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The Employment Situation: November 2008
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) respectively, will hold a hearing on the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly employment figures with Commissioner Keith Hall on Friday, December 5, 2008 at 9:30 am in Room TBA. Rep. Maloney will preside over the hearing, entitled “The Employment Situation: November 2008.” In the wake of ten straight months of job losses, Dr. Hall will assess the recent developments in the labor market.
The Majority Staff of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress seeks staff economists with a serious interest in public policy research. Subject areas of interest include macroeconomics, the Federal budget and tax policy, health care policy, energy markets, the U.S. labor market and work-life issues. Successful candidates will have strong communication skills. The position requires independent research as well as working closely with other economists on the staff, in the federal government, and academics throughout the country. A full-time, professional staff position is being offered, but single-year appointments will be considered. A Ph.D. in economics or a related field, or commensurate work experience, is required. Capitol Hill experience is also a plus.
Schumer: Official Economic Recession Label Isn't News to American Families
Today, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the U.S. economy began a recession in December of last year. U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement in reaction to their findings:
“It isn’t news to American families that for the last several months our economy has been in a recession, but Washington needs to act quickly to make sure this recession doesn’t get deeper or last a day longer than it has to.” – Sen. Schumer
Washington, D.C. – Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly jobs report for October. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the report:
“Today's unemployment numbers are shocking, even worse than expected. These numbers show better than anything else the magnitude of the economic difficulties President Obama will face when he takes office. We must unite behind him and pass a strong, deep and effective stimulus package.” – Sen. Schumer