MTSU's David Penn says it will take the Middle Tennessee job market until 2014 to recreate all the jobs that have been lost during this recession. On the flip side, that creation should begin by the end of the year, Penn told Thursday's Economic Outlook Conference.
Sep 25, 2009 12:22 AM
Williamson, five other Nashville-area counties post better numbers
Sep 24, 2009 2:50 PM
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich says all those federal billions being pumped into the economy aren't making their way to the common man and woman.
Despite the happy Dow and notwithstanding the upbeat corporate earnings, most corporations are still shedding workers and slashing payrolls. And the big banks still aren't lending to Main Street. Trickle-down economics didn't work when the supply-siders were in charge. And it's not working now, at a time when -- despite all their cries of "socialism" -- big business and Wall Street are more politically potent than ever.
Sep 24, 2009 8:01 AM
Jim Hamilton at Econbrowser does a nice job sifting through recent economic statistics, acknowledging the improvements coming from several areas, but still not walking away with a smile.
I see this as more than the conventional hand-wringing about a "jobless recovery." That phrase might suggest that we're just talking about a replay of the anemic recovery that followed the 2001 recession. In the first 6 months of 2002, nonfarm payrolls fell by 350,000, or 58,000 per month. In July and August of 2009, payrolls fell by 492,000. If the recession really ended in June, as some claim, this is a much more serious problem than we saw in 2002-2003.
Sep 21, 2009 1:01 PM
Music City posts stronger July improvement than peer cities
Sep 2, 2009 2:51 PM
Music City tops national mood
Sep 1, 2009 10:49 AM
The recession's painful toll on the U.S. industrial sector will be long-lasting, Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart told the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.
Lockhart said these 'structural adjustments' in employment will likely weigh down GDP growth in the medium term. But he added that 'stabilization has taken hold, and the beginning stages of recovery are under way.'
Aug 27, 2009 6:42 AM
Recruiter and PEO boss talks about how technology and recession are changing the hiring process [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Aug 23, 2009 10:50 PM
But the 'improvement' isn't for the right reasons
Aug 20, 2009 2:30 PM
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