Jobs

First Black Unemployment, and Now Hispanic Unemployment Hits a Record Low

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2018

Employment for ‘people of color’ continues to set records under President Trump. Back in April 2018, we reported on record-low 5.9% unemployment for black Americans. That’s the lowest its ever been. Ever. In June 2018, Hispanic-Latino unemployment (ages 16 and up) reached an all-time low of 4.6 percent. The lowest since records were kept. And this isn’t just […]

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The Marchand & Molly Show Got Nothing to Say About Record NH Employment

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2018

Last month we reported on New Hampshire breaking new ground on both employment and labor participation in May. June was even better. Seasonally adjusted estimates for June 2018 placed the number of employed residents at 735,730, an increase of 2,540 from the previous month and an increase of 9,020 from June 2017. I can’t seem to […]

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NH Democrat All Gurl Delegation Silent on Record Low Black Unemployment

by Steve MacDonald June 9, 2018

As reported June 1st, the nation reached a milestone. Black unemployment has hit a record low. Racial disparity in unemployment is also at a historical low. That’s kind of crazy if we really are all a bunch of racists. But even if we were, which we are not, you’d expect that so-called party of People […]

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New Hampshire Economy Sets Records for Employment and Labor Force Participation

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2018

Last week some Democrat stooge was on the radio badmouthing Governor Sununu on the economy and workers and families and wages (insert dancing donkey in a top hat), but she did it without actually saying anything. It was all empty rhetoric. Palm card pablum. Yes, I have plenty of issues with Chris Sununu’s “priorities.” I […]

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New York Times “Runs Out Of Words” to Describe May Jobs Numbers

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2018

I couldn’t tell you if the cable networks or the alphabets are in on this but The New York Times offered up a glowing report of May’s job’s numbers the same day I wrote this. So here’s the credit where it is due. The real question in analyzing the May jobs numbers released Friday is whether there […]

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Bet You Didn’t Know – Black Unemployment Hit a Record Low In May

by Steve MacDonald June 1, 2018

Last Month, in April of 2018, the unemployment rate for black Americans hit a record low. You probably didn’t know that for the same reason you didn’t know this. Black unemployment fell precipitously to 5.9 percent after a record-setting low of 6.6 percent the previous month, while unemployment for white workers dropped from 3.6 to 3.5 percent. […]

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Let Them Eat Crumbs!

by Steve MacDonald May 10, 2018

CNBC is reporting that jobless claims have hit a 48-year low (which for the math challenged includes the years when Obama was President). Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 211,000 for the week ended May 5, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims dropped to 209,000 during the week ended April […]

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Smacking RGGI Around

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2018

David Stevenson, writing at NH Journal, shares a recent report by The Analysis Group which “…just released their review of the effects of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and they give it an A+.” If you’re not the guessing sort, there are a lot of issues with the report, which is not surprising because (as Stevenson […]

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Data Point – More good news – Jobs report

by Skip February 2, 2018

Private payrolls grow by 234,000 in January, vs 185,000 expected: ADP/Moody’s Analytics Private companies hired 234,000 jobs in January, well above expectations for 185,000, according to ADP and Moody’s Analytics. Service-related industries led with 212,000 new jobs; manufacturing added 12,000 and construction 9,000. The report often differs significantly from the government’s more closely watched nonfarm […]

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Colin Kaepernick Job Opportunity

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2017

Coil Kaepernick, the NFL martyr, is still jobless but is an inspiration to others. And maybe their actions will one day have so mainstreamed what he started that he’ll find himself employable in a professional franchise. Until then he should take those cues and get a job testing pews. That’s right. Sauder Worship Seating could use […]

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Government Meddling with Hourly Wages is Not Necessary in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2017

The New Hampshire Office of Employment Security recently released an updated report on employment in New Hampshire. This latest iteration digs deep into the details of wages and numbers employed in various occupations throughout the Granite State. The good news is that wages are still increasing. The mean average hourly wage for the entire state rose from […]

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Could New Hampshire’s Bathroom Bill Kill Job Growth?

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2017

Could HB478, New Hampshire’s latest bathroom bill, keep businesses away? It is a worthy question. We know that sexual predators will inevitably try to take advantage of unbridled access to ladies changing rooms and bathrooms. It is a given that religious organizations will be at risk of having to face penalties or follow their faith. […]

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Starbucks’ Brand Perception Plummets After Announcing Plan to Hire Refugees

by Steve MacDonald February 25, 2017

I’ve been getting some decent traffic from Facebook, but nothing compares to an article I wrote about Syrian Refugees coming to New Hampshire. If you want someone’s attention, write about illegal immigration or refugee resettlement. The jobs and economy narratives are good too, but I think we all know why Mr. Trump won the White House. […]

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High Electric Rates: NH Businesses Will Expand or Relocate Elsewhere

by Steve MacDonald December 12, 2016

In this morning’s Manchester Union Leader the front page has a report on how Granite State businesses looking at expansions would like to grow in New Hampshire but are forced to look outside the state because our energy costs are prohibitive. “If we don’t have an assurance of reliability and a drastic reduction in our energy costs, […]

