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W.H.: Jobless rate up because more looking for work

W.H.: Jobless rate up because more looking for work

The U.S. unemployment figures have turned Orwellian with an uptick viewed as positive by the administration -- more people looking for work -- and a downtick viewed as negative by the opposition -- fewer people in the jobs market.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Unemployment expected to rise in final pre-election jobs report

Unemployment expected to rise in final pre-election jobs report

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Labor Department is expected to report Friday the U.S. economy added 125,000 jobs in September and unemployment increased to 7.9 percent.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
The risk of economic collapse and the presidential election

The risk of economic collapse and the presidential election

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The global economy is teetering on collapse and the U.S. presidential election may well decide whether another Great Depression is avoided.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Jobs by the numbers: 7.8% unemployment but fewer working

Jobs by the numbers: 7.8% unemployment but fewer working

It was deja vu in a good way: Last week's U.S. unemployment report put the administration back to square one -- make that Day 1 of President Obama's tenure.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Jobless rate at 7.8%; skeptics cry foul

Jobless rate at 7.8%; skeptics cry foul

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- President Obama said Friday's U.S. unemployment report shows the economy is "moving forward" but a former General Electric head called the data "unbelievable."
U.S. economy adds an uninspiring 114,000 jobs

U.S. economy adds an uninspiring 114,000 jobs

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy added 114,000 jobs in September, down from 142,000 in August and not nearly enough to keep pace with population growth.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
U.S. Jobs outlook discouraging

U.S. Jobs outlook discouraging

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Friday's jobs report will reveal much about the progress accomplished -- and yet unrealized -- toward rehabilitating the economy and creating jobs.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Romney is right -- U.S. must get tough with China

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Romney is right -- U.S. must get tough with China
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Trade deficit rises, stifles jobs creation and smothers growth

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. trade deficit increased again in July, a trend that is hampering the recovery of the U.S. economy.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Are 12 million new jobs enough? Not hardly.

Are 12 million new jobs enough? Not hardly.

When his campaign is not bashing Obama administration policy, Mitt Romney pledges his administration would create 12 million new jobs, something that resonates with the millions of Americans who are un- or underemployed.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Unemployment rate 8.1 but hiring slowed

Unemployment rate 8.1 but hiring slowed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in August, down 0.2 points, but a fewer-than-expected 96,000 jobs were added, the Labor Department reported.
Another disappointing jobs report

Another disappointing jobs report

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy added 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 in July and not nearly enough to keep pace with population growth.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Jobs outlook grim

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Forecasters expect the U.S. Labor Department to report the economy added jobs in August at a monthly pace far too slow to return the nation to full employment.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
History lessons: Romney vs. Obama

History lessons: Romney vs. Obama

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The author argues that Republican nominee Mitt Romney offers Ronald Reagan’s "Morning in America" all over again.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Paul Ryan! A smart choice by a savvy executive

Paul Ryan! A smart choice by a savvy executive

COLLEGE STATION, Md., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Hold your breath, America. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has picked a running mate who could make him president.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
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Peter Morici is an Economist and Professor at the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a graduate of SUNY Albany in New York State where he received his Ph.D in Economics in 1974.

From 1974 to 1976, he taught at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. In 1976, he joined the Federal Energy Administration In 1978 he moved to the National Planning Association in Washington where he was elected a Vice President in 1983. He joined the University of Maine as a Professor of Economics in 1988 and was Director of its Canadian-American Center from 1990 to 1993. He served as chief economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Morici is the author of 18 books., and has recently signed up to be a pitchman for Kyocera.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Peter Morici."
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