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Job Growth Uncertainties: What Is Causing Them?

ArmchairPoliticianJobs, June 5, 2017, Brad Peery, WWW.ArmchairPolitician.US, ArmchairPolitician.US@gmail.com

Job growth has suddenly declined sharply, but it is accompanied by a 4.3% level of unemployment, the lowest unemployment rate since May 2001. The May jobs report, which had job gains at 138,000, was particularly weak and unexpected. The March and April jobs numbers were revised downward […]

The Realities of the BLS Unemployment Statistics. Real Unemployment Is Substantially Under-Reported

Blog Post by Brad Peery

Feb 27, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicated the Unemployment Rate was 4.6% in November, 2016. This does not appear to be an accurate statistic, due to the way unemployment is defined by the BLS. In order to be in the labor force, a person either must have […]

Trade Deficit Issue: The Largest Trade Deficits are with Mexico, Germany, Japan and China. Autos are an Important Component.

Feb 26, 2017

ArmchairPolitician.US Blog Post by Brad Peery

The four largest US trade deficits, in 2016, were with China, ($347 billion), Japan ($69 billion), Germany ($65 billion), and Mexico ($63 billion).

The US imported $78 billion of cars and auto parts from Mexico in 2015. The US trade deficit with Mexico was $58 billion […]

Trade Policies: What are the Global Connections Between US Manufacturing Jobs and Eliminating Trade Deficits?

President Trump had a meeting with manufacturing CEOs yesterday, and Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State, and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly met with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray.

President Trump stated in his meeting that 70,000 factories have closed since China joined the WTO (World Trade Organization) in 2001, and since the […]