• Gender Pay Gap

    The gender pay gap is a highly-charged political and social issue.  Unfortunately, few Americans fully understand the data behind gender income inequality.  While it is true that American men make more than women, the gap is narrowing.  In 2016, American women earned only 2.4% less, or 98 cents on every dollar, than men in similar jobs, according PayScale, a leading U.S. online compensation information company.[1]  This 2.4% figure is a far cry from the widely advertised 76% number by activists.  ...
  • Jobenomics Employment & GDP Report: 9 October 2017

    Executive Summary.  The Trump Administration’s bold economic and job creation vision (i.e., sustained 4% GDP growth and 25 million new jobs) is facing stiff headwinds from the opposition, Washington and even the weather (Hurricanes).  This vision is likely to fall short unless the Trump Administration places as much attention on small and micro-business creation and sustainment as it does on big business.  As addressed in this analysis, recent employment and economic reports present a mixed picture on President Trump’s progress ...
  • Paris Climate Accord?

    In December 2015, the Obama Administration committed to the Paris Climate Accord to reduce toxic greenhouse gases and reduce “economy-wide” emissions by as much as 28% by 2025 via the implementation of ultra-clean renewable energy sources.  Unfortunately, this ambitious goal was “a bridge too far” given America’s inability to implement new renewable energy sources and willingness to retire traditional “dirty” sources of fuel.  In June 2017, the Trump Administration announced that the United States planned to withdraw from the Paris ...
  • Merit-Based DACA?

    Download complete article: Merit-Based DACA – 7 September 2017 The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by an Executive Order from President Obama in June 2012 to protect children of illegal immigrants from being deported.  The program was deemed “unconstitutional” by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and formally rescinded by the Trump administration in September 2017 with the caveat that implementation be delayed by six months to give Congress enough time to deal with the disposition of nearly 800,000 ...
  • Jobenomics August 2017 Employment Report Analysis

    Executive Summary. The two primary sources for U.S. labor force data are the monthly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Summary, a monthly summary of all U.S. government and private sector employment, and the ADP National Employment Report, a monthly survey of employment by 400,000 U.S. private sector businesses by the ADP Research Institute in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  For August 2017, the BLS reported that total nonfarm payroll employment increased by only 156,000 in August, which is ...
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