• Q2 2017 GDP Growth 2.6%

    Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.6% in the second quarter of 2017 (Q2 2017) according to the “advance” estimate released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on 28 July 2017.   2.6% is a positive sign for the U.S. economy and a potential pivot point for President Trump’s bold plan to grow GDP to an annual rate of 4%, create 25 million new jobs and get the “American economy back on track”.  To ...
  • Jobenomics Freedom Farms

    Background:  Jobenomics is partnered with ACTS Freedom Farms of America (FFA) to produce over 25,000 highly-scalable U.S. micro-farms, employing over 100,000 net new jobs in the next five years.  Our initial pilot projects will focus on veteran-owned businesses—one of the primary focus areas of Jobenomics.  ACTS FFA plans to start operations in early 2017 upon receipt of a $100+ million dollar investment and line of credit. Vision:  ACTS FFA is a solution to the world’s food shortage utilizing controlled-environment agriculture ...
  • President Trump’s “Bringing Back Jobs and Growth” Vision

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 2 of 20).   According the White House website,  “To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth….that starts with pro-growth tax reform to help American workers and businesses keep more of their hard-earned dollars.”  While the business acumen of President Trump and his Cabinet gives Jobenomics a sense of optimism, Jobenomics ...
  • President Trump’s New Economy Challenge

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 1 of 20).   President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth.  Since Jobenomics deals with the economics of business and job creation, the 20 million followers in the Jobenomics National Grassroots Movement enthusiastically support such a bold plan.  To make this plan a reality, the incoming Trump Administration will have to focus not only on the old ...
  • NC Center of Innovation Network Leading Jobenomics North Carolina

    Job development efforts, including a big emphasis on STEM training and employment, are getting a major boost in North Carolina. Greensboro-based North Carolina Center of Innovation Network is partnering with Jobenomics as part of a national effort to create 20 million jobs.
  • News on Jobenomics Baltimore City’s Minority-Owned Business Plan

    Jobenomics: Baltimore City’s Minority-Owned Business Plan by: Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway Sr. Special to the AFRO November 30, 2016 Download This Article from Afro-American Newspaper  (the Afro-American newspaper is the is the leading news provider for African Americans in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area and the longest running African American, family-owned newspaper in the US.) Download Jobenomics Baltimore City Plan The Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway Sr. (Courtesy Photo) Baltimore has a long history of creating minority-owned businesses and ...
  • News on Jobenomics Baltimore

    ‘Jobenomics Baltimore City’ Seeks Restoration of Baltimore’s Labor Force by: Rev. Dr. Alvin Hathaway, Sr. Special to the AFRO / (Courtesy Photo) / November 26, 2016 Download This Article Earlier this year, the Jobenomics Baltimore City initiative, part of the Jobenomics National Grassroots Movement is trying to achieve with local communities, was contacted by West Baltimore community leaders in regard to developing a Jobenomics Baltimore small business and job creation plan. Based on statistical research, neighborhood tours and meetings with ...
  • Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: Q3 2016

    Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: Q3 2016 By: Chuck Vollmer 19 November 2016 Jobenomics reports on U.S. unemployment and employment statistics, characteristics and trends.  This 140-page Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: Q3 2016 report focuses on the employed and working population, U.S. labor force gains, economic growth, income opportunity, contingent workforce, education and training, workfare, and city and state initiatives.  The top three conclusions are: Near-term economic and employment outlook is positive. Mid-term economic and employment outlook is troublesome. Long-term challenges to ...
  • Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis: Q3 2016

    Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis: Q3 2016 By: Chuck Vollmer 28 October 2016 Jobenomics reports on U.S. unemployment and employment statistics, characteristics and trends.  This 70-page Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis: Q3 2016 report focuses on the unemployed and underemployed, labor force losses, economic sustainability, income inequality, voluntary workforce departures and non-working population, welfare, and the small business creation solution.  The 140-page Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: Q3 2016 report focuses on the employed and working population, U.S. labor force gains, economic growth, ...
  • Jobenomics Baltimore City

