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Democrat Run Detroit Ranks #1 America’s Most Miserable City

Democrat Run Detroit Ranks #1 America’s Most Miserable City

We looked at the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas and divisions in the U.S. to determine America’s Most Miserable Cities. The minimum population to be eligible was 259,000. We ranked each area on 9 factors, including average unemployment rate between 2010 and 2012; median commute times to work for 2011 based on U.S. Census data; violent crimes per capita from the FBI’s 2011 Uniform Crime Report. We included three housing [...]

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Prison Check? Inmates Collect Unemployment

DID YOU KNOW that Philadelphia prison inmates collected unemployment benefits while sitting in their cells? They did: 1,162 of them got an average of $344 a week for, on average, 18 weeks. That’s more than $7 million. And many of the 25,500 inmates in other county jails in Pennsylvania did the same. We’re talking cash for cons – tens of millions of tax dollars paid by employers and employees fraudulently [...]

White House Statement on December Jobs Report

White House Statement on December Jobs Report

Statement on the Employment Situation in December   WASHINGTON, DC – Alan B. Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, issued the following statement today on the employment situation in December. You can view the statement HERE.   The Employment Situation in December Posted by Alan B. Krueger on January 4, 2013 at 9:30 am   While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that [...]

GOP Response to the November Jobs Report

GOP Response to the November Jobs Report

Leader Cantor: Today’s Report Underscores How Important It Is That We Focus On Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement on the national unemployment report for the month of November: “Today’s unemployment report underscores how important it is that we focus on jobs. Millions of hardworking Americans are fixated on finding a job, yet President Obama is fixated on taking more money [...]

How many companies have announced Layoffs since Election?

How many companies have announced Layoffs since Election?

Job loss an early consequence of election The companies announcing layoffs now include: Westinghouse Westinghouse Anniston, the contractor responsible for shutting down Anniston’s chemical weapons incinerator, has reduced its workforce by another 50 employees via Workforce at Anniston weapons incinerator cut by another 50 employees Research in Motion Research in Motion Ltd., the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, laid off about 200 people at its U.S. headquarters in Irving on Wednesday, [...]