Economic Trends

Costs Need Containment? Balancing Hard and Soft Costs

It probably comes as no surprise that managers at today’s leading companies are increasingly......

Aug 01, 2017

On-Demand Economy Consumers

A recent survey from Glassdoor reveals that 68 percent of people say that salary and compensation......

Jun 01, 2016

What is Helicopter Money?

Late economist Milton Friedman coined the concept of “helicopter money” a few decades......

Apr 01, 2016

6 Trends About Small Business Growth

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) defines a small business as an enterprise having fewer......

Nov 01, 2015

Asians to Surpass Hispanics as Largest Immigrant Group in U.S. in 50 Years

According to estimates in a new study by the Pew Research Center, Asians will surpass Hispanics to......

Nov 01, 2015

U.S. Economy: Disappointing?

Recently, the Bloomberg Economic Surprise Index ranked the U.S. economy as the most disapointing......

May 01, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of......

May 01, 2015

Full Employment: Jobs vs. Inflation

Over the past few weeks, there has been much discussion among economists, analysts, and labor......

Apr 01, 2015

Are Workforce Dropouts Returning to the Job Market?

For the first time in the last six years, the number of people who either have a job or are looking......

Aug 01, 2014

Independence Day 2014

For many, the 4th of July is all about festivities and fireworks. At DCR TrendLine, it's also a day......

Jul 01, 2014

ACA Driving Demand (and Confusion) for Staffing Firms

In 2013, staffing firms hired 11 million temporary and contract workers. The American Staffing......

May 01, 2014

Unemployment Insurance Extensions: A View

Over the past five years, at least 600,000 workers in the United States have been out of the labor......

Feb 01, 2014

Post Shutdown Impact and Recovery

As the year-end and holidays are approaching, researchers and economists are trying to determine if......

Dec 01, 2013

The Government Shutdown: A Crisis for Federal Workers

The United States government underwent a shutdown of over 2 weeks in October of 2013. On October 16,......

Nov 01, 2013

The Shrinking Workforce: Non-Working Population Impact

When both the civilian labor participation rate and the unemployment rate show a downward trend,......

Oct 01, 2013

ACA: Fewer than 95% = 95% Penalty

Even though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has delayed its shared responsibility penalties to 2015,......

Sep 01, 2013

Unemployment Crisis: Unearthing the Facts Behind Official Claims

The BLS divides unemployment into six categories, U1 to U6, that measure different aspects of......

May 01, 2013

Economic Recovery brings Optimism to Temp Employment

According to a Right Management survey of more than 2,000 human resource executives in 14 countries,......

May 01, 2013

I-Squared: Spoiling or Saving the U.S. Economy?

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act,......

May 01, 2013

Temp Growth vs. Long-Term Economy Growth: Is it in Sync?

The temporary worker population has been growing at a very rapid rate, showing an upward movement......

Apr 01, 2013

Hopelessly Unemployed: A Missed Population in Calculation

3.247 million of the population is a huge number of people, especially when they are potentially......

Mar 01, 2013

Fiscal Cliff: Is it on Solid Ground?

With the deficit of $4 trillion income taxes are going up, but only for the rich. However, payroll......

Feb 01, 2013

The Fiscal Cliff and its Impact on Contingent Hiring

Year-end is a stressful and hectic time for most companies.  However, at midnight on December......

Dec 01, 2012

Monthly New Jobs Added – Beyond the Obvious

Every month, there is one count that the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes that everyone looks......

Sep 01, 2012

Secretary of Labor on Twitter on Labor Day: An Analysis

Hilda L. Solis, the U.S. Secretary of Labor and a key member of the Obama administration held a......

Sep 01, 2012

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