"Let's not just say, 'The whole jobs market has gone, everything is a disaster.' There are positive signs globally. What you have got to do with the job market is really understand the locum job market: it is not just one market. Everything does not operate just like the US, just like the UK. Job markets are very specific," David Arkless, president of corporate and government affairs at Manpower Group, told CNBC.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the story on the Wall Street protests developing swiftly around the globe.
The ability to lower the high unemployment rate remains one of the economy's biggest challenges, but investors appear to be accustomed to a weak jobs market and are moving on.
”An economic depression occurs only once it becomes painfully obvious that the markets and economy are failing to respond to repeated bouts of policy stimulus,” says economist David Rosenberg.
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As hundreds of corporate leaders from across the country gather in the Buckeye State for the 2011 National Middle Market Summit, the public pressure for job creation has reached a fever pitch.
Fast trader Steve Cortes says this sector is a better read on the labor market than Friday's expected jobs report.
"When we charge directly for our goals, we have big, ugly crashes. Instead we must learn to zigzag," the author writes as explains in this guest post the concept behind his new book, "The Zigzag Principle."
Initial jobless claims rises 6,000 to 401,000 for the week ending October 1, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and CNBC's Rick Santelli.
People are often biased by their immediate surroundings, to the extent that it crowds out other relevant thinking. We econometricians suffer from this; we are constantly trying to counter effectively the bigger influence of more recent data on results
The UK’s central bank, the Bank of England, is expected to hold interest rates at their current level of 0.5 percent on Thursday as the global economic crisis appeared to worsen and the International Monetary Fund warned that a second global recession could not be ruled out.
"It's very conceivable that you could have this 9 percent rate for the next two, three, four years. That doesn't mean companies aren't making money," one market pro says.
Cubicle dwellers of America know they're lucky to have jobs in this tough economy but man, it's not easy! Here are the top complaints in Officeville.
Michael Lewis, acclaimed author of "Moneyball", "The Big Short", "The Blind Side", "The New, New Thing" and the iconic "Liar's Poker" is now out with his latest book, "Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World" - an illuminating look at the global financial meltdown.
Senate Democrats are rewriting portions of President Barack Obama's jobs bill to include a new 5 percent tax on income above $1 million—a proposal that is sure to be blocked by Republicans.
Private sector employment ticked up 91,000 in September, according to the latest ADP data. CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli weigh in.
If you were looking for any investment with double-digit returns, you're out of luck, Pimco co-CIO told CNBC Tuesday. "There are no double-digit returns in any asset class" including stocks, bonds and real estate, Gross said, and won't be for the next few years.
"While leadership turnover continues to be a problem, it’s not a new problem. However, those starting new assignments in today’s economy are under even more pressure to perform – and fast," and this author has a 100-day action plan.
The underlying message of Occupy Wall Street — which spread to Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles on Monday — is something the big banks and corporate America may finally have to grapple with before it actually does become dangerous. What’s the message? The New York Times reports.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details on Ben Bernanke's call that recent indicators point to sluggish job growth ahead; with Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank, and John Lonski, Moody's Capital Markets Research Group.