Interactive map depicts the growth of unemployment from 2007 through 2009
For an interactive map based on the U.S. Dept. of Labor Statistics unemployment data, read this story.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics , there are more than 31 million people currently unemployed-that's including those who involuntarily work part time and those who want a job, but have give up trying to find one. In the face of the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression, millions of Americans are hurting. Follow this link to the interactive map that serves as a vivid representation of just how much Americans are hurting. Watch the deteriorating transformation of the U.S. economy from January 2007-approx. one year before the start of the recession-to September 2009.
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.