Latest Deindustrialization Stories

2009-04-09 07:10:00

Canada's unemployment rate hit 8 percent as the country lost 61,000 full-time jobs in March, the Statistics Canada agency reported Thursday. Since October, the unemployment rate has increased every month with a total of 357,000 jobs lost, the largest employment decline over a five-month period since the 1982 recession, StatsCan said. Losses were reported in manufacturing; finance, insurance, real estate and leasing; construction; and natural resources Employment in manufacturing fell by...

2008-05-03 06:00:12

By White, Katherine J Curtis I investigate the relationship between county population change and farm dependence in the Great Plains region during the twentieth century, using spatial data analysis techniques. This research is rooted in a long-standing sociological and demographic interest in population responses to economic transitions and informs the theoretical understanding of urbanization processes. Using census and environmental data, the analysis challenges earlier assertions of a...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.