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(July 2013) The US private sector added 202,000 jobs in June, which was offset by a decline in public payrolls to give a net addition of 195,000. Upward revisions in job totals for April and May added 70,000 to the size of payrolls in May and the monthly rise in 2013 has averaged at more than 200,000 payroll jobs a month. Since March 2010, the average rise has been at an average of 180,000 jobs a month. Public payrolls have fallen 15,000 a month over the period, offsetting about 9% of the employment gains in the private sector. The jobs growth while moderate is welcome and compares with the estimated 80,000 average monthly growth of the workforce.
(July 2013) There are 3 unemployed workers for every job opening in the US according to data published in June, down from 6.7 to 1 in 2009.
(June 2013) Given the sharp rise in market interest rates over the past couple of months, investors have recently been weighing the potential consequences that higher yields might have on the equity market.
(June 2013) The US added 175,000 jobs in May, which was higher than expected. The private sector's payrolls grew for the 39th consecutive month, rising by 178,000. In taht time public payrolls shrunk by 622,000.
(June 2013) President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced measures to protect tech, finance and retail companies from lawsuits and demands for fees by businesses that abuse the patent system. There is also a commitment that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will “tighten functional claiming,” by better training patent examiners to reject “overly broad” patents - - such as Apple’s patent on the rounded corners of a smartphone. The main target of the actions are what are termed patent trolls - - companies that accumulate patents for the purpose of making money from claiming infringements against companies that are often bogus but sometimes result in profitable shakedowns from high tech companies to avoid costly litigation. A White House commission report said more than 100,000 companies were threatened with infringement last year by patent-assertion entities -- companies whose sole business is to obtain patents and use them to obtain royalties from businesses that make or use products and services.
(May 2013) From swissinfo.ch: Swiss banks will be allowed to pass on more confidential information to the United States authorities to clear up the ongoing tax evasion row between the two countries, the government announced on Wednesday.
(May 2013) With Washington DC obsessed by multiple scandals this week, there was some surprising news on one recent obsession - - the US budget deficit. It is set to fall from 7% of GDP (gross domestic product) in 2012 to 2.1% of the economy in 2015. By 2023, it is forecast to be up to 3.5% of GDP. Federal debt held by the public is projected to remain above 70% of GDP - - far higher than the 39% average seen over the past four decades. (As recently as the end of 2007, federal debt equaled 36% of GDP.)
(May 2013) Different startup companies have different impacts. While both innovation-driven enterprises (IDEs) and traditional small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can provide valuable products and services and create jobs, IDEs - - startups geared towards the challenges of global markets and based on technological, process or business model innovation - - can potentially create hundreds or even thousands of high-skill jobs if they succeed.
(April 2013) Almost two-thirds of the 9.3m people in the US workforce who had STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) degrees in 2010 were employed in non-STEM occupations. Meanwhile a group of eight US senators have proposed raising the ceiling of H1B high skill visas from 65,000 to 110,000 annually. The quota would then increase by up to 10,000 each year until reaching an overall annual cap of 180,000. A new study shows that over the past decade US IT employment has gradually increased, but it only recovered to its 2000–2001 peak level by the end of the decade. IT workers earn the same today as they did, generally, 14 years ago. The report also says: 1) Only about a third of the IT workforce has an IT-related college degree 2) 36% of IT workers do not hold a college degree at all 3) Only 24% of IT workers have a four-year computer science or math degree. Despite calls from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook for more visas for immigrants, the data suggests that the shortage of US STEM graduates is a myth. IT workers, who make up 59% of the entire STEM workforce, are predominantly drawn from fields outside of computer science and mathematics, if they have a college degree at all.
(April 2013) Actuaries have the best job in the United States in 2013 while newspaper reporters have the worst - - based on environment, income, outlook and stress.