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Hiring and Healthcare

The stock market has been in a miraculous rally since our crash some years ago.  Hovering above and around 12,000- were the DOW the tell on our economy, you would be convinced we have had a full, miraculous recovery.

You would be wrong.

A wonderful chart from the Calculated Risk blog from some months ago shows exactly how anemic employment numbers have been.  Businesses have been, wisely (and unfortunately for us), most new growth has been overseas.  By and large most investment at home has been in the realm of capital expenditure.  Why hire a new employee when a new software suite or a new machine will increase your current workforce productivity for a good deal cheaper over five years? Read on…