numbers.  

 

"Astonishingly, the workforce dropouts were entirely women, with the number of men in the workforce actually increasing slightly.

 

"The sad reality is that this is the ultimate Obama new normal report, fewer new people employed than needed for healthy economic growth rates combined with drops in labor participation across all age groups. 

 

"When coupled with a drop in wages for the average worker, it was hardly a Merry Christmas for Americans who are trying to get ahead in spite of the headwinds created by the President's regulatory policies."

 

View statement online at http://getliberty.org/tepid-job-growth-and-labor-force-exodus-in-december/

 

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at (202)744-4427 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Nathan Mehrens.

 

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Wednesday
Jan072015

NH Sen Bradley Applauds Temporary Unemployment Insurance Rate Reduction

Only economic growth will deliver permanent rate relief for employers

 

Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) today applauded the half-percent reduction in Unemployment Compensation Surcharges on New Hampshire business, announced by Labor Commissioner George Copadis.

 

“I want to thank Commissioner Copadis for his stewardship of the Unemployment Trust Fund, which made today’s announcement possible,” Bradley said. “There’s more work to be done, as all employers are still paying a 0.5% more than they would if the Trust Fund were fully funded. And the rate will automatically increase in three months if we can’t get New Hampshire’s economy moving.”

New Hampshire businesses have been paying higher UC rates since 2004, when the Unemployment Trust Fund dropped below $300 million. As the Trust Fund rebounded, three of the four surcharges have now been removed. But the Department of Labor now projects that the UC Trust Fund will drop below $275 million next quarter, increasing rates by 0.5% for the rest of the year.

 

“In order to deliver permanent rate relief to New Hampshire employers, we need to not only protect the UC Trust Fund, but grow the New Hampshire economy,” Bradley added. “Republican tax reforms are already helping boost New Hampshire’s economy, and that will be our focus throughout this session.”

 

Tuesday
Dec092014

ALG's Daily Grind - Focus on amnesty creates GOP opportunity on omnibus 

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Dec. 8, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Focus on amnesty creates GOP opportunity on omnibus
With all of the focus on Obama's executive amnesty and House Republicans' decision to separate funding for agencies that spend money implementing the executive action into a shorter-term continuing resolution — very few are focused on the remainder of the budget.

Gosar: Latest federal mandate on 'fair housing' is anything but
"In the eyes of the Obama administration, Americans are not the best judges of where they should live and raise their families. At least that's the message coming from the Department of Housing and Urban Development." 

Cox: Hold on, jobs report wasn't so great after all
CNBC's Jeff Cox dismantles Obama jobs numbers.

Saturday
Oct042014

ALG - Unemployment report shows participation rate at new 36-year low 

 

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Oct. 3, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Vice President of Public Policy and Communications Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

 

"The almost predictable Obama Administration pre-election unemployment report did not fail to deliver as the top-line unemployment rate sunk below 6 percent.  Unfortunately, this drop in the rate is, once again, largely due to another 315,000 people, or the equivalent of half of the total population of the District of Columbia, dropping out of the workforce.  From a limited government point of view, it might seem like a good idea if half of Washington, D.C., no longer was employed or even in the employment market, but unfortunately, these employment market drop outs are not former federal government employees, but instead are folks located across the nation.  The very people who D.C. depends upon to pay taxes and produce goods and services to make our economy run.

"The current labor participation rate has gotten so bad, that our nation has not had a smaller percentage of people in the labor force since February, 1978, when Jimmy Carter was President, the Bee Gees song Stayin Alive topped the charts, and the Roger Staubach-led Cowboys defeated the Broncos in Super Bowl X11. 

"As Paul Harvey used to say, 'And now you know the rest of the story.'"

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/unemployment-report-shows-participation-rate-at-new-36-year-low/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Friday
Sep052014

ALG - Labor force exodus continues 

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Sept. 5, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

 

"In the midst of what Obama continues to claim is an improving economy, in August only 80,000 fewer people were unemployed than in the previous month.  Of those, 64,000 gave up on trying to get a job entirely and are no longer counted, with only 16,000 actually getting a job.  Incredibly the unemployment rate went down in spite of this disastrously bad employment report because all together 268,000 fewer Americans were counted as being in the labor force at all.  If our nation's economy continues along this path we will reach full employment because no one is actually being counted as being in the labor force."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/labor-force-exodus-continues/

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.