    Jobenomics Baltimore City By: Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway, Commissioner of the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, and Chuck Vollmer, Jobenomics Founder and President 23 June 2016 Download complete presentation at: Jobenomics-Baltimore-City-White-Paper-13-September-2016 Jobenomics Baltimore City Presentation – 23 July 2016 Jobenomics is pleased to announce a partnership with leading community leaders, led by Dr. Al Hathaway, Commissioner of the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board.  Jobenomics Baltimore City’s goal is to restore the inner-city labor force by creating 100,000 net new jobs in Baltimore City ...
  • Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis: Q2 2016

    Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis: Q2 2016      By: Chuck Vollmer Contact information: cvollmer@jobenomics.com Download 50-page report at: Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis – Q2 2016 – 6 August 2016 6 August 2016 Jobenomics reports on U.S. unemployment and employment size, characteristics and trends.   This Analysis focuses on how the U.S. government reports on unemployment and income statistics, why Americans who can work chose not to work, and the impact of 109.8 million non-working able-bodied citizens are having on the U.S. ...
  • Jobenomics Community-Based Business Generators

     Jobenomics Community-Based Business Generators By: Chuck Vollmer 16 August 2016 Download PDF: Jobenomics Community-Based Business Generators – 16 August 2016 The way that government and big business can plan, manage and support small business and job creation is via community-based business incubators, business accelerators and business generators. Business incubators tend to focus high-tech, silver bullet innovations that have extraordinary growth and employment potential.   Business accelerators focus on expanding existing businesses in order to make them larger and more profitable.  The ...
  • Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: Q2 2016

    Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: Q2 2016 By: Chuck Vollmer 31 July 2016 Download 100-page report at: Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis – Q2 2016 – 31 July 2016 Jobenomics reports on U.S. employment and unemployment size, characteristics and trends.   This Employment Analysis focuses on the U.S. labor force, business and job creation, and transformative trends—with emphasis on the 60 million workers in the rapidly growing, and underreported, contingent workforce.  The companion Unemployment Analysis focuses on how the U.S. government reports on ...
  • Jobenomics Delaware

    Jobenomics Delaware Initiative (JDI) By: La Mar Gunn, Candidate for Lt. Governor 30 June 2016 Download presentation and white paper at: Jobenomics Delaware Presentation – 23 June 2016 Jobenomics Delaware White Paper 30 June 2016   After ten years of effort, hundreds of meetings with policy-makers, thousands of meetings with business and community leaders and an outreach effort to over two million people, many Americans believe that the Jobenomics Plan for America is the most mature and comprehensive business and ...
  • 2016 State of the U.S. Labor Force

    2016 State of the U.S. Labor Force By: Chuck Vollmer 11 January 2016 Download a copy of this report at:  2016 U.S. Labor Force State-of-the-Union 11 Jan 2015 Executive Summary.  To get a true picture of the 2016 state of the U.S. labor force, one must examine all three labor force categories reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Employed, Unemployed and Not-in-Labor-Force) as opposed to focusing on the “official” Unemployed rate known as the U3 rate, which represents ...
  • Jobenomics-New York City

    Jobenomics launches New York City initiative to create 1 million net new jobs in New York City over the next decade. This initiative is lead by Rev, Michel Faulkner, a former New York Jets NFL player, who started the Institute for Leadership in Harlem to identify and train potential small business startups in association with Jobenomics. Michel Faulkner is also a candidate for Mayor of New York and a former candidate for the U.S. Congress. (Faulkner for NYC Mayor Website ...
  • Urban Mining

    Urban Mining www.Jobenomics.com By: Chuck Vollmer 2 August 2015  Download PDF Version: Jobenomics Urban Mining – August 2015 Urban mining is defined as a process of reclaiming raw materials and metals from municipal waste streams including construction and demolition material (C&D), municipal solid waste (MSW), electronic waste (e-waste) and tires.  These waste streams contain combustible and non-combustible materials.  Combustibles are carbon-based matter that has caloric value that can be converted to marketable products via waste-to-organic and energy via waste-to-energy technologies.  Non-combustible ...
  • Energy Technology Revolution

