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Unemployment lowest in the rural heartland

This definitely contradicts the accepted wisdom  the cities are where the jobs are, doesn’t it? Most of the jobs in the rural heartland are due to the oil and gas drilling boom. North Dakota has unemployment of just 3.1% and…

Unemployment is caused by poor sales, not regulations

The primary cause of unemployment, says a survey a business owners, is poor sales. Concerns about regulations are a distant third. It’s not surprising that regulatory uncertainty seems to have such marginal economic effects. Regulations do impose burdens on businesses,…

Craigslist jobless desperate for work

USA Today Craigslist… is a portal into the misery of people who are struggling to find jobs. Posts from people who are desperate for work read like Haiku poems that detail hard times and fear. Meanwhile, D.C. continues to be…