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  Full employment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is the estimated "structural" unemployment rate, (the unemployment when there is full employment), plus and minus, the standard error of the estimate.
The active pursuit of national full employment through interventionist government policies is associated with Keynesian economics and marked the postwar agenda of many Western nations, until the stagflation of the 1970s.
Australia was the first country in the world in which full employment in a free society was made official policy by its government.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Full_employment   (1109 words)

 Full employment: Don't give it up without a fight
Aside from that, at full employment the number of workers seeking jobs matches up neatly with the needs of employers; the supply of and demand for labor are in equilibrium, and the labor force is fully utilized.
The move toward full employment was extremely beneficial to millions of working families whose fortunes had been battered by slack demand for decades.
Employment rates grew fastest for the least skilled, increasing 4 percentage points from 1995 to 2000, while the rates for other education categories was fairly constant (the overall rate grew by 1.6 percentage points).
www.epinet.org /content.cfm/workingpapers_full-employment   (2899 words)

 David Francis: Is Full Employment Possible? (December 1945)
The entire dispute over the Full Employment Bill, the fact that most trade unions are supporting it, and the special role of Wallace, all give rise to questions of prime importance to the workers of America and their organizations.
Full employment does not mean that every American between the ages of 14 and 65 will have a job or even that all those who want to work will have jobs.
Full employment is impossible under capitalism, with the single exception of war or large-scale war expenditures.
www.marxists.org /history/etol/newspape/ni/vol11/no09/francis.htm   (4270 words)

 TAP: Vol 12, Iss. 19. Full Employment at Risk. Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Aside from that, at full employment the number of workers seeking jobs matches up neatly with the needs of employers; the supply of labor and the demand for it are in equilibrium, and the available labor force is fully utilized.
The most important result of all this labor-market tightening is that these employment gains translated into higher wages and incomes for broad groups of working-class families who had seen their incomes stagnate over the previous few decades.
In some ways, employment rates--the share of the population employed--are more revealing than unemployment rates, because the former also capture how a tight labor market draws in people who were formerly not even looking for work (and thus not counted among the unemployed).
www.prospect.org /print/V12/19/bernstein-j.html   (1784 words)

 Road to full employment - The Washington Times: Commentary - December 19, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
If employment growth between now and the end of next year is at the low end of the probable range, rising at a modest 1½ percent annual rate, it may be enough to halt the downtrend in labor force participation, but probably not enough to increase it much.
Were employment to increase at the 2 percent rate, and the participation rate responded strongly by three-tenths of a percentage point yearly, it would still take until late 2008 to achieve an unemployment rate in the low 4 percent range.
Employment growth in the middle of the probable range, averaging about 200,000 a month, with only a small rise in labor force participation, would lower unemployment modestly, to 5.1 percent a year from now.
www.washtimes.com /commentary/20041218-100133-1791r.htm   (875 words)

 ILO - China: Prospects for full employment - Thomas G. Rawski
The biggest contributions on both sides of the ledger: steep employment growth in township-village (TVE) enterprises, large contributions of private enterprise to incremental employment, flight from farming, and, most recently, mass urban layoffs, are unanticipated consequences of reforms that did not target employment or labour markets.
During the 1980s, formal employment absorbed half of the labour force increment, with new positions in TVE firms and in urban formal employment each equivalent to roughly one-fourth of the labour force increment.
Urban bias is another historic component of Chinese public policy that permeates the entire economy, accelerating the population shift from villages to towns, forcing urban communities to respond to the pressure of successive waves of migrants, and exacerbating tensions between newcomers and privileged urban residents.
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/strat/publ/etp47.htm   (9388 words)

 Full Employment: definition and impact on Canadians' lives
Full employment occurs when the economy is producing to its maximum sustainable capacity, using labour, technology, land, capital and other factors of production to their fullest potential.
In a situation of full employment, some workers may still be unemployed if they are temporarily between jobs and searching for new employment (this is called ‘frictional unemployment’;).
Governments seek to maintain full employment by means of fiscal and monetary policies.
canadianeconomy.gc.ca /english/economy/fullemployment.html   (140 words)

 Full Employment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Full Employment is a job and worker development concept that moves welfare, unemployment and food stamp recipients into the active workforce and out of dependency on government support.
The American Institute for Full Employment has been both a pioneer and a major force in developing, promoting and implementing the work-based approach to welfare reform.
Its Full Employment Program has been enacted into law or implemented without legislation in 14 states.
www.fullemployment.org /FullEmploy.htm   (191 words)

