If every other store in town is paying workers $9 an hour, one offering $8 will find it hard to hire anyone – perhaps not when unemployment is high, but certainly in normal times. Robust competition is a powerful force helping to ensure that workers are paid what they contribute to their employers’ bottom lines.
– Christina Romer
If you’ve got unemployment, low pay, that was just too bad. But that was the system. That was the sort of economy and philosophy against which I was fighting in the 1930s.
– Barbara Castle
Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust, growing and headed in the right direction. The numbers don’t lie. Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices, low unemployment, increased job creation, and a stock market that has reached an all-time high.
– J. D. Hayworth
This is the first generation to grow up on Thatcher – it’s a different ethos. It’s money minded, and it’s the cult of yourself. Now that’s fine, except when it falls down, and you can’t achieve your goals – through high unemployment, through the fact that you probably need inherited money to get anywhere.
– Jane Campion
Prolonged unemployment is a tragedy of broken lives, broken families, foreclosed homes, and life without health insurance.
– Jan C. Ting
I told my parents I wanted to be an actor, and they were getting ready for a life of unemployment, so they’re just happy I’m in work!
– Emilia Clarke
My father was a civil servant, fairly sort of middle ranking, low to middle ranking. He worked almost entirely in what was then called Administrative Labour, dealing with employment and unemployment issues.
– John Hume
It’s hard for me to imagine a philosopher disconnected from the world, indifferent to the cares of his country, unmoved by poverty, unemployment: I am a committed citizen.
– Michel Onfray
We obviously would like to get unemployment as low as we possibly can.
– Jacob Lew
Unemployment is due to the large import of goods from Britain and other countries. The Government haven’t used the powers which they have for the benefit of the country.
– Eamon de Valera
If there’s unemployment, having the government help reduce that unemployment, increase employment directly is a pretty good idea. It’s not driving out competition; it’s not crowding out.
– Jeremy Grantham
Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy, from engineering to health care workers, forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs.
– Jerry Costello
Nevada was hit hardest by the recession – highest unemployment, highest foreclosure rate, highest bankruptcy rate.
– Brian Sandoval
They keep extending these unemployment benefits to the point where people are afraid to go out and get a job, because the job doesn’t pay as much as the unemployment benefit does.
– Sharron Angle
I’ve heard the argument that unemployment benefits somehow act as a disincentive to the long-term unemployed when it comes to looking for work, but the opposite is true. Unemployment Insurance serves as a powerful incentive for people to keep searching for jobs, rather than drop out of the labor force altogether.
– Thomas Perez
It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.
– Richard M. Daley
The unemployment rate is still twice as high for blacks as for whites.
– William Weld
All those predictions about how much economic growth will be created by this, all of those new jobs, would be created by the things we wanted – the extension of unemployment insurance and middle class tax cuts. An estate tax for millionaires adds exactly zero jobs. A tax cut for billionaires – virtually none.
– Anthony Weiner
I think most people believe success in government is how many fewer people are in government, not because you kick them off of benefits like unemployment but they’ve been able to control their own destiny because private sector employers have created more jobs.
– Scott Walker
You don’t want to get so distracted, focusing on what the opposition is putting forth that you forget to remind America that the real issue is 8.3 percent unemployment, virtually no growth at all in an economy that has been in shambles for the last four years under Obama.
– John Sununu