The Incredible Shrinking Work Force

As a fan of the Atlantic Monthly, I found the below article quite interesting. Thoughts?

When unemployment fell to 8.6 percent last month, its lowest rate in two-and-a-half years, some newspapers hailed the number as a sure sign that the recovery is back on track. But when you dig into the numbers behind the numbers, a darker picture comes into focus. It’s not just that jobs are growing. It’s that the labor force is shrinking.

Read the rest of the article here.

The Information Age

Just two days ago I wrote about social media changing the way that we seek and obtain information. As a PR professional, seeking information is imperative and how that information is distributed is critical. While browsing through my daily list of blogs, I stumbled upon a quote that speaks volumes to the era of new media:

“I wouldn’t read a newspaper now unless you put a gun to my head and even then I would really try to negotiate with you. It’s not that I reject the content, it’s that I reject the format.” – Dylan Ratigan

If you have a moment, I’d highly recommend reading Mr. Ratigan’s column here. It truly is amazing how much we rely on technology to seek information and news.