 Principles of Macroeconomics, Section 5: Full-Employment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Full employment, or the natural rate of unemployment, is considered to be consistent with a level of unemployment that predominantly comprises voluntarily unemployed workers.
Leaving the nuances of who is part of the labor force for the main text, the rate of unemployment consistent with full employment is a major issue for economic policymakers.
The consensus among policymakers today is that the full employment rate of unemployment is roughly 4.5%.
colorado.edu /Economics/courses/econ2020/section5/full-employment.html   (1433 words)

 Employment Situation Summary
THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION: OCTOBER 2006 Employment increased in October, and the unemployment rate declined to 4.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.
Employment Status of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees (Household Survey Data) Beginning in October 2005, questions were added to the household survey to identify persons who evacuated from their homes, even temporarily, due to Hurricane Katrina.
Employment status of the Hispanic or Latino population by sex and age
www.bls.gov /news.release/empsit.nr0.htm   (1870 words)

 Asia Times: On offer: A full employment program for
Full employment with price and currency stability can be achieved with a Public Service Employment (PSE) program in which the Hong Kong government funds a job offer for any legal resident who is ready, willing and able to work, regardless of education, work experience, or the performance of the economy.
Some may be concerned with the financial cost of government-supported full employment, or, more specifically, with the impact on the government's budget.
But full employment has a positive impact on government revenue by offsetting economic contraction and can reduce budgetary outlays on unemployment, welfare and crime prevention programs.
www.atimes.com /china/DC30Ad02.html   (2050 words)

 Full Employment: Toward Economic Equality For Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I don't need to tell you that a full employment policy is a fundamental part of improving women's economic situation.
What is needed to bring women's employment situation to a par with men is not merely more government programs, but an entire reconceptualization by policy-makers of women's role in the labor force.
The current view of equal employment opportunity is that women who are like men should be treated equally with men.
www.jofreeman.com /lawandpolicy/fullemploy.htm   (1385 words)

 US near full employment, White House says - Boston.com
The U.S. jobless rate is near historic lows and the economy close to full employment, a White House economic adviser said on Monday, suggesting the job market will not regain the luster of the high-tech boom.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. jobless rate is near historic lows and the economy close to full employment, a White House economic adviser said on Monday, suggesting the job market will not regain the luster of the high-tech boom.
Wading into the debate over whether America's employment picture is as good as it is going to get, the White House Council of Economic Advisers said labor force participation likely peaked in the 1997-2000 boom and will now decline as the population ages.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2006/02/13/us_near_full_employment_white_house_says   (607 words)

 A Full-Employment Recession, Eh?
So, if the labor market numbers are to be believed, Rhode Island recently attained full employment largely as the result of its residents having to go out of state for jobs.
A year ago, the most recent data indicated that payroll employment had been falling (year-over-year) for every month since May. The conventional wisdom back then was that Rhode Island was in a recession that it would have been unable to escape in 1996.
I expect to see both payroll employment and the unemployment rate to be revised upward, and resident employment to be lowered.
members.cox.net /lardaro/afull.htm   (603 words)

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 Employment Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The theory, set forth by economist John Maynard Keynes, contends that unemployment is caused by insufficient aggregate demand relative to the possible aggregate supply generated by full employment.
The original bill, called the Full Employment Bill of 1946, was introduced in the House as H.R. 2202 and introduced without change by Congressman Wright Patman in the Senate as S. The bill represented a concerted effort to develop a broad economic policy for the country.
The Employment Act of 1946 was a definitive attempt by the federal government to develop macroeconomic policy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Employment_Act   (857 words)

 Full Employment and Monetary Policy
The full significance of this success can only be appreciated if one takes into account the vehemence of the pro-inflationist propaganda of university teachers and of "progressive" politicians and journalists.
The weakness of the small group advocating sound monetary policy and fighting all inflationary measures is their disinclination to attack the "full employment" doctrine openly and directly.
Certainly there are men with the courage to risk their careers or even their personal safety by criticizing the "full employment" doctrine.
www.mises.org /efandi/ch16.asp   (2272 words)