    Energy Technology Revolution (Executive Summary Only) www.Jobenomics.com By: Chuck Vollmer 18 June 2015 Two global technology revolutions are occurring today— the Energy Technology Revolution (ETR) and the Network Technology Revolution (NTR).   Jobenomics addresses the NTR in a separate document (see http://jobenomicsblog.com/network-technology-revolution/). The objective of this ETR report is to help decision-makers and opinion-leaders focus on the strategic value of the ETR with emphasis on the economics of business and job creation—the mission of Jobenomics. This report addresses emerging ETR technologies, ...
  • Minority-Owned Businesses

    Download PDF Version: Minority-Owned Businesses – 10 Jan 2014 Minority-Owned Businesses www.Jobenomics.com By: Chuck Vollmer 10 January 2014 Executive Summary.   Today, there are 6 million minority-owned businesses in the US.  Jobenomics advocates a national goal of 18 million by year 2020—a goal that is achievable and necessary.  Race and ethnicity are important elements of America’s economic equation.  Jobenomics forecasts that income opportunity (see Income Inequality versus Opportunity posting) will become a leading domestic issue as minorities assert their growing demographic, ...
  • Fastest Growing Occupations

    Download PDF Version: Fastest Growing Occupations – 22 Oct 2013 22 October 2013 As discussed in the latest monthly Jobenomics Employment Report, 84.3% of all new jobs this decade have been created in four of the thirteen US industry groups.  The fastest growing industry is Professional and Business Services with 2.131 million new jobs followed by Trade, Transportation and Utilities with 1.498 million; Education and Health Services with 1.385 million; and Leisure and Hospitality with 1.278 million for a grand ...
  • Consumption-Based Economy

    Download PDF Version: Consumption-Based Economy 2 Sep 2013 2 September 2013 The USA is a consumption-based economy and America is a consumption-driven society.  Neither fact is necessarily good or bad.  It is the way America has operated for a century.  The issues at hand are (1) whether America can sustain high rates of consumption in an ever changing geo-political/economic environment, and (2) what are the consequences of a reduced consumption-based economy? Consumption is an economic function that is defined as ...
  • Stock Markets and The Fed

    Download PDF Version: Stock Market and The Fed 1 July 2013 1 July 2013 US stock market performance has been phenomenal since the depths of the Great Recession.  Since March 2009, all three major US indices (Dow Jones, S&P 500 and NASDAQ) have experienced a 4 ½ year bull market as shown below—up as high as 163%. The big questions facing economists, policy-makers, opinion-leaders and investors are whether (1) this bull market will continue, (2) can the stock markets operate ...
  • Manufacturing Industry Forecast

    Executive Summary:  US manufacturing is not likely to employ significantly more Americans than it currently employs. Overview:  Manufacturing is a vital component of our economy.  Unfortunately, Americans have unrealistic expectations regarding the role of the manufacture sector in our economic recovery as well as jobs creation.  The American economy is dominated by service-providing industries that employ the 86% of all Americans. Manufacturing (part of the goods-producing sector) employs only 9%.  Correspondingly, American policy-makers and opinion-leaders do disservice to the American ...
  • Construction Industry Forecast

    Highlights of this posting: The US construction industry was one of the hardest hit industries in the Great Recession and is the second worst industry in terms of employment of the ten private sectors industries. Overall construction industry employment is down -29% with the residential sector down -42%, nonresidential (commercial building) down -23% and the non-building publically financed infrastructure/heavy construction/civil engineering sector down -18%.  The official unemployment rate for this industry is 14.2% as of June 2012.  Overall construction industry ...
  • Nation of Shopkeepers

    The epithet “Nation of Shopkeepers” was used by Napoleon to infer that a British merchant society was incapable of effectively waging war against the mighty nation of France.  Napoleon was wrong.   British merchants and industry provided the resources that enabled England, with half the population of France, to win the Napoleonic Wars. The phrase, “Nation of Shopkeepers”, did not originate with Napoleon. It first appeared in The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith in 1776.   Smith believed that when individuals ...