Labor Force http://nhpr.org en 5.15.14: Figuring Out GDP, Alternative Labor Unions, and Did Neanderthal Parents Love Their Kids? http://nhpr.org/post/51514-figuring-out-gdp-alternative-labor-unions-and-did-neanderthal-parents-love-their-kids <p>It gets bandied about countless times by economists, politicians, and newscasters, but what exactly is GDP? Today on Word of Mouth, the surprisingly fascinating process of measuring Gross Domestic Product, and what this live or die by economic indicator overlooks<strong>. </strong>Plus, prehistoric humans are commonly depicted as grunting, club-wielding brutes. Now, evidence that Neanderthal parents didn’t just rear children, but loved and cherished them. All that and more on today's show.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:06:53 +0000 Word of Mouth 48556 at http://nhpr.org 5.15.14: Figuring Out GDP, Alternative Labor Unions, and Did Neanderthal Parents Love Their Kids? Unemployment Up to 5.1%; Labor Force Bigger than Expected http://nhpr.org/post/unemployment-51-labor-force-bigger-expected <p>The New Hampshire Department of Employment security <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/statistics/documents/nr-current.pdf">released the latest New Hampshire unemployment figures</a> for today. Unemployment in June ticked up slightly; rising to a seasonally adjusted 5.1%, up from 5.0% in May.It is still down from where it was last June, when it was 5.5 percent.</p><p>Employment Security Economist Annette Nielsen says the increase is due to two factors: 5,000 more workers entered the labor force than this time last year, and fewer seasonal jobs were added than expected.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:31:52 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 8969 at http://nhpr.org