Effects of Economic Recession on Employment
There is a lot of talk about
economic recession nowadays. People are complaining how economic
recession is making their lives worse. The economic recession often
refers to the two quarters of negative economic growth. A severe
recession which lasts for more than two years, becomes a depression.
Economic Recession: A
Wake Up Call
Economic Recessions Are Normal
How To Survive In An Economic Recession
Tips To Deal With Economic Recession
What Economic Recession Is All About
Teaching Your Kids To Save During Recession
Causes Of Economic Recession
Effects Of Economic Recession On Employment
What Economic Recession Can Do To You
Far-Reaching Economic Recession
How Can Your Business Survive An Economic Recession
How To Save In Times Of Economic Recession
Effects Of Economic Recession On The Youth
How Can You Survive During An Economic Recession
The History Of The American Economic Recession
Economic Recession: What You Should Do To Prevail
How To Deal With Economic Recession
Effects Of Economic Recession On Women
What To Watch Out For During Economic Recession
Suicide And Economic Recession
Defining An Economic Recession
What Is An Economic Recession
How To Survive The Economic Recession
Signs Of Economic Recession
John Schmitt and Dean Baker released a new report on the possible
impact of the recession on What Were In For, Projected Economic
Impact of the Next Recession this year. In their report, the 2008
recession in United States is perceived to raise the national
employment rate between 2.1 and 3.8 percentage points. This would be
an equivalent of between 3.2 million and 5.8 million unemployed
Americans. CalculatedRisk stated, based on this report and United
States recession history, that economic downturn can be measured in
how high the unemployed number of people rises.
Based from the United States recession history, there had been a handful of times when the unemployment rate has risen during an expansion. Unemployment had risen by 0.5 percent or and there were instances that it is less. But this scenarios happen when the country is not under any economic downfall. When the unemployment percentage reaches 0.6 percent, the economy is described to be under a recession. This year, the U.S. unemployment rate is nearly 1.1 percent.
Economists, until now have not yet formally labelled the economic downturn of the United States as an economic recession. Amidst falling home equity, the rising cost of food, health care and housing along with disturbing number of unemployment, economists is still claiming that there is still growth in the economy, even though it is small. People found it unnecessary for a formal announcement to actually feel the recession coming in.
According to Miami Herald, people unemployed are starting get desperate. The number or people out of work for six months or more increased from 160,000 from July to August. There are 10.7 percent of people who would like to have a full time job but
are unable to do so. Due to unavailability of working positions.
It does not matter if you have a college degree under your belt. College graduates this year are also experiencing the highest unemployment rate since 2004 with 2.7 percent. Meanwhile, 9.6 percent of high school graduates are unemployed and this figure is also highest rate since 1996.
Most of the job losses are in the manufacturing sector, which lost 61,000 jobs this year. In the manufacturing industry, Miami Herald cited 20 percent of job loss even though the export numbers are increasing.
Even though the pay or salary is increasing, a 3.6 percent increase compared to 2007 salary, it is insufficient compared to the fast rate of increase in the prices of primary commodities. The consumers buying power is still low. Food and beverage costs are 5.8 percent higher than 2007.
For those who were left employed and thanking their lucky stars, there is still a hitch. Companies are already cutting the health coverage for their employees. Currently, $694 and $3,281, respectively, according to the most recent data by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Economic recession is an event which is very difficult for everybody. Hopefully, the real economic status will be recognized immediately to be properly addressed and solve.