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Unemployment in Free vs. Locked-Down States

Unemployment in Free vs. Locked-Down States

Jordan Schachtel , The economic results of America’s ongoing experiment with COVID-19 top-down authoritarianism are in, and they provided for the clearest picture to date about the very real, devastating side effects of lockdowns. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has made available a series of new statistics highlighting the unemployment figures from January (pre-pandemic […]

List of companies leaving California grows, citing high tax burden, cost of living

List of companies leaving California grows, citing high tax burden, cost of living

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Leaders of corporations have been leaving California for years, relocating their headquarters, or their entire operations, out of state, citing high cost of living and one of the highest tax burdens in the country as their reason, the California Policy Center notes in its updated California […]

To Fire or Not? and How to Do It ‘Right’

To Fire or Not? and How to Do It ‘Right’

    By Roxi Bahar Hewertson 5 Reasons to Fire Someone & How to Do It ‘Right’ When you are a human resource professional or hiring leader, firing right is just as important a part of your job as is hiring right. No one wakes up in the morning looking forward to terminating a staff […]

Camarillo | Business Assistance Checks Have Arrived

Camarillo | Business Assistance Checks Have Arrived

Camarillo, California – The City of Camarillo has equipped 351 Camarillo small businesses with a $2,380 business recovery grant, through the Ventura County Community Foundation. The City of Camarillo’s Business Recovery Grants were mailed on Friday, December 4, with many businesses receiving the grants by Tuesday, December 8. With sales dramatically reduced for many small […]

Call to Action ! Email Ventura Board of Supervisors – Open Restaurants for Indoor Dining

Call to Action ! Email Ventura Board of Supervisors – Open Restaurants for Indoor Dining

The Ventura Board of Supervisors meeting is next Tuesday and there is nothing on the schedule for restaurants opening for indoor seating, but also not for closing outdoor seating. Looks like they are just waiting around. We need to send emails to the County Board of Supervisors requesting that an item be added to the […]

Businesses Question California’s Shut Down Tactics in Solving Recent COVID-19 Surge

Businesses Question California’s Shut Down Tactics in Solving Recent COVID-19 Surge

by Matthew Kang @mattatouille  Business leaders and policy experts are now openly questioning California’s shut down policies and whether they are effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19, reports the Associated Press [via KTLA]. California has had a tiered system that allows certain counties to reopen businesses such as gyms, movie theaters, hair salons, and restaurants, depending on positivity rates, […]

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Down to Lowest Level Since March

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Down to Lowest Level Since March

BY TOM OZIMEK The number of U.S. workers seeking unemployment benefits last week ticked down by 7,000 to its lowest level since March, when the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus threw the economy into a tailspin. A report from the Labor Department on Thursday (pdf) showed 751,000 people filed for state unemployment benefits in the week ending […]

US Economy Grew by Record 33.1 Percent in Third Quarter

US Economy Grew by Record 33.1 Percent in Third Quarter

BY TOM OZIMEK The Department of Commerce announced Thursday that U.S. economic output in the third quarter grew by 33.1 percent, the largest expansion on record, after falling by 31.4 percent in the second quarter, the largest shrinkage on record. In a release detailing the agency’s “advance” estimate for third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), the Commerce Department noted, […]

Red States’ Economies Fare Better Amid CCP Virus, Unemployment Data Indicates

Red States’ Economies Fare Better Amid CCP Virus, Unemployment Data Indicates

BY PETR SVAB Republican states have generally handled the economic impact of the CCP virus pandemic much better than Democrat states, based on unemployment data. The lockdowns imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy countrywide, with unemployment rising from a historically low 3.5 percent in February to a record high 14.7 percent in April, before gradually dropping to 7.9 percent in […]

Commentary | California—Glad I Fled You

Commentary | California—Glad I Fled You

    By Sigrid Weidenweber I don’t know if I am prescient or just lucky. But I left California in the first days of February 2020, seeking a new home in Nevada. I had the feeling that big money grabs were coming—and here they are! In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, from Thursday, October […]