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Workplace Economy Slides September 2011 9.7.2011

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Workplace Economy Slides September 2011 9.7.2011

  1. 1. U.S. Economic Data<br />As of September 2011<br />Reflective of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation – August 2011<br />
  2. 2. JOBS GAINED IN AUGUST<br />0<br />UNEMPLOYMENT RATE<br />9.1%<br />WORST UNEMPLOYMENT <br />RATE SINCE<br />1983<br />*Current recession excluded<br />August employment figures surprise government officials and economists<br />
  3. 3. Unemployment rate remains at 9.1%<br />Source: BLS<br />
  4. 4. For the first time since 1945, the government reports <br />a monthly net job change of zero<br />Source: CNNMoney.com<br />
  5. 5. Private payroll employment figures<br />Source: WhiteHouse.Gov<br />
  6. 6. United States jobless claims <br />ere<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  7. 7. Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index continues to decrease<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  8. 8. Sector changes observed in August<br />Source: BLS<br />
  9. 9. Education remains a job search differentiator in August…<br />Source: BLS<br />
  10. 10. A Snapshot of Metropolitan Unemployment Figures<br />Source: BLS<br />
  11. 11. United States Consumer Price Index percentage changes<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  12. 12. A comparison between United States recessions and recoveries: nonfarm payroll job changes<br />Horizontal axis shows months. Vertical axis shows the ratio of that month’s nonfarm payrolls to the nonfarm payrolls at the start of recession. Note: Because employment is a lagging indicator, the dates for these employment trends are not exactly synchronized with National Bureau of Economic Research’s official business cycle dates.<br />Source: Economix.Blogs.NYTimes.com<br />
  13. 13. In summary<br /> Job growth stalls, unemployment rate remains the same…<br />Opportunities <br /><ul><li>The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.1%.
  14. 14. The healthcare industry continued to hire; employment within the industry rose by 30,000 in August.
  15. 15. The mining industry continued to hire as well while adding 6,000 new jobs in August alone.</li></ul>Weaknesses<br /><ul><li>The government reported a monthly net job change of zero for the first time since 1945.
  16. 16. 13.9 million Americans are currently unemployed – 42.9 percent of such individuals have been without work for more than six months.
  17. 17. The nation’s Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate remains low; it is currently 64%.</li></li></ul><li>Global Economic Data<br />As of July and August 2011<br />
  18. 18. Argentina’s employment situation<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  19. 19. Brazil’s GDP<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  20. 20. Chile’s employment situation<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  21. 21. Euro Zone’s Producer Price Index<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  22. 22. France’s employment situation<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  23. 23. Germany’s GDP<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  24. 24. India’s foreign trade<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  25. 25. Peru’s Consumer Price Index<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  26. 26. Philippines GDP<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  27. 27. South Korea's Consumer Price Index<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  28. 28. Spain's retail sales<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />
  29. 29. United Kingdom's consumer confidence<br />Source: DismalScientist.com<br />

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