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Jobs in America Vol. IV - Wages and Earnings

by btower Mon Feb 13th, 2006 at 10:01:42 AM EST


Holy Bush
, look at this, Republican administrations are bad for American Workers. You can just slap me stupid and call me Rummy.

Today's topic in the endlessly interesting (for data freaks) Jobs in America Series is the growth of wages over the Reign of King George II, Royal Emperor of the Kingdom of Bribealot. All Hail the King, kneel before his Highness, else you may be hit with the royal bull excrement which flows from his magnificence.  Bow especially deep if he and the Members of The Royal Court are discussing the economy lest Prince Dicky has another vision from the Gods and thinks you look like a quail.

In the previous three episodes a few brave souls sat through endless charts detailing Unemployment (Vol.I), Employment by Age (Vol.II), Employment by Industry (Vol. III), so now I'll take you on a fantasy tour of Workers Wages. Please join me below the fold, Hands and Feet must remain inside the car at all times, No Flash Photography please.

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Jobs in America Vol. III - Employment by Industry

by btower Sat Feb 11th, 2006 at 05:31:14 PM EST

Jobs in America Volume III - Jobs Growth by Industry

This is obviously the third in a series of explorations of Job data graciously published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, therefore here are the requisite links to the two previous posts, which might be of some interest.  Volume I covers Unemployment statistics.   Volume II looks at employment by age, the fastest growth in employment is in the over 75 crowd, now there is a surprise.  Perhaps Medicare D will change that.  Yeah right.

 Jobs in America - Volume  I - Employment Data

Jobs In America Vol. II - Employment by age

On to today's topic, Job Growth (or lack thereof) by industry.  Not quite as exciting as exposes of the criminal activities in the Royal Family in the Kingdom of Bribealot, but for those of us peon's who must work for a living, this is reasonably important stuff.  

Still with me?  There are pretty pictures below, really, I mean it.  Want some candy?

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Jobs in America Vol.II - Employment by Age

by btower Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 02:34:00 PM EST

In keeping with Jobs in America Vol. I - Unemployment  I humbly introduce Jobs In America Vol.II a look at Employment by Age Groups to satisfy your insomnia curing needs. Since a good portion of people on this site are European for some odd reason, I know you'll need all the non-medicinal sleeping aids you can get, because you probably don't have TV ads for 20 different kinds of sleeping pils. 

The impact of the economy over the past 5 years of the Reign of King Georgie II - Holy Emperor of Bribealot has dimmed the prospects of those young whippersnappers we are all counting on to support us in our old age, or maybe they are just lazy which is forcing us old farts to work as greeters at Wal-Mart far into our "Golden Years".  (No offense to the young or to the AARP)

More below the fold....

Note:For you Europeans and other international types, the AARP is the political association for old people, we call them the brown pants. Here in the US we must be careful when discussing their "issues" or else a herd of blue haired ladies will chase you down like "The Night of the Living Dead" and gum you to the point of irritation.

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Jobs in America Vol.I - Job Creation

by btower Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 03:05:50 PM EST

How Bushco has failed at Job Creation

Originally Published on dkos Jan 9th, 2006, republished at the request of rdf.
Over the past couple of weeks we've heard from the right on the status of the economy and the success of the Bushco tax cuts in stimulating economic growth.  While I don't intend on addressing the impact of the tax cuts directly, I'm going to take a look at some of the economic statistics which have an affect on the overwhelming majority of Americans. Today's topic is unemployment.


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Beware the Cheap Chinese SUV

by btower Thu Oct 20th, 2005 at 08:28:09 PM EST

I can't quite figure out why they bothered to put airbags in this thing....

Chinese 4x4 gets zero in safety test

The first Chinese car to be sold in Europe has scored zero - the worst-ever score - in safety tests.

The JiangLing Landwind was displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show last
week and is expected to arrive in British showrooms within months. It is
already on sale in Holland, Germany and Belgium and has been billed as the
vanguard of a new invasion of Chinese vehicles.

The two-ton 4x4 scored zero stars in crash tests last week by the ADAC,
the German automobile club, which carries out tests for Euro NCAP. "It
had a catastrophic result,"said a spokesman for the ADAC. "In our
20-year history no car has performed as badly."
Testers calculated that a driver would be unlikely to survive a head-on
collision at 40mph, and in a side-on collision at 30mph the driver would
suffer severe head and chest injuries due to a lack of side protection.

"This car seems to belong in the 1990s in terms of engineering,> "
said Chris Patience, head of technical policy at the AA Motoring Trust.
" We will wait for the official Euro NCAP results, but if it really is
that bad we hope people will think very carefully before buying this car."

With an expected £10,000 price tag, the Landwind is designed to rival
cars such as the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson, both about £5,000 more
expensive. The Chinese maker plans to sell at least 1,000 models before
July 2006.

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Stay away, stay very far away.

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