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Obama Mocked Trump for Promising to Keep Carrier in the US

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2016

How many times can Trump make this clown look stupid? Trump is a 4D chess player & Barry is a checkers player ! #Carrier America First pic.twitter.com/bFYjYUq028 — ????????O-T???????? Is Based (@hrtablaze) December 1, 2016 H/T AoSHQ

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Americans for Prosperity Highlights Ongoing Explosive Job Growth Since Tax Relief for Employers Took Effect

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2016
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Press Release _________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release – September 13, 2016 Contact: Greg Moore (603) 303-9297 Americans for Prosperity Highlights Ongoing Explosive Job Growth Since Tax Relief for Employers Took Effect MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) highlighted today’s release of August unemployment data showing the eighth straight month of major job gains […]

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Economic Malpractice

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2016
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We continue the discussion with Greg Moore from Americans for Prosperity on Government meddling with medical care and coverage and the economic malpractice that results–fewer startups, employment stagnation, wage deflation, and other symptoms of this regulatory disease, including those specific to New Hampshire. (Segment 2a, 19min 41 sec.) Download this segment – The entire podcast […]

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Economic Malpractice

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2016

We continue the discussion with Greg Moore from Americans for Prosperity on Government meddling with medical care and coverage and the economic malpractice that results–fewer startups, employment stagnation, wage deflation, and other symptoms of this regulatory disease, including those specific to New Hampshire.  

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I Learned More at McDonald’s Than at College

by Steve MacDonald August 1, 2016
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Things Democrats Refuse to Believe

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2016
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Lemonade Stand Economics is only 2 minutes long. Democrats can feel free to consider it an installment of the Two Minutes Hate because their notions about the relationship between business and government do not permit them to accept the simple truths in this short video. That their intrusions rob small business owners of resources they need […]

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“Jobs are a Cost of Doing Something, Not a Benefit.”

by Steve MacDonald July 12, 2016
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Hostess went belly up in late 2012 thanks to unmanageable costs. There were some serious infrastructure and logistics issues but the biggest weight around the company neck was union contracts. The Union bosses bled the company dry until it could no longer afford to operate. Hostess closed up shop, Twinkies disappeared from store shelves, and thousands […]

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So, If Unemployment is 2.7% Why Does NH Gov. Maggie Hassan Need $8.3 Million for This?

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2016
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New Hampshire’s unemployment rate is at 2.7%. We may well be at or approaching a circumstance where there are more jobs than people who want to work. So what the hell is this? In February, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan announced a new $8.3 million initiative aimed at helping low-income people find good-paying jobs.

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Frank Edelblut on Creating Real Economic Growth

by Steve MacDonald June 20, 2016
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Gubernatorial candidate Frank Edelblut joins us to talk about some of the barriers to real economic growth–how government gets in the way of small business creation, innovation, and employment opportunity. Download this segment |  Complete podcast Remember: You can stream every program and every posted segment, anytime, anywhere, on your PC, Laptop, Tablet, or Smartphone […]

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Frank Edelblut – Barriers to Growth and Opportunity

by Steve MacDonald June 20, 2016

Gubernatorial candidate Frank Edelblut joins us to talk about some of the barriers to real economic growth–how government gets in the way of small business creation, innovation, and employment opportunity.  

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Data Point – Job Growth or Stagflation?

by Skip April 3, 2016

Take that 14.4 million job growth number. That sounds impressive doesn’t it? But that job growth is stretched over almost six full years, during which time the working age population grew by 15.8 million.  In that respect, we’ve lost ground on jobs under Obama. “What’s more, that 14.4 million increase in jobs is measured against […]

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Hillary: “…because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business”

by Skip March 14, 2016

After all, she is running to be the Second Coming of Obama in being his third term.  So why shouldn’t she be following in his footsteps? “You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. […]

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Minimum Wage Hike Killing Jobs in Seattle?

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2016
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Beginning in April of last year employment numbers in the city of Seattle began to drop as unemployment rose. The AEI study, worked up from Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly surveys, shows that, between April and December last year, Seattle saw the biggest employment drop in any nine-month period since 2009 — a full year […]

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Data Point – Guns and State economies

by Skip February 2, 2016

How much does your state depend on the gun industry? WalletHub assessed the arms and ammunitions industry in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia to determine which states depend the most on the gun industry for jobs, political contributions and firearm ownership.  The five states that most dependent on the gun industry are […]

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Expanding Job Migration to Massachusetts

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2016

In part II of our conversation with Emily Sandblade and Susan Olsen we discuss the perverse tax incentives behind expanding Medicaid in NH, like how it will favor residents who work outside the state over those who stay and work in New Hampshire.  

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Carly Fiorina

by Steve MacDonald November 8, 2015

Republican candidate Carly Fiorina joins us to discuss cutting government jobs and the spending that goes with them.  

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