Where Have America's Jobs Gone?si.wsj.net
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There are many reasons U.S. companies give for their lack of robust hiring-from weak consumer spending to uncertainty over the direction of government policies on debt and spending.

But a closer look at hiring provides a more nuanced picture. Some industries have significantly boosted employment over the past year while others continue to shed workers. To be sure, even those adding jobs are hiring far fewer than would be needed to put America's 14.1 million unemployed back to work.

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Why are businesses not hiring?
No consumer demand
26%
Business uncertainty
37%
Efficiency
8.6%
Outsourcing
29%
This is not a scientific survey, click here to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding and voting descrepencies.
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Posted 1105 days ago
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Business uncertanity caused by the anti-business policies of the Democrats, over regulation by Liberals and Obama being the worst President in living memory.
Posted 1105 days ago
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As always, it's easier to point fingers than to offer a helping hand. The wars&military cost so much that not enough money can be allocated to job creation.
Posted 1105 days ago
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Since when do we have to buy jobs with government money? Doesn't the private sector create jobs to sell their products and services? Perhaps they are not doing this because they are fearful of the policies the imbecile in the white house may try to implement? I'm pointing my finger at Obama and the "dimocrats"! My middle finger to be precise.
Posted 1105 days ago
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jmrkaa, if your contention is right:
1) why did Obama go to war in Lybia?
2) why didn't the stimulas cut unemployment?

The fact is that only business can make a job. Goverment money drains buisness and the people creating nothing. The Democrats hate business and are ttrying to destroy it.
Posted 1104 days ago
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@james2044, in my living memory, the Bushes are prime candidates for "worst President". Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford come to mind as well...
Business creates jobs, but lots of people work and have to work for the government: teachers, police, the Army, millions of people in all kinds of administrations, local, regional, national. And don't forget that the government invests lots of money in infrastructure and that benefits business again: companies who build new roads, bridges, buildings, companies who sell goods to the government. If the government has to spend more money on foreign wars, then there is less money for building new schools and other stuff.

@arrowdave, if you are correct, then it must be outsourcing, mustn't it?
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Obamanomics, pure and simple, although the sheer number of regulations has had the normal "law of unintended consequences" has as usual reared it's ugly head and the politicians of both parties are so removed from reality that they have not figured it out. Lack of hiring by private business does not have a single issue answer. Future uncertainty surely must be a major factor however. Taxes, Obamacare and the actions of Congress are just a few contributors don't you think?
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jmrkaa

Israel's importance to the us transcends the fact that Jews are financially powerful. The great value of Israel is that they are the only true democracy in the Middle East. Additionally, they are the only Middle Eastern country that contributes to the advancement of science, technology and the humanities in that region and those contributions are huge.

The net cost of both wars is about $100 billion a year. We have overspent an average of 1.2 trillion in each of the past three fiscal cycles. The wars are a problem but that cost is dwarfed by the irrational spending of this administration. Add to that the fact that the EPA and other administrative regulatory agencies are crippling the business community.

The Coup de Gras is the fact that with Obama's penchant for class warfare and attacks on capitalism, no intelligent business person is willing to take the risk of investing money today to make a profit the government will try to tax tomorrow as excessive. So, several trillion American corporate dollars remain on the sidelines here and abroad making 3-4% while Obama fiddles.
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