 Full Employment and Affirmative Action
Recent political attacks on the aims and practices of affirmative action in employment have sought to mislead working class opinion with the claim that the pressures on white men stem from the unfair employment of minorities.
When nineteen million people who desire employment aren't able to get it, along with millions more who don't earn enough to bring them and their families above the poverty line, an environment of political scapegoating and social hostility is created.
This is why the advocates of affirmative action must carefully link their struggle for social justice with efforts to achieve full employment.
www.njfac.org /us7.htm   (1290 words)

Traditional approaches addressing either unemployment or environmental degradation are insufficient to achieve full employment or environmental sustainability, and often proposals to attain one of these goals appear inconsistent with the other.
The traditional approaches to promoting full employment range from mainstream neoclassical prescriptions based on the view that unfettered markets will tend to full employment on their own to mainstream Keynesian and Post Keynesian approaches that emphasize demand management via fiscal and monetary policy.
Keynes demonstrated that the neoclassical view of the macroeconomy was flawed and the economy does not tend to full employment, even under competitive conditions (although Keynes also rejected some of the assumptions of the neoclassical model, such as perfect knowledge).
cas.umkc.edu /econ/AFEE/FE_and_ES.html   (10302 words)

 Employment Classifications
It is the policy of Memorial Hospital Los Banos to assign employees to a specific employment category in order to determine eligibility and accrual percentages for various benefits.
The first 90 calendar days of employment is considered as the "Probationary Period".
The employment relationship can be terminated by the employee or the employer at any time during or after the Probationary Period, for any reason, without any advance notice.
www.memoriallosbanos.org /employment/emp_classifications.html   (371 words)

 Charles County Government - La Plata, MARYLAND
Applicants must submit a completed Charles County Government employment application and resume by the closing date to be considered for this position.
Applicants must complete a Charles County Government employment application by the closing date to be considered for this position.
Employment applications are available at the Charles County Government Building in the Department of Human Resources, La Plata, Md., at all Charles County Libraries, and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations in Waldorf, Maryland.
www.charlescounty.org /hr/employment/jobs/default.jsp   (301 words)

 Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the past, the country's economic policy had been defined by the Employment Act of 1946, which encouraged the federal government to pursue "maximum employment, production, and purchasing power" through cooperation with private enterprise.
Furthermore, Congress encouraged the government to develop a sound monetary policy, controlling inflation and pushing toward full employment by managing the amount and liquidity of currency in circulation.
The language of the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act was amended twice by riders attached to unrelated or distantly related legislation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Humphrey_Hawkins_Full_Employment_Act   (765 words)

 Determination of high unemployment rate changing - Jun. 19, 2003
While the rate was nearly a nine-year high, it still was a far cry from the 7.8 percent peak it hit after the 1990-91 recession and the nasty 10.8-percent peak it hit in 1982.
In fact, 6 percent unemployment was -- in the early 1990s -- considered by many economists to be "full employment," or labor-market nirvana, the level at which the economy was growing strongly, but not so strongly that it fueled inflation.
"The full employment situation reinforces itself," said former Labor Department economist Jared Bernstein, now with the Economic Policy Institute and co-author of a recent book, "The Benefits of Full Employment," which urges policy makers to aim for much lower unemployment.
money.cnn.com /2003/06/19/news/economy/jobless_rate/index.htm   (664 words)

 Full Time Employment Questions - QuikTrip's FAQ's
Key factors in employment performance are customer service, cash and inventory accuracy, customer service, teamwork, customer service, work pace and of course, customer service.
QuikTrip staffs additional relief employment to fill in when people are sick or on vacation.
Extra full time / part time shifts are occasionally available for those who want to volunteer for additional overtime work.
www.quiktrip.com /jobs/faq.asp   (617 words)

 Full Employment and the Welfare State
Hence a virtuous circle was postulated between the welfare state and full employment.
It turned out to be possible to combine full employment with high economic security and a gradually more even distribution of income, which are important ambitions of the welfare state.
In the 1930s and 1940s, Keynesian visions of full employment and Beveridge-inspired ideas of a universal welfare state grew up in about the same intellectual environment.
ideas.repec.org /p/hhs/iiessp/0617.html   (801 words)

 USA Career Services - Full-Time Employment
The Career Employment Assistance Program at USA Career Services is designed to assist graduating students and alumni with the job search process.
Remember, that you are not eligible for employment unless you register with USA Career Services.
If you are not registered and want more information, please contact USA Career Services at (251) 460-6188 for more information or you can click to learn about the registration process.
www.southalabama.edu /usa/careerservices/ftemployment.html   (190 